August 07 2015 12:20PM
The 2009-10 was another step up the ladder for the Vancouver Canucks as they inched closer to league dominance. Although this wasn't destined to be their year, it was a coming out party for the Sedins not just as front line players, but as truly elite talent.
Coming off a second round playoff loss, there was a hunger in Vancity, knowing that many of their core pieces were only getting better. Canucks GM Mike Gillis added some significant pieces in the off season on both forward and defense.
Let's delve into the 2009-10 season and dig up some memories.
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August 07 2015 07:00AM
Babcock getting van Riemsdyk to the next level, Canucks dishing out dollars, World Junior showcase, Flames trimming the fat, Oilers reliving the Pronger trade, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, free agency and more in this week's Roundup.
August 06 2015 12:00PM
The 2008/2009 Vancouver Canucks season marked the beginning of many eras in the franchise's history. Former agent Mike Gillis stepped in as general manager and chose not to re-sign his previous client and ex-Canucks captain Markus Naslund. Roberto Luongo was named captain, adding a fun but somewhat forgettable twist to some of his best seasons with the team. Alain Vigneault confused everyone when he moved Alex Burrows up to play with the Sedins. The Mats Sundin era began and ended. Steve Bernier was there!
Let's set the mood with Flo Rida's Low (feat. T-Pain) and head back to 2008/09.
August 05 2015 02:00PM
As we enter August, hockey season is rapidly approaching. Summer camps are well underway, and before you know it, rookie and training camps will be starting up too. As we don't have a lot of "down time" left in the offseason, it's a terrific time for us at the blog to take a look at how we've done this past year, and plan for the future.
We have some changes to announce to our roster, so join us after the jump for what you can expect to see here at Canucks Army in 2015-2016!
August 05 2015 01:12PM
While it's easy enough to remember the Alain Vigneault years of this franchise as some of the more prolific and successful of the bunch, his reign didn't come without its share of growing pains.
One such occasion would include the 2007-08 season, where the Canucks failed to make the playoffs for the first and only time in Vigneault's tenure. Given the surprise success of their last campaign, it marked a considerable step backwards for a club that looked to be trending in the opposite direction.
Bad luck and questionable decision making throughout the organization laid the foundation for this disappointment of a season. Relive it all, on the other side of the jump.