March 17 2015 11:01PM
After a stirring tribute to the late Pat Quinn, the Canucks did the memory of the Big Irishman proud with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Join us after the jump for our graphic postgame recap!
March 17 2015 07:25PM
In a pregame ceremony outside Rogers Arena on Tuesday night a part of Abbot Street - the part between Expo and Pacific - was officially unveiled as Pat Quinn way.
"Pat Quinn cared about people and cared about his players," said Canucks president Trevor Linden at an unveiling ceremony.
"The real reason we're here today is because Pat Quinn cared about people," Linden continued.
March 17 2015 01:00PM
It's Pat Quinn Night. That alone gets many of us excited and rightfully so, he was a great man and he played hardball while taking the Canucks to the next level. He also drafted Pavel Bure with confidence, so I am personally thankful for that. The Canucks host the Flyers this evening and with so much emotion after the pregame cermony, Vancouver needs to be focused on sending the Flyers further down the standings.
The last meeting between these two went amazingly well for the Canucks. Imagine that awful start by Markstrom and how quickly that game got away, and then switch the result in the Canucks favour, but with Ryan Miller instead. Nick Bonino scored a modified spin-o-rama from the top of the circle and got the hype machine revving. Three goals on 12 shots was all Philly needed from Ray Emery that night to pull him. Beating the lowly Leafs on Saturday should have the Canucks feeling good, and hopefully they back that performance up with another full effort.
March 17 2015 11:00AM
On this week's episode, Rhys and Garret talk about Michael Hutchinson's recent struggles, Jacob Markstrom's inability to make the NHL transition, the Canucks signing of prospect Ben Hutton, Corey Pronman's trolling of Rhys, and some Alberta Major Bantam talk to top it all off. Join us on the other side of the break to listen!
March 17 2015 09:00AM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports
In recent days the Vancouver Canucks have bolstered their prospect pool along the blue-line by signing Edmonton Oil Kings over-age defenseman Ashton Sautner and hot shot University of Maine defender Ben Hutton to entry-level contracts.
Sautner and Hutton join a a group of prospect defenders that also includes (depending on how you wish to define 'prospect') Frank Corrado, Adam Clendening, Andrey Pedan and Nikita Tryamkin. There are some intriguing names on that list, but this group would be an awful lot more interesting if the club could get Belleville Bulls defender Jordan Subban under contract.
Will they do so? Let's look into the mechanics at play.