Found July 26, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) (Photo by Eliot Schechter/Getty Images/NHLI) Earlier this week, the Vancouver Canucks announced that Pavel Bure’s famous number 10 will be raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena on a future date to be determined by the club. It was a long-overdue honor considering the pure excitement Bure brought Canucks fans every time he laced up his skates. Watching Pavel Bure was like watching a bursting supernova on skates. Catching him was like trying to catch the wind. Once Bure found a clean patch of ice, he was off like a burning rocket — hence his appropriate nickname “The Russian Rocket.” A supernova can briefly outshine an entire galaxy when it burns out with one final massive discharge of energy. Like a flash, Bure was gone from hockey long before his time. He officially hung up his skates in 2005 after the lockout cancelled the 2004-05 season. Bure played his final NHL game as a member of the New York Rangers on March 15, 2003 at the youthful age of 31...

Prospect recap: A look at the 2013 Canucks draftees

Wait….Who the hell are who? Don’t worry Danny and Hank, these Canucks rooks aren’t gunning for your top line spots yet. Same for you Kes and Burr, so let’s all just calm down for a minute. Okay, so who are these newbies that Canucks management has anointed the latest crop of prospects in the system and why exactly did they do so? Let’s take a look… Bo Horvat (C/W, 9th...

The Vancouver Canucks re-sign Dale Weise

But to What Exact End? 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. ...

Why Pavel Bure’s jersey doesn’t belong in the rafters

Bure(ing) the past The memory of Canucks fans is apparently pretty short. There seemed to be rejoicing in Canucks Nation after the team announced the retirement of Pavel Bure’s #10 sweater. Numbers don’t lie and Bure put up some incredible stats during his time in Vancouver. He still holds the team record for most goals in a single season, is the only Canuck to ever win the Calder...

Former Luongo agent calls out Vancouver GM Gillis

For better or worse, the Vancouver Canucks and Roberto Luongo appear to be stuck with each other. (Darryl Dick/AP) Roberto Luongo has suffered through a great deal of drama in his time with the Vancouver Canucks. With the rise of young star goaltender Cory Schneider, Luongo had to defend his starting job and his 12 year, $64 million contract for years. As soon as it seemed that Luongo...

Luongo drops longtime agent, hires high-profile J.P Barry-Pat Brisson duo

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. There...

Schroeder ahead of schedule after shoulder surgery

Jordan Schroeder is confident he’ll be ready for training camp so he can show the Canucks he deserves the one-way contract that was announced on Wednesday. Vowing to be recovered from May 21 shoulder labrum surgery by mid-September training camp the 5-foot-8 175-pound centre was pumped after getting the deal — for one year and $600000 — out of the way. He was also just as...

Canucks: Steep learning curve as new coach gets to know his players

John Tortorella had an aisle seat on his latest flight to Vancouver. The Canucks coach strained to catch views of the city because he needed to know if those amazing post-card images were accurate. Kind of like the roster he has inherited. Not bad on paper but on the ice? With a push to promote youth in a salary-cap challenged environment and a pledge to push a veteran core the...

Brassard, Teammates Excited to Play for Vigneault

"I have talked to a lot of the players this summer and everyone is so excited to start playing for (Alain Vigneault)"-@DBrassard16 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 25, 2013 ...the guys and I talked about Brassard's quote during our Spreecast last night (watch replay here). Having a fresh start and clean slate with a new coach would be exciting for anyone...

Canucks Sign Stuart, Hamill by   Steven Ellis

The Vancouver Canucks have signed left winger Colin Stuart and centre Zach Hamill. Hamill spent the 2012-2013 season split between the Hershey Bears and the Milwaukee Admirals, recording 26 total points. Hamill has been in 20 NHL games in his career, tallying 4 assists and 4 PIM with the Bruins. The Vancouver native was selected eighth overall in the 2007 NHL Entry [...]
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