NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges gives you his own thoughts on the typical offseasons of fans of the Canucks and how they are usually spent looking back at what could’ve been while feeling disgruntled about the management at the same time. If Richard had any message for those fans who continue to wallow, it would be to stop, get outside, get some fresh air, and realize that the season isn’t that far away at all.
NWSB Insider and Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with yet another post on Pavel Bure. The iconic Canucks legend who deserves to have his jersey retired by the Nucks organization. Bure played for 12 seasons in the NHL with the Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. He played his first game for the us on November 5, 1991. Owner Francesco Aquilini brought Bure back to Vancouver this week. Vancouver let him know they appreciated him still.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with another lockout post today. This one is special to him. His favorite all-time Vancouver Canucks player is Rick Rypien. While battling his own personal demons off the ice Rypien jumped at the opportunity to defend his teammates, Kevin loved this about him. Read on for more…
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with another lockout post today. This one is special to him. His favorite all-time Vancouver Canucks player is Pavel Bure. Richard says Bure made an entire generation of Canuck fans. Without him, the franchise might not have made it into the McCaw/Naslund era. Bure was the shot of relevance the Canucks desperately needed
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in today with another post in our Moments In Time series. Kirk McLean, Roberto Luongo, and Richard Brodeur all had one thing in common, they all backstopped the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals and they all came up short of hoisting hockey’s holy grail. When you break down the elements, which netminder should be honored as the Vancouver Canucks all time best goalie?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on some classic Rick Rypien moments in time today one year to the day since the death of Ryp. He recounts a special goal in this one. Vancouver had many highlight reel goals in 2008/09, but to see Rick Rypien and Darcy Hordichuk combine on a goal was pretty special. Not to mention some good scraps like one with Hal Gill.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger the Flying V remembers Rick Rypien one year after his tragic death. Depression is a deceptive issue, one that rarely manifests itself publicly, instead secluding the mind to the dark recesses found behind a fake smile. In the macho-man world of professional hockey, there seems to be little room for talk about depression, a disease still perceived by many to be a simple weakness.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac asks the very bang on question today. Does Pavel Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community? Post announcement we learned via twitter and message boards that people were upset with the fact that Bure’s #10 is yet to be retired by the team, unlike Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V – Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the amazing news today for Nucks fans that The Russian Rocket Pavel Bure has been inducted into the 2012 Class of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. At 478 career points Bure only sits 7th all time among Canucks players, but boasts the best goal-per-game averages Vancouver has ever seen. Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, and Mats Sundin also go in.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee has a great article today on the hits and misses for the Vancouver draft picks in another Moments in time article. Each year the Canucks walk into the draft with lofty expectations. From Markus Nasland and Alex Stojanov to Pavel Bure, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Jere Gillis and Jason Herter the Canucks have had some highs and lows on draft day.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Vancouver Canucks moments in time article today detailing the top Vancouver centers in the history of the team. C-Mac states Ryan Kesler is his second best Canucks center of all time, with the Swedish captain Henrik Sedin sitting at first. Kesler will turn 28 on Aug. 31st this year, and should have at least another four prime years.
Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall lays the smackdown on why Alain Vigneault’s contract extension is a very good thing for this organization. The trickle down affect could mean new life for Roberto Luongo and Ryan Kesler, but really, why would we ever want this guy to leave anyways? He’s a proven winner. The best Coach the Canucks have ever had. Proove me wrong. Leave a comment.