December 16 2016 05:00PM
As you all know, tonight is Mattias Ohlund Ring of Honour night at Rogers arena, and it's well deserved. People (rightfully so) like to rag on the Canucks for their honoured players to cup rings ratio, but I think the Ring of Honour is a good place to recognize some of the finest players to don a Canucks uniform. The four names in the rafters is another conversation. With that in mind, I decided to ask our writers this week who they think will be the next name in the ring. Here's what they said.
December 16 2016 01:00PM
(Source: Mainly Mattias)
Mattias Ohlund wasn't the flashiest player by any stretch of the imagination. You won't find him in many highlight reels in spite of his lengthy career. All the same, Ohlund's stamp on the Vancouver Canucks history cannot be — and should not be — understated.
Something tells me Ohlund doesn't mind that, either. He epitomized stability on the Canucks blue line. Ohlund was reliable, physical and flew under the radar most nights. Still, it didn't take long for Ohlund to achieve league-wide recognition. In Ohlund's second season in the NHL, he played in the All-Star Game as a replacement. He's won Olympic Gold wearing the Tre Kronor for Sweden, too.
By the time Ohlund left Vancouver, he was the leading producer in Canucks blueline history. And he was my favourite Canuck. Tonight the Canucks honour that career. Ohlund joins the likes of Orland Kurtenbach, Pat Quinn and Kirk McLean in the Ring of Honour, and he couldn't deserve it more if he tried.
December 11 2016 01:30PM
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December 09 2016 03:23PM
It seems like the age old conversation in Vancouver is who will play alongside the Sedins. There's been countless players in the past such as greats like Jason King, Byron Bitz, Taylor Pyatt, Anson Carter and more recently Alex Burrows and Radim Vrbata. When the Canucks went out and got Loui Eriksson in the offseason, it was expected that he would slot into that role. He struggled out of the gate and it's been a game of chess ever since. Brandon Sutter is currently there, but he is struggling mightily, so I asked our writers, who do you think should be there?
December 04 2016 03:15PM
We've reached December, which means the holiday season is in full swing. Now, I know some of you may think we deserve coal this Christmas season, but we think you deserve a treat for your phone. With that in mind, try one of our Holiday Sweater wallpapers for your iPhone lock screen! I have tested these on many devices and they seem to work on all of them, I apologize if it doesn't fit just right for your phone, there are too many sizes to make work nowadays!
Regardless, without further ado, here they are!