March 18 2015 09:00AM
Courtesy: Sarah Hobday
We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.
Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!
March 17 2015 11:52PM
With heavy hearts, the Vancouver Canucks played host to the Philadelphia Flyers. Just moments before tonight's game started, the Canucks honoured the late Pat Quinn by unveiling a section of Abbott St. to be renamed as "Pat Quinn Way". They then upped the ante with a tear-jerking ceremony for the Irishmen with a St.Patrick's Day inspired opening ceremony, which featured several familiar faces - of note was the time and space shared by Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden during this ceremony... both left unharmed.
The Canucks played a fast-paced game, with open ice and scoring chances aplenty throughout tonight's contest. It wasn't until the third period though that they were rewarded, with a pair of goals from Alex Burrows that were enough to pull away from the Flyers and secure the victory.
Read on for more, on the other side of the jump.
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.