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Comparing trades is like comparing snowflakes

So the next great Linden is gone. The boy named after salmon is no more. Cue the next cliche. Comparisons get made all the time, and two have already emerged – the Cam Neely trade and the Markus Naslund trade. But is either really a good comparison? On Friday, Jonathan Willis had a look at…

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Pavel Bure on Sochi, Putin and how the KHL stacks up against the NHL.

The Russian Rocket (pictured left) celebrates a goal with Fetisov, Kasatonov and Mogilny The friendly game was played to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summit Series. Canucks legend Pavel Bure has recently participated in another friendly game. Last time he put the skates on was in November and he was playing alongside with Russia’s…

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Game #67 Preview: Hello Old Friends

  Less than a week ago, Mike Gillis altered the franchise’s immediate and long-term trajectory by dealing a rookie heralded as the second coming of Linden, and sending him to Buffalo. Yes, a week ago today Cody Hodgson was a member of the Vancouver Canucks (though he’d just had a meeting with the coach, and…