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NorthWest Sports Beat:
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Mark your calendars, the Vancouver Canucks will open their 2013-14 regular season on Thursday, October 3rd against the San Jose Sharks. Opening night is just one of many notable dates on the 2013-14 season schedule for the Canucks, who will also host Ottawa Senators in this year’s Herritage Classsic.
The NHL’s new alignment also comes with a number of new twists when it comes to scheduling. 4 Divisions consisting of seven teams in the Western Conference, and eight in the Eastern Conference make up the newly divided NHL.
The Canucks now call the Ducks, Flames, Oilers, Kings, Coyotes, and Sharks their division rivals.
Per Canucks.com Press Release
With the new alignment comes a new schedule format as well. Within the Canucks division, Vancouver with play 3 Home/2 Away against two teams, 2 Home/3 Away against two teams and 2 Home/2 Away against one team. When playing other Western Conference teams, Vancouver will suit up for three games against each team (2 Home/1 Away versus four teams, 1 Home/2 Away versus three teams). The Canucks will play one home and one away game each season against all Eastern Conference teams as well, giving Canucks fans the opportunity to see the stars of each NHL team on an annual basis.
Without question the highlight of the regular season schedule has to be March 2nd, when the Vancouver Canucks will “host” the Ottawa Senators at BC Place.
Torts vs. Vigneault should be fun eh? (Photo: wsbtv.com)
The Canucks have waited patiently for their time outside in a Heritage Classic, and finally we know the date.
Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo will have the chance to face each other on October 8th in Vancouver’s fourth game of the regular season.
John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault will duel for the first time on Saturday November 30th at 11:00 AM when the Canucks visit the Big Apple. The last time the Canucks had a highly-anticipated afternoon game on the East coast it did not disappoint.
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins visit Vancouver on Tuesday January 7th. Magic things happen when Sidney Crosby’s skates hit the ice at 800 Griffiths Way, don’t miss out.
The Canucks close the regular season playing six of their last seven games at Rogers Arena, including their final game of the regular season Sunday April 13th versus the Calgary Flames.
If you’re struggling to survive without Canucks hockey your first chance to see the team in action will be on September 16th versus the San Jose Sharks at 7:00.
The Canucks play six pre-season games this year against the Sharks (home and away), Oilers (home and away), Coyotes (home), and Rangers (home). Bonjour, Monsieur Vigneault.
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Mike Gillis was up to his busy body old self on Wednesday, signing Jordan Schroeder, Yann Sauve and most importantly for the present, and future of this club, Dale Weise.
If this signing, much like every other one Gillis has made to this point in the offseason has you thinking #boldmoves, you should feel just a little more than validated in said feelings. ...
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Good ole storylines. Narrative drama that fuels the core of what makes sports great. The great unknowns.
The Vancouver Canucks will have their fair share of those this year.
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The Vancouver Canucks have confirmed they will retire former player Pavel Bure's No. 10 jersey during the 2013-2014 NHL season.
Team executives announced the move during the club's annual summer Tuesday night. His number will be the fourth in franchise history to be retired, joining Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.
Bure told NHL.com that he is "really proud...
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has dumped his longtime agent and is now being represented by the heavyweight duo of J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA Sports.
Barry confirmed Wednesday that the change was made earlier this week. Luongo was previously represented by Gilles Lupien who negotiated the 12-year $64-million deal that Luongo signed with the Canucks in 2009.
More than nine months after former Canuck and current Twitter superstar Gino Odjick spilled the beans, the Canucks made it official yesterday that the most exciting player in franchise history will have his jersey retired sometime in the 2013-14 season. Unlike most in Canucks nation, this isn’t news that fills me with “yes!”, “finally!” or “what took so long?!”. For...
The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday night what had been hinted at last spring: they will retire Pavel Bure’s No. 10 jersey and hang it next season from the rafters at Rogers Arena.
Bure joins former captains Stan Smyl Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund in the elite group that have had their jersey numbers retired. No actual date was given for the ceremony.
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Bygones are now bygones as Pavel Bure and the Vancouver Canucks have officially made up from their somewhat messy divorce.
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Pavel Bure will become only the fourth player in franchise history to have his number raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena when his #10 is retired in the upcoming season.
Bure was a member of the Canucks from 1991-92 to 1997-98, scoring 254 goals and 478 points in 428 games. He still holds the franchise record for most points scored by a rookie with 60 in 1991...
The Vancouver Canucks are holding a "Summer Summit," and new coach John Tortorella named his assistant coaches at the event:
Torts announces that #Canucks have hired Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan as Assistant Coaches.
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) July 24, 2013
from Dan Murphy of Sportsnet,
Roberto Luongo changed agents and this has to be seen as a shot across the bow of the Vancouver Canucks.
Why else would a guy with nine years left on a contract fire his agent?
This tells me Luongo is not coming to camp quietly (and probably doesn’t want to come at all).
This tells me Gilles Lupien told Luongo that he couldn’t help...
from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,
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