A Second Consecutive 'Once in a Lifetime' Season

Jeff Paterson
February 17 2012 08:47AM


Vigneault, the twins and their teammates are putting together a second straight season to remember.

Much was said about the Vancouver Canucks setting franchise records with 54 victories and 117 points last season. With a 17-1-2 stretch from late November through late January, and a 12-1 roll in March a year ago - the Canucks were doing things no team in the franchise’s 40-year history had ever accomplished. And it all added up to an NHL best record and the first President’s Trophy in the hockey club’s history. But you know all of that. You also know that when the final buzzer sounded on June 15th, none of that mattered.

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Milan Lucic's Church Vandalized in Vancouver

Thomas Drance
February 16 2012 08:50PM

 
The church Milan Lucic's family attends in Vancouver was vandalized (photo came via his girlfriend's twitter account).

8 months and one day ago, the Canucks were defeated in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final at the hands of Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins. Yet it was only today, nearly 250 days later, that the first "Stanley Cup" rioter Ryan DIckinson, was sentenced to 17 months in jail. Today should've marked a step towards closure, a milestone along the path to putting that ugly moment in the history of the city and in the history of the Canucks and their fans in the rearview mirror. Instead, there's a new stain on the reputation of the city and the fan-base. 

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Headshots February 16th

Thomas Drance
February 16 2012 03:15PM


If today's links post doesn't get you at least as excited as the Sedins are above, then I've failed.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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The Good, The Bad and the Working Overtime

Marda Miller
February 16 2012 01:33PM

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Is Seattle really going to get an NHL team? Wouldn’t it be funny if Rick Nash didn’t get traded from Columbus at all? Will Bleacher Creatures ever make an Alex Burrows plush doll? Hockey: the excitement it creates is contagious.

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Delivering the Sauce: Jordan Schroeder is NHL Ready

Jeff Angus
February 16 2012 09:05AM


Photo Credit: Chris Jerina of AHL in Photos.

With a few notable exceptions, Canucks fans are educated regarding their team (our readers are, at least). Most of you know that Jordan Schroeder was “stolen” by the Canucks when they picked up 22nd overall back in 2009 (he was slated by many to be a top 10 pick, and he slid dropped due to concerns about his attitude and size and strength). Since then, his development has had more downs than ups. He left college early to join the AHL’s Manitoba Moose after the 2009-10 season. In his professional rookie season, Schroeder struggled to produce consistently, finishing with 28 points in 61 games (he missed 16 games with a high ankle sprain).

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