PHOTO: Pat Quinn Way is officially a street in Vancouver

Thomas Drance
March 17 2015 07:25PM

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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

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Canucks Army GDT #69 - Canucks vs. Flyers

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.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 10: Goalies Are Voodoo

Rhys Jessop
March 17 2015 11:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

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!

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Will the Canucks get Jordan Subban signed?

Thomas Drance
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. 

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Canucks looked at dusting off the 90s flying skate jersey for Pat Quinn night

Thomas Drance
March 16 2015 09:22PM


On Monday the Canucks took to the ice for practice sporting the Vancouver Millionaires sweaters. It would seem that the players and the organization were preparing for Pat Quinn night, which the club will host at Rogers Arena on Tuesday evening.

The Millionaires sweater has been the club's go-to ceremonial sweater ever since the club purchased the Trademark from Canadian heavy metal legend Thor (no, seriously). The problem is that the Millionaires sweater, as nice and historic and formal as it is, isn't exactly a jersey thats connected in any way to Quinn. 

Which is probably why the club explored using the 90s flying skate a.k.a. the spaghetti plate jersey, according to president Trevor Linden:

So we might perhaps see the 'flying skate' sweater in the near future, eh? Because if there's one thing this franchise needs, it's a 14th different logo and jersey combination...

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