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Unmasking Canucks Legends: A Conversation with Corey Hirsch

After a pretty stellar junior career with the Kamloops Blazers in which he helped his team head to two-straight Memorial Cup tournaments, winning it the second time, Corey Hirsch then made his way to the pros where he would eventually become a reliable backup goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks. Of course, the Canucks weren’t the…

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Unmasking Vancouver Canucks Legends: A Conversation with Eddie Lack

As the Canucks moved past the dead puck era and into the colourful future, the goalie masks saw an uptick in creativity. It wasn’t just the starters that had a jazzy looking lid but the backups did, too! My next conversation features a popular Swede who went from Manitoba to Chicago in the AHL and…

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Unmasking Vancouver Canucks Legends: A Conversation with Kirk McLean

As the Canucks transitioned from the highly-questionable “Flying V” jersey to the skate logo, which had versions of yellow, black, and eventually white, so did the team’s roster. In the early 1980s, “King” Richard Brodeur backstopped the Vancouver Canucks to a Stanley Cup Final appearance, but towards the end of the decade and well into…

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Unmasking Vancouver Canucks Legends: A Conversation with John Garrett

The Canucks’ slogan for their 50th-anniversary celebrations has been “Colourful Past, Bright Future” and when it comes to their goaltenders and the masks they wore, they couldn’t be more spot on. In a series of interviews, I ask former Canucks goaltenders about the most important part of their equipment, well maybe second after their cup:…

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Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canucks @ Coyotes

THE INTRO Winning one game doesn’t make you a playoff team but the Canucks hope that it’s a good start. Tonight, the Canucks (might) play the Arizona Coyotes in a very important late-season matchup. There hasn’t been this much anticipation for a game that involves the Canucks and Coyotes since the Sedins’ final days. As…

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Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canucks Vs. Islanders

THE INTRO Listen, the Canucks aren’t serious yet. If they were, this would be over already. Desperation hasn’t quite set in yet but they’re almost there. Tonight, the Canucks take on the visiting New York Islanders, a team that also needs those two points. Are the Canucks ready to bump their slump? Possibly. The Canucks…

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Canucks Army POST GAME – Canucks Feeling Blue; Lose To Jackets 2-1

THE SKINNY What could have been a great bounce-back game after blowing the lead a week ago turned into a snoozefest at Rogers Arena on Sunday night. This game was about as pretty as a mud painting when my kids were four, it wasn’t something I will remember. Columbus quarantined the Canucks for the most…

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Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canucks Vs. Blue Jackets

THE INTRO Every point is so crucial this time of year and tonight is no different. The Canucks welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to their rink this time in a very meaningful March tilt. A win tonight would bump the Canucks to 78 points, still one point back of the 6th place Flames. Columbus could…

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Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canucks Vs. Avalanche

THE INTRO The playoff race is heating up for the Vancouver Canucks and a visit from the Colorado Avalanche doesn’t make it any easier. Tonight, the Canucks will look to bounce back from their four-game losing streak in which they didn’t score a single point. Injuries are an easy target for why things haven’t gone…

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Comparing the 2019-20 Canucks to the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings

Not every powerhouse looks like a powerhouse at first glance. While the Canucks have struggled as of late, they’re still in a similar position to the one a fairly recent Stanley Cup champion found themselves in just before their historic run: The 2012 Los Angeles Kings. Just how good were the 2012 Los Angeles Kings?…

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Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canucks Vs. Coyotes

THE INTRO Tonight the Vancouver Canucks put all their petty bu take on the Arizona Coyotes in a pivotal Pacific Division matchup that will be chalked up to a “four-point game”. Vancouver has played below their talent level lately and have handed games to their opponents in pretty epic fashion. If the playoffs are a…

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Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canucks @ Blue Jackets

THE INTRO Misery loves company is a saying that has been uttered in Vancouver a time or two. Tonight, the Canucks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in what will probably be deemed “a must-win” game for Vancouver. Both teams are riding two-game losing streaks and for the Canucks, the Pacific is becoming a traffic…