Pavel Bure's Number To Be Retired

Jeff Veillette
July 24 2013 02:14PM

The Vancouver Canucks addressed a bunch of fans concerns at their Summer Summit today. Whether it was the Heritage Classic, Mike Gillis' talks with Roberto Luongo, or John Tortorella giving an idea of what he'll bring to the team as head coach, the night has been filled with valuable information. Information that I'll leave to the regular's here at Canucks Army to deconstruct.

To me, the most important news of all? The Canucks announced that Pavel Bure's #10 will be raised to the rafters of Rogers Arena at some point next season, becoming the fourth player in team history to recieve the honour. 

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Gillis, Tortorella, de Bonis, and Daly Field Questions in Summer Summit

Dimitri Filipovic
July 23 2013 09:54PM

Mike Gillis and John Tortorella are getting good at sitting beside each other, answering people's questions.
Image via The Windsor Star.

On Tuesday evening, Rogers Arena played host to season ticket holders of the Vancouver Canucks, who were in attendance for the team's annual "summer summit". Mike Gillis, John Tortorella, Victor de Bonis, and NHL VP Bill Daly were amongst those in the house, fielding questions from the audience.

While there was ultimately nothing that would be considered groundbreaking discussed at the event, we've decided to recap the festivities for those of you that were unable (or unwilling) to livestream it via the team's official Youtube account because there was in fact a few somewhat interesting things bandied about. Plus, it's July 23rd and news is sparse, so give us a break.

Read on for more from the summer summit.

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What Should the Canucks do with Frank Corrado?

Jeff Angus
July 23 2013 01:46PM

Frank Corrado - Wikicommons

Defenseman Frank Corrado was a pleasant surprise after he was called up to the NHL late in the 2013 regular season. In three games with Vancouver, Corrado averaged over nineteen minutes of ice time per contest. And in the four game sweep against the San Jose Sharks, he averaged 12:19 per game.

Let’s assume, for a second, that Corrado comes to town this fall and has a strong training camp. What should the Canucks do with him? Do they play him 13-15 minutes per night as a bottom pairing defenseman? Do they try and find more ice time for him? Is he used as the seventh defenseman? Or do they send him down to Utica to play as a number one defenseman in all situations?

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The Canucks and Sochi: Locks, Snubs and Long Shots

Thomas Drance
July 23 2013 11:40AM

Image uncredited via HFboards.

On Friday an agreement between the IOC and the NHL was reached, which will allow professional men's hockey players to compete in the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. Shortly thereafter the Olympic schedule was released, followed promptly by the Canadian and American orientation camp rosters. On Tuesday the Swedes and Finns followed suit, and the North American nations named their respective coaching staffs. 

So by this point we have a good feel for which Canucks players and coaches will be involved (or not) in the 2014 Olympic games. Beyond that there are a variety of players who may yet force their way onto their respective national team's rosters and, of course, there are a couple of players (and coaches) whom we might describe as having been snubbed. 

Let's get into it further after the jump.

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2013-14 Vancouver Canucks Schedule Released

Dimitri Filipovic
July 19 2013 12:39PM

Expect no love to be lost on December 14th, when the Bruins roll into town.

When it comes to the hockey world these days, I think it's safe to say that things could be more exciting. We've officially entered the "dog days of summer", as the news trickling in has been few and far between. This stretch has been especially slow for Canucks fans, who have been eagerly waiting for something interesting to happen surrounding their team after since the relatively inactive free agency period; with apologies to Benn Ferriero and Brandon DeFazio. 

Our saving grace has arrived! No, it's not a resolution to the Roberto Luongo situation. But it's still something that we can collectively sink our teeth into: the 2013-14 schedule, which was released by the NHL on this lovely Friday morning.

For some, this will fly under the radar as they really couldn't care less about these sorts of things while they're gearing up for a day at the beach in the middle of July. But for others, this provides an opportunity to start getting ready for the upcoming season; you can now begin to get excited about certain match-ups, and start circling your calendars for certain games you may wish to attend.

Read on past the jump for a closer look at some of the key dates.

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