Shoot to thrill

Matt Bartkowski is a patient man. He has to be in order to keep tradition alive. At the conclusion of warm-up each and every game, Bartkowski makes a point of being the last player on the ice. It’s as reliable as ice is cold and it’s quite comical to watch. Not only that, he always […]

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Ho ho oh no

Ben Hutton had it all planned out, then Jake Virtanen went and messed everything up. The Canucks return home from this six-game road trip in the early morning hours of December 23rd; they have the 23rd, 24th and 25th off, before returning to action boxing day, hosting the Oilers. Three days. Downtime. Holiday time. Family […]

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All Access: Chicago & Minnesota

CanucksTV cameraman Paul Albi does good work. Here’s his latest feature, a behind the scenes look at the first two games of our six-game trip. Not a lot of goals or winning, but the slo-mo is cooooooooooooool. Oh and Albi thinks the Blackhawks ice girl was checking him out. Watch the video and you’ll see […]

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Fresh Prince Vrbata

Now, this is a story all about how Radim Vrbata’s English got flipped-turned upside down And I’d like to take a minute Just sit right there I’ll tell you how Vrbata learned from the prince of a town called Bel Air In early November, Vrbata and Daniel Sedin visited Lord Selkirk Elementary School in Vancouver […]

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Why so serious?

I’m a man of the people, Canucks people specifically. I cover the team, day and night, home and away, win and lose, and have been doing so on Canucks.com, Fort Nucks, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat so long that five of those six platforms weren’t even around when I started. My job, as I tell […]

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Big Country

Big Country will represent his country, it’s only fitting. The Canucks announced Sunday Jake Virtanen would be loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland. He’s one of four returning players from last year’s gold medal winning team and will be looked upon as one of the team’s leaders. […]

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Art attack

When the team boarded Air Canucks Monday morning, we were informed that because of unfriendly weather in Minneapolis, our flight to Minnesota would be delayed roughly two hours. When you’re delayed two hours on a normal human flight, it can be torture. Most times there’s no food, the TV at your seat doesn’t work and […]

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Alone at home

This time of year is always difficult for Bo Horvat. A return to Chicago doesn’t make it any easier. Horvat doesn’t like to talk about it. The events of those torturous few days still keep him up at night; time isn’t healing the trauma suffered many years ago. He was eight-years-old when it went down. […]

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Air Canucks Tour

Ever wonder what it’s like at the back of Air Canucks? YES?!? Perfect! Canucks forward Brandon Prust recently gave us a tour of how the players travel, laptops, cards, babysitters and all.

Just In Time

Thank you Francesco Aquilini. Alex Burrows repeated one thing during his scrum in the Canucks dressing room Wednesday morning and that was it: thank you Francesco Aquilini. Sunday morning Burrows awoke in Toronto and headed down to the team breakfast. That’s when his phone rang. It was Nancy, his wife, who was going into labour. […]

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