July 25 2011 04:24PM
Look at Steve, hustlin' down that ice
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The first 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!
Nearly the first in a long line of try-hards that I came like for one reason or another, Steve Bozek is memorable to me for one moment. A quick search shows me that the Canucks clinched their playoff berth for the 1991Stanley Cup playoffs on the very last day of the season: March 28, 1991, a 3-2 overtime win vs Winnipeg. What isn't mentioned was that Steve Bozek scored the goal and a ten year-old boy went nuts in his room, having been listening quietly on his radio, under strict order not to disturb his sleeping younger brother in the room next door. From then on, I thought Steve was a pretty damn cool guy.
July 25 2011 03:12PM
Do you touch the trophy, or not?
Photo credit globaltv.com
Now that the dust has begun to settle on this year’s Stanley Cup, let’s compare the last two Canuck squads who earned trips to the Finals.
Perhaps it’s too early do so because personally, I have yet to get over the sting of our Game 7 home ice loss back on June 15th, but I’m gonna give it a try anyways.
July 25 2011 12:52PM
You can buy this awesome t-shirt now at the English Bay Art Gallery. Go do it.
(Photo courtesy Remington Panikkar)
Mid-Day Head-shots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 25 2011 10:10AM
This was Cory Schneider's first career shutout.
But should the Canucks have even won this game?! Uh, no.
(Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
Throughout every season, there are always games that a team should win but didn't. And there are always games that a team shouldn't win but they manage to squeak it out.
Today we look at the top 5 games that the Canucks should not have won, but managed to steal a win anyway.
July 25 2011 09:20AM
Though it looked like the hiring of Craig MacTavish as the head coach of the Canucks new AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves was imminent a week ago - it has still yet to occur. We chronicled the odd circumstances surrounding the delay in a post last week - asking "What's the Hold Up?" What's especially odd about the MacTavish non-hiring, is that Mac-T has nine years of experience as an NHL head-coach, a career winning record, and seems like he'd be an able mentor for the Wolves...
I got at Oilers bloggers Jonathan Willis and Derek Zona, and asked for their opinions on Craig MacTavish's Oilers tenure, and his overall abilities as a head-coach. Here's what Jonathan Willis had to say: