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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Brandon Prust suited up in Montreal, just in a different way than he’s used to. The 31-year-old Canucks forward, who played three seasons with the Canadiens, returned to the Bell Centre Monday night, but was unable to play because of an injury suffered, ironically, against Montreal in late October. Even if Prust wasn’t as close […]

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What a day

“How do I get to the ice,” Hunter Shinkaruk asked an usher outside the Canucks dressing room at Air Canada Centre. “Through that door and to the right,” answered Mike, the elderly gentlemen. As Shinkaruk walked the tunnel opened up to reveal the home of the Maple Leafs, I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed […]

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Post-game Priority

Perspective came in the way of a 13-year-old boy. The Canucks dropped a 3-2 decision to the Senators in Ottawa Thursday in the fourth game of this seven-game trip and afterwards, the dressing room was predictably melancholy. The last person you would have expected to hear laughter from was coach Willie Desjardins. Yet there it […]

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Hutton’s Bucket List

Safety or style? For Ben Hutton it’s neither. It’s earned. The 22-year-old defenceman grew up in Prescott, Ontario, 45-minutes outside of Ottawa and Thursday night will be his first game in the rink he’d watch the Senators in with his dad. His family, friends and likely three-quarters of Prescott will be in attendance and that […]

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Lest We Forget

Some of the players have changed, but team sentiment has not. The Canucks arrived in Ottawa late Tuesday night and instead of taking Wednesday morning to recuperate following a 5-3 win in Columbus, the team attended the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial. Poppies on their jackets with heads held high, the […]

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That Canucks wedding

Before you read this blog, read this story. … You’re finished already? There’s a test later, so I hope you weren’t skimming. How cool are Dan and Christina! I’ve met a lot of Canucks fans on the road and heard tons of stories, yet few compare to this couple. Myself, hailing from Manitoba and being […]

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This and That

Four days into this road trip and things aren’t going too well for the Canucks, who have lost back-to-back winnable games. We’re now in Columbus, looking ahead to facing the Blue Jackets Tuesday night, with Monday being at team day off. I knew this was coming and to leave you blogless would be a confiscate […]

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The Fun Bus

Win, lose or draw, I’ve got a job to do. Whether the Vancouver Canucks clobber an opponent or give up an OT goal to the New Jersey Devils to lose 4-3, there are questions to be asked, quotes to be tweeted, videos to be posted and an infographic to be built, every game, home or […]

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