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August 31 2011 05:20PM
Oh the glory that could have been...
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The fourth in a special summer series, CanucksArmy.com author Patrick Johnston will write whatever comes to mind about a random Canucks hero. What is a hero? Patrick's criteria is super secret, but maybe, just maybe, if you pay close attention, you'll figure it out
Alex Mogilny, in my memory, is one of the greatest Vancouver Canucks ever. In reality, looking at the numbers, it's hard to say. 308 points in 312 games in a Canucks jersey, a third of which came in his only electric season. As skill goes, he was incredible, there are few competitors in answering the question: 'who would you like to have the puck on his stick at *that* moment for the Canucks?' What is Alex Mogilny an example of? He's a reminder of where this team was, the vortex they were in, of what can happen to a talent when the walls are crumbling all around.
August 31 2011 03:43PM
Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey.
Belak's death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever it is, this has truly been one of the saddest offseasons in NHL memory.
More to come as details emerge. For now, sincere condolences to Belak's friends and family.
August 31 2011 02:35PM
Dan Hamhuis reals in a big one via @canucksfin.
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August 31 2011 01:44PM
Anytime you read about Canucks forward prospect Bill Sweatt, you'll hear some cliche about his one clear-cut, NHL-level skill - his speed. Though his defensive instincts, offensive skill and shot velocity are occasionally called out as "suspect" - no one debates the fact that Sweatt the younger can flat out fly. Now that I've met my "cliche about Bill Sweatt's skating ability quota," we can move on!