Vault - Hamhuis Interview from 1998 (Age 15)

Cam Davie
August 19 2010 11:09AM

Ah, the wonders of the internet.  And family.

When Dan Hamhuis signed in Vancouver, Canucks fans were buzzing with excitement all over the web. When my cousin Simone found out, she remembered an article she wrote about the Smithers native and the interview she had with him when he was just a wee lad. After pulling some strings through the Bulkley Valley Museum (thanks!) and getting some e-mail addresses sorted out, she sent me a copy of the article and I've reproduced here for Canucks Army.

Enjoy. And huge thanks to my cousin, Simone Blais and the Bulkley Valley Museum.

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Kesler 2K11

Kristian Urstad
August 18 2010 02:22PM

Vancouver Canucks' center Ryan Kesler arrives at the 2010 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Ryan Kesler is the cover athlete for the new NHL 2K11 game. This strikes me as interesting. 

At first, I didn’t really get it. Video games are by their very nature all about creating a flashiness and hyperbole that isn’t quite captured by the reality they are meant to represent. There are loads of things about real hockey that are glossed over, and turned glossy, when it comes to their video game depiction. It is fitting, after all, that the last four cover athletes on NHL 2K are Thornton, Spezza, Nash and Ovechkin – appropriate symbols, it seems to me, for just that kind of gloss.

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On Malhotra's Value

Yankee Canuck
August 18 2010 01:57PM

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 4: Manny Malhotra #27 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 4, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Mike Gillis has been plenty busy this summer, honing in on Keith Ballard during the first night of the draft and delivering a hometown discount (however slight) for Dan Hamhuis once the clock struck noon on July 1st.

One signing that went under the radar - but not before inviting some immediate scrutiny - was the three-year, $7.5 million dollar deal for 30-year-old Manny Malhotra. Some were quick to wave a nagging finger at the deal, including Pierre McGuire who kindly took it upon himself to suddenly become Cody Hodgson's agent. Others questioned why Malhotra was a better choice over similar forwards, particularly at a reduced cap hit and one that wouldn't muddy the waters of the bottom six where there are plenty of existing options (like Hodgson, Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen, Tanner Glass and the newly acquired Joel Perrault and Victor Oreskovich to name a handful).

Make no mistake: not only was Manny Malhotra a smart signing, it was necessary and one that will make the Canucks immediately better in several of their weaker areas.

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The Last of Willie Mitchell

Cam Davie
August 16 2010 02:57PM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 16: Willie Mitchell #8 of the Vancouver Canucks slides the puck past goalie John Curry #36 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of NHL action on January 16, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

(**psst - I'm back!**) As rumours continue to swirl about the immediate future of WIllie Mitchell, it seems the fleeting optimism about Mitchell's return to Vancouver may be somewhat premature.

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Canucks Hire Newell Brown

Jonathan Willis
August 04 2010 07:31AM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 11: Henrik Sedin #33, Mikael Samuelsson #26, Daniel Sedin #22 and Kyle Wellwood #42 of the Vancouver Canucks along with coaches Ryan Walter and Alain Vigneault sit on the bench during the final minute of play against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 5-1 to win the series 4-2. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

By now, everyone is likely aware that the Canucks have sent away assistant coach Ryan Walter, and replaced him with Newell Brown, most recently a coach with the Anaheim Ducks. What does Brown’s background look like?

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