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While one era ends, the next doesn’t know where to begin

(Illustration: Game 7 Hockey)   During his end-of-season press conference, Canucks GM Mike Gillis stressed the need for a "reset" within the organization, which is an appropriately vague term for a team that doesn’t really know which direction it’s heading in. They believe they can still contend, yet their core is aging. They want an…

Alain Vigneault Firing Reax

We knew it was coming, and around 12:30 Pacifc Time yesterday afternoon Louis Jean of TVA Sports broke the news that the Canucks had fired head coach Alain Vigneault and associate coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Brown. In my view, if we were to draw up an off-season priority list of what will help the…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for May 10

Mike Gillis never sleeps, cause sleep is the cousin of death. Well, another disappointing season has come and gone for the Canucks. Whether you want to bring out the microscope and analyze what went wrong or just forget that it all happened, at least you now have several weeks of stress-free playoff hockey watching ahead…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for May 3

Alain Vigneault lost the battle behind the benches in Game 1. (USA TODAY SPORTS) It’s the playoffs, and my regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks lives on! If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for April 26

God only knows where we’d be without Lou. (Photo: Harry How) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual relationship…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for April 19

Point rockets in flight, that’s Blackbeard’s Delight! Woop! (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for April 13

"Sure, I could give you an autograph…but then I’d have to kill you." (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Canucks.nhl.com) This is a regular Friday feature — running on Saturday this week — combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column,…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for April 5

  Focus, Kassian, FOCUS. (Photo: Rich Lam) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual relationship (wink).

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The Canucks Week in Quips for March 29

The secret to the Canucks recent success: Leo the angry ginger cat. (via my buddy @kylevskyle) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for March 22

Want to know what Fin’s achilles heel is? LOVE. (Rich Lam/Getty Images) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s start a textual…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for March 15

This is a photo of Daniel Sedin that I like. I call it "Pensive Ginger". (Credit: USA TODAY Sports) This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter…

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The Canucks Week in Quips for March 8

Want to play mediocre hockey in Canucky Thompson’s town? Someone has to pay (via Twitter). This is a regular Friday feature combining a healthy mixture of observation, analysis, and foresight on the Vancouver Canucks. If you’d like to get at me about anything covered in this column, follow me on Twitter at @yyjordan and let’s…