Mike Gillis’ best moves five years into his tenure

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a deeper look at the top five moves that Canucks GM Mike Gillis has made during his tenure in Van City. If you remember, Gillis was originally an agent who had the like of Markus Naslund and Pavel Bure under his thumb. So he was no stranger around these parts to begin with. But our Alex takes a closer look at some of the moves like Chris Tanev, Max Lapierre, Jordan Schroeder, and Nicklas Jensen, etc.

Why Pavel Bure’s jersey doesn’t belong in the rafters

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with the latest Canucks news, the retirement of Pavel Bure’s #10. So Ben asks the question, of course, should the Canucks really hang the Russian Rocket’s jersey from the rafters at Rogers Arena? If it were up to Ben, the answer is a big fat no. Even with all of the flash and the flare, Pavel Bure left the Canucks in the wind on more than one occasion. That doesn’t sound like team loyalty…

Could Canucks use outdoor game for jersey change?

Could these be part of the new uniform lineup? (canucks.nhl.com)

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Josh Hall gives you some options should the Canucks choose to debut new uniforms next year at BC Place. Am I suggesting the retirement of the beloved Orca? Perhaps that is the easiest option regardless of its popularity, which is split down the middle. The club added the killer whale to its uniforms back in 1997, two years after Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment was founded.

NWSB Picks: The weekly Vancouver Canucks three stars

I bet the Sedins to a bit of celebrating tonight against the Oilers.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from Feb 11th – Feb 18th during the Canucks 2013 campaign. Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler, and Henrik Sedin make Bryan’s list. Kesler delighted fans this past week as he finally returned to the lineup and looks ready to help push Vancouver into the playoffs.

Minnesota Wild vs. Canucks: The taming of the Wild

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Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Tuesday night over the Wild. Richard says that there were actually four points on the line Tuesday night, two for the win, and two for Henrik Sedin to pass Markus Naslund for most points in Vancouver Canucks history. Well, the latter didn’t quite happen, but the Nucks did pull off the win, good enough for their sixth straight.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 12 notes, prediction & tweets!

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Richard Hodges previews the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 12 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks Henrik Sedin will have a lot of eyes on him tonight as the captain is just one point behind Markus Naslund for all-time franchise leader in points. The Canucks have scored four goals in each of their last two games after doing so once in their first nine contests.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Game 10 notes, prediction & tweets!

Canucks vs. Wild

Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Feb 7 matchup. Richard points out the Canucks are stil without the ambiguously Americam duo of Ryan Kesler and David Booth. He also says Roberto Luongo’s record in Minnesota is not good. 3-9-1, 3.56 GAA, .873 save pct. He’s been pulled three times and hasn’t played in the building since 2010. Prediction. 3-2 Wild in a slogging heartbreaker.

Pavel Bure – My favourite Canuck of all time

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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

Pavel Bure – Vancouver Canucks one true Hall of Famer

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in today with another post on recent Hockey hall of fame inductee and former Canucks superstar Pavel Bure. Steve says it would be ridiculous for the rest of the hockey world to celebrate the Russian Rocket’s achievements and not see Bure’s jersey hanging in the rafters with Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.

Rumor Mill: Canucks to retire Bure’s number, or not?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on if the Canucks should retire Pavel Bure’s #10 jersey number this year. Right now the Canucks need to figure out if the most electrifying player to wear a Canucks sweater is worthy of their most prestigious honor. Different papers in Vancouver have different opinions. it’s obvious what’s next. We’re going to have a Botchford v MacIntyre bare-knuckled boxing match.

Moments in time! A quick look back at some Vancouver Canucks freshman

Sedins vs. Maple Leafs

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.

The Northwest sports record books are made to be broken

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NWSB Insider and sports blogger Steve Lee has a great article today on the record holders that grace that great northwest sports scene. In just under two weeks, BC Lions receiver Geroy Simon will cement his place in the CFL record books as the league’s all time receiver. Other northwest athletes are in the books too. Ichiro Suzuki, Shaun Alexander, Damon Stoudamire, Gary Payton, Henrik Sedin have their own Moments In Time.

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