Lockout Blues? Canucks fans remember Pavel Bure a happier time

Pavel Bure

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone weighs in with another lockout post today. He points out this week was a reminder of a happier time for Canucks fans who remember the Russian Rocket’s blistering combination of speed and skill. There were harsh ups and downs during Pavel Bure’s career with the Canucks, but the talent evident in every highlight pack he stars in is undeniable.

Pavel Bure: My top five moments in time

Pavel Bure

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in on the top 5 moments in time for the Russian Rocket Pavel Bure. Along with Bure, Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin and Adam Oates were all inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The mere mention of Bure’s name can bring out the best in Vancouver fans. It can also bring out the worst.

Does Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community?

Pavel Bure

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.

Congrats Pavel Bure! “Russian Rocket” in the 2012 HHOF Class

Pavel Bure

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.

Why Mike Gillis’ extension is a good thing for the Vancouver Canucks

mike gillis

Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall says the re-signing of Mike Gillis is a great thing for the organization going forward. Consistency seems to be the main key here but there’s also the domino affect this has on players and namely, Alain Vigneault. Mike Gillis has as much motivation to get this team where it can be as Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Canucks Hottie

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night over the Colorado Avalanche. Alain Vigneault’s system rarely see tons of responsibility. That didn’t stop Ryan Kesler, Jannik Hansen, Alex Edler, and Alex Burrows from progressing just fine under his watchful eye. The Canucks are heating up.

DreamWeaver! Vancouver Canucks Sedin brothers looking for linemate

Henrik & Daniel Sedin & Anson Carter

Richard Hodges one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers points out its a challenge to find the best line-mate for Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. Makes you wish there was a third brother. Cherish the skill of the third twin, because we may never see it in Vancouver. Between Trent Klatt, Anson Carter, Jason King, Taylor Pyatt and of course Alex Burrows, the Sedins’ linemates have had more hustle than pure skill.

It makes you wonder what the twins could do with talent on that wing…

West Coast Express: 5 Reasons to Hate the Toronto Maple Leafs

Alex Burrows

It’s 2011 Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (West vs. East) smack talk time. Next up is the Maple Leafs, and Richard has 5 reasons he can’t stand their hockey team. Did you know since the Canucks entered the league, neither have won the cup. Ex-Canucks GM Brian Burke and his golden boy Phil Kessel hope to change that. Ryan Kesler, and Roberto Luongo stand in their way.

The Top Five Busts in Vancouver Canucks History

Mark Messier

Listen up Canucks fans, we’ve got a good read here for you. Fun take by Matt Larkin as he weighs in with his top five busts in Vancouver Canucks history…

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