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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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Buffalove

It’s been 615 days since Ryan Miller was last in Buffalo, where he played for more than 10 years, so naturally he had quite a few people to see. He told them to wait. Miller quietly snuck away from the Canucks team hotel early Friday morning to visit Roswell Park Cancer Institute, which he frequented […]

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Airplane Mode

And away we go! The Vancouver Canucks have embarked on their longest road trip of the season, a seven-game trek through the east coast of Canada and the United States. First stop is Buffalo and then New Jersey and then Columbus and then Ottawa and then Toronto and then Montreal and then Winnipeg. And then? […]

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

The Canucks say the Flames are under it. Calgary says Vancouver is feeling it. It’s everywhere in this series and the NHL playoffs itself, and yet it can’t be seen, touched, heard, smelt or tasted. The “pressure” being discussed can’t be quantified. Game 6 of this Western Conference Quarter-Final series goes down at the Scotiabank […]

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In It To Win It

In It To Win It

I woke up to my son’s voice this morning. “Daddeeeeeeee, are you here?” Fair question. NHL playoff time is definitely not family time, what with games being played every second night and plenty of travel involved. Having just returned from Calgary less than two days earlier, Denver wasn’t quite sure where I was. I walked […]

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Win It For Burr

Hockey is important, until it’s not. When we arrived at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary this morning for skate, the Canucks were a light-hearted bunch. Despite trailing the Flames 2-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarter-Final series, they were loose. Smiling. Laughing. Normal. No, when times are tough they don’t run around with their arms […]

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