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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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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