CA's All-Time Greatest Canucks Team: Jyrki Lumme

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 04 2015 01:00PM


As we hit the home stretch with this all-time team, positions start to get rounded out. Today, we close off the defense with a couple of defencemen who managed to be some of the best to ever play the position for the Canucks, without doing so in an overly dramatic fashion. Matt covered Mattias Ohlund this morning, but if we're going to talk about him, I think it's only right to go a mini-generation back and look at Jyrki Lumme.

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CA's All-Time Greatest Canucks Team: Mattias Ohlund

Matthew Henderson
September 04 2015 09:59AM


Vancouver has been lucky to have many consummate professionals on their team throughout the years, through Orland Kurtenbach to Pat Quinn and Trevor Linden to the Sedin Twins. One of the other pillars of professionalism and leadership during the history of the Canucks, is Mattias Ohlund. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 04 2015 06:45AM


Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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J.D. Burke
September 03 2015 07:04PM


For as long as I've been a sentient being, the Canucks haven't had a more singularly dominant player (in my estimation) than Todd Bertuzzi. His ability to take over a game physically is unlike anything I've seen since in a Canucks uniform.

While there's been no shortage of physically apt players since his hay days in Vancouver, none have possessed the ability to bully their opponents to even half the extent Bertuzzi could. Physically imposing doesn't do justice.

When speaking on what it means to be a power forward, the benchmark was set during Bertuzzi's more productive campaigns as a Vancouver Canuck. And likely will be until Zack Kassian realizes his fullest potential for the foreseeable future. 

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Rogers Arena 20th anniversary celebrations will honour Bertuzzi, Oprah and hopefully Big Country

Thomas Drance
September 03 2015 04:39PM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their home rink - formerly GM Place, now Rogers Arena - this season, and they'll do so with a variety of themed nights. 

We already knew this, and already knew that the retro 90s skate logo would be part of the festivities, but the full gamut of the club's plans was revealed on Thursday and from Vancouver Grizzlies night to a celebration that name-checks Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, there are some eclectic choices to say the least.

You can see the full list here, but we'll offer some thoughts on the other side.

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