My hockey mom

During the second intermission Tuesday night in Denver, a mini-dance off broke out between three Canucks moms. “We’re a lot more fun than the dads, aren’t we!!” said one of the moms, busting a move to Young MC’s Bust A Move. Yes, it’s been a vastly different experience having the moms along compared to when […]

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Lena knows best

Of all the mothers who attended Canucks morning skate Tuesday, Lena Markstrom was the only one wearing her son’s jersey. She was the only one taking photos of the Colorado Avalanche, seemingly on a reconnaissance mission gathering intel on the enemy. She was also the only one who gave me the mom eye, while talking […]

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Mom’s trip

When the Vancouver Canucks boarded Air Canucks Monday morning to begin a two-game road trip, the majority of them were freshly shaved, their language was clean, posture outstanding and there wasn’t a wrinkled shirt in the bunch. The Canucks are usually polished to travel, but this was on another level. What gives? “Derek, this is […]

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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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