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.

Moments in Time: Pavel Bure debuts in Vancouver

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with another installment of NWSB’s Moments in Time piece, this time we are looking back on the debut of the great Pavel Bure. The news came out this offseason that the Canucks will be raising Bure’s #10 jersey to the rafters. And this is a nice piece by C-Mac to take a look at where the magic all started; November 5th, 1991. Click here and take a journey down memory lane with the most explosive Canuck of all time.

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…

First impressions! Baptism by fire for the Canucks Frank Corrado

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines from last nights Canucks win over the Chicago Blackhawks. If there was ever a perfect example of baptism by fire, for Frank Corrado his first NHL game would be just that. What happens now is anyone’s guess. Mitch thinks Corrado’s play last night warrants another look in Thursday’s game against the Ducks. Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev take your time.

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.

Welcome back to Vancouver Pavel Bure…we’ve missed you! #Retire10

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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.

ICYMI…Canucks get their revenge over Oilers

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s win over the Edmonton Oilers. Richard points out that the power play is still a struggle for the Canucks. On the bright side, Cory Schneider is shutting teams out, making the battle for starting netminder an interesting one. Oh yeah, Zach Kassian finally scored – his first since January!

A little bit of cardboard nostalgia

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NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee not only shows his age with his latest post, but brings back the nostalgia to all of us “older” sports fans to the time when sports cards were our world. As a blog that brings you the news of the North West’s biggest teams, Steve brings us the rookie cards from the area’s biggest stars. Ken Griffey Jr, Pavel Bure, Spencer Haywood, Clyde Drexler, and Steve Largent can all be seen here in their most glorious cardboard glory.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames moments in time…

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the rivalry between the Canucks & the Calgary Flames. Mitch points out that rivalries are few and far between in the northwest division anymore. He fondly remembers the Jarome Iginila vs Trevor Linden April 5th, 2008 game. It was Linden`s last game and Iginla scored his 50th goal of the season, received an unusual ovation from the people in General Motors place.

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

Lockout Blues? Canucks fans remember Pavel Bure a happier time

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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 – 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.