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HOPE 16: Keep GM Job Far Away From Markus Naslund

If there was ever an appropriate time for a rant Vancouver, now is the time. Vancouver and hockey world I want you to listen to me, I have a lot of things I want to get off my chest. There were some rumblings out a month ago about Markus Naslund possibly joining the Canucks organization in an advisory role when his former agent Mike Gillis was the mayor of Candyland. Now that...
Via Puckrant.com
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Moore set to finally get his day in court

TORONTO, Ont. – March 8, 2014 marked the 10-year anniversary of Todd Bertuzzi’s assault of Steve Moore, arguably the NHL’s darkest moment. It was the night before the trade deadline. The Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche were preparing to face-off for the third time of the 2004 season and rookie forward Steve Moore was receiving most of the media’s attention. On Feb...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Rumors: Could Markus Naslund be the answer

There is speculation in and around the Vancouver Canucks that the franchise leader in goals scored, could be on his way to town, to join the Canucks organization, in a management capacity. The question that arises is what position within the front office would Markus Naslund be brought in to fill.If reports out of both Pittsburgh and Boston, are to be believed, and the Aquilini...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Markus Naslund non-committal on Canucks rumours

Markus Naslund may be 7,000 kilometres from Vancouver, but he knows what's going on. "I feel for them," he said from Sweden, where he'd just finished watching his son play in a tournament. "I know the feeling when you're working hard and things are not going well. It's overwhelming. "I'm pulling for Vancouver." In the last 24 hours...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks retire Bure's No. 10

For a few moments, Pavel Bure traveled back in time with the Vancouver Canucks. One of the most exciting players to ever dress for the team admitted Saturday night that it was an emotional experience to have his No. 10 retired in Vancouver. ''It was a great feeling,'' said Bure, nicknamed the Russian Rocket, after his jersey was raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks retire Pavel Bure's No. 10

For a few moments, Pavel Bure traveled back in time with the Vancouver Canucks. One of the most exciting players to ever dress for the team admitted Saturday night that it was an emotional experience to have his No. 10 retired in Vancouver. ''It was a great feeling,'' said Bure, nicknamed the Russian Rocket, after his jersey was raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pavel Bure to have No. 10 retired by Canucks on Saturday

The No. 10 of Pavel Buer will be retired by the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Bure finished his career with 437 career goals of which 254 came while a member of the Canucks. He finished his career with 779 points and is the lone member of the Canucks in the Hall of Fame. “It’s probably the biggest honor you can get,” Bure said. The only other Canucks to have their numbers...
Via Tireball.com
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's No. 10

The Vancouver Canucks will raise Pavel Bure's No.10 jersey to the rafters in a special ceremony Saturday, finally retiring the number of the franchise's first true superstar. But Bure's true legacy in Vancouver could be found on the bedroom wall of Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison some 20 years ago. "Yeah, I actually had a Pavel Bure poster," Garrison, now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pavel Bure in for the experience of a lifetime

Markus Naslund has an idea what Pavel Bure will experience on Saturday when the Russian Rocket's No. 10 will be raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena, never again to be worn by a Vancouver Canuck player. Naslund's No. 19 was retired three years ago. His was the third number to be so honoured after Stan Smyl's No. 12 and Trevor Linden's No. 16. Bure will be the fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's No. 10

The Canucks will retire Pavel Bure's No. 10 when Vancouver hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 2 at Rogers Arena. The team announced Friday it will retire its fourth number in franchise history. Bure was a member of the Canucks from 1991-98 and had 478 points (254 goals, 224 assists) in 428 games with the team. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year. Bure...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Gillis’ best moves five years into his tenure

GMMG Top five As with any General Manager, there are numerous hits and misses over the course of their career and this is no different for Vancouver Canucks‘ current GM Mike Gillis. Prior to being named GM in April of 2008, Gillis was a prominent agent whom represented the likes of star players such as former Vancouver stars Pavel Bure and Markus Naslund. The fact that Gillis was...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Brendan Shanahan (2) vs. Blair Betts (7)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday, #3 Ryan McDonagh took out #6 Markus Naslund, and today the second round continues with #2 Brendan Shanahan vs. #7 Blair Betts. Brendan Shanahan (acquired – 2006 unrestricted free agent) Shanahan might...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 2, Ryan McDonagh (3) vs. Markus Naslund (6)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday, #4 Artem Anisimov beat #5 Anton Stralman by a very slim margin. Today, the second round continues with #3 Ryan McDonagh vs. #6 Markus Naslund. Ryan McDonagh (acquired – 2009 trade with Canadiens) On June...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mending fences: Canucks will retire Pavel Bure’s jersey

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...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's No. 10

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. The groundwork for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks plan to honor Pavel Bure

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Ryan McDonagh (3) vs. Mike Rupp (14)

Markus Naslund barely avoided the upset yesterday. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #6 Markus Naslund squeak by #11 Colton Orr. Today’s matchup is #3 Ryan McDonagh vs. #14 Mike Rupp: Ryan McDonagh (acquired – 2009 trade with Canadiens...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Markus Naslund (6) vs. Colton Orr (11)

Artem Anisimov won yesterday in a landslide. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #4 Artem Anisimov take out #13 Erik Christensen. Today’s matchup is #6 Markus Naslund vs. #11 Colton Orr: Markus Naslund (acquired – 2008 unrestricted...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

One of Mike Babcock’s mentors received the Order of Canada this past weekend

The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its 2013 inductees on Tuesday, July 9th, and Red Wings player mentor Chris Chelios and former Devil and Duck Scott Niedermayer are likely to take up 2 of the 4 possible spots on the "roster" (Markus Naslund, Keith Tkachuk, Paul Kariya, Rob Blake and Mathieu Schneider are also up for induction for the first time this year). The Edmonton...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Get to Know a Draft Pick: Elias Lindholm

Despite there being rumblings of the Hurricanes trading their fifth overall pick, GM Jim Rutherford opted to stay put and selected center Elias Lindholm of the Swedish Elite League. This was considered to be a pretty "safe" pick by the Hurricanes and it's a pretty smart selection on top of that. Lindholm has a very high ceiling and is less of a wild card than some of...
Via Shutdown Line
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs. Blues Tuesday recap

Canucks lose in a shootout to the Blues Brian Elliott stopped 21 shots and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester tied the game midway through the third period with his first goal for the Blues. The Canucks dropped to 2-1-1 on their five-game road trip. Cory Schneider made 35 saves. Daniel Sedin tied Markus Naslund for second in the franchise's all-time scoring leaders with 756...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 17: Rangers at Canadiens

Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images North America Tonight the Rangers are in Montreal for a rematch with the Canadiens, but are doing so extremely shorthanded. The Blueshirts will be without Rick Nash (unknown), Darroll Powe (concussion), Arron Asham (back spasms), and may be without Michael Del Zotto (lower body) and Marc Staal (flu). Christian Thomas was called up and will play tonight...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks video: Henrik Sedin takes franchise lead on historic night

All hail the king With the Canucks cruising on a six-game win streak heading into Friday’s game against the Stars, all eyes were on Henrik Sedin as he approached the franchise points lead. Entering the game only a single point behind Markus Naslund, the captain did his best to give the Canucks a chance to win on Friday, putting up two assists to give his team the early lead. Henrik’s...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild vs. Canucks: The taming of the Wild

Four points on the line Two points were up for grabs to whoever won the game, but the more important two points were the ones that would vault Henrik Sedin over Markus Naslund for the all-time franchise lead. The Sedin’s and Alex Burrows tried valiantly all game to make history, but were denied by a stingy rookie and some bad puck luck. The Canucks though were good enough to grab...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks Set to Wrongfully Retire Pavel Bure’s #10

Gino Odjick spilled the beans to Jason Botchford of the Province a few days ago, Pavel Bure will indeed see his #10 jersey hang from the rafters. Apparently Francesco Aquilini will meet with Bure during his Hall of Fame induction on Monday. First of all, congratulations to Pavel Bure. He is set to become the first true Vancouver Canuck player to make it to the Hockey Hall of Fame...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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