Babych Please – November 18th, 2016


The Canucks continue to play hockey and overall, it’s not going so great. But what they lack in points, they make up for in smiles. It’s easier to cheer for a weak team when they’re out here being nice guys. 

  • Dan Hamhuis made his return to Rogers Arena last Sunday and this touching “Thank You” video will probably make you a little sad because Dan Hamhuis was such a loveable Canuck. 

  • Hamhuis used to take kids to games with his Hammer’s Heroes program. With his departure, Alex Edler seems ready to take on some of the Fatherly Defenseman responsibilities and has launched a similar program called the Eagle’s Nest. This is a very nice gesture and they’ve given it a great name. His teammates should all have programs inspired by their weird nicknames. Luca’s Pizza Hut. Big Country, Big Heart. Chris Tanev’s Grease Pit. 

  • Thursday night was Hockey Fights Cancer night at Rogers Arena. During warm-ups, the Canucks each wore the name of someone they know who has battled or is battling cancer. I love Jannik Hansen practicing for two minutes just so he could wear his.   

  • Bo Horvat and Troy Stecher participated in Canuck Place’s annual family skate this week. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time and took a bunch of adorable photos. 

Got myself a new girlfriend! Great day skating with @canuckplace families and @canucksfin. ?

A photo posted by Troy Stecher (@troystecher) on

  • Speaking of Stecher, his teammates’ reaction to his first NHL goal was just the cutest. Look at this defensive brotherhood. Adorable. 




  • And speaking of celebrations, the team gave it to Ben Hutton after his OT winner last night. Also, check out emergency call-up Michael Garteig escorting Sven Baertschi to the huddle – it appears that Sven had lost a skate blade. 



  • wojohowitz

    It seems the word`s out about Tryamkin. Richardson heard footsteps and thought he was about to get run over by a truck. Even Tryamkin looked surprised by the result after barely touching him. Sadly it may be indicative of a much more serious problem when the tibia/fibula get broken. In hindsight the Canucks should have never let Richardson get away as he continued to be one of the best third/fourth line centers in the league.

    There may be retribution but IMO Hanzal is one of the dirtiest players in the league so what goes around comes around.

    • Mattchu

      You had me agreeing with you up till the part about “what goes around comes around” and talking about Hanzal… I agree that he can be a dirty player but I do not think the Yotes would be looking for retribution on that “hit” there was nothing wrong with what Tryamkin did and it looked like he laid off from a harder hit. It was just Richardson turtling IMO.