Cowichan Conversations: Pat Quinn, Former Canucks Coach, Remembered

  Legendary hockey coach died on Sunday at the age of 71  News of the death of legenday NHL coach Pat Quinn prompted an immediate outpouring from friends and fans on Twitter. The hockey legend was beloved in Vancouver, where he played, and later coached the Vancouver Canucks. He was also the co-owner of the ...

Left Over: Vancouver Sun: Let’s Give ‘Em Subban to Talk About…

Vancouver Sun’s Jordan Subban photo caption sparks outrage Newspaper posted photo online calling Vancouver Canuck ‘dark guy in the middle’ CBC News Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:41 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 24, 2014 8:25 AM PT   The Vancouver Sun is doing what they do..they always feel the need to talk ethnicity, and race ...

Cowichan Conversations: Roberto Luogno Traded To The Florida Panthers

We will miss Roberto Luongo. I wish him the best. He will home with his family at last. The Vancouver Canucks have traded goalie Roberto Luongo back to the Florida Panthers. Luongo rejoins the Panthers after having been traded from them to Vancouver eight seasons ago. The Canucks receive prospect goalie Jacob Markstrom and centre ...

gay persons of character: Video: Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler would welcome gay teammate

Not only is it awesome that Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler have expressed their support for the recently launched You Can Play campaign, which seeks to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation, but the two hockey stars have also told Xtra! that they would accept a gay ...

gay persons of character: Video: Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler would welcome gay teammate

Not only is it awesome that Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler have expressed their support for the recently launched You Can Play campaign, which seeks to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation, but the two hockey stars have also told Xtra! that they would accept a gay ...

gay persons of character: Video: Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler would welcome gay teammate

Not only is it awesome that Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler have expressed their support for the recently launched You Can Play campaign, which seeks to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation, but the two hockey stars have also told Xtra! that they would accept a gay ...

The ironing is delicious: Jon Stewart vs. Boston Bruins.

I just love this mash up video that pits the Boston Bruins whining (and dirty play) against the Vancouver Canucks (and every other team). Puts it all into perspective. Bring out the wahmbulance, the Bruins are in town.

Bruin goon Brad Marchand given five games for "predatory" low hit on Sammy Salo

Does this look like ‘self defence’ to you?  Fueled by the rabid Boston press and the bigotry of media types like Don Cherry and Cathal Kelly, the Bruins have waged a PR war against the Vancouver Canucks with stunning success. Nobody talks about the Bruins’ ganging up or Boston crowds jeering an injured Canuck or ...

Claude Julien: the only honest Bruin? "We didn’t do enough to win the hockey game. Let’s be man enough to admit it and move on.”

The Boston media is imploding over a rather meaningless mid-season game earlier today between the Canucks and that city’s Bruins. Nobody has pointed out the Canucks were playing at 10 a.m. their time. I was pleasantly surprised the Canucks showed up at all, let alone beat and beat down the whiny Bruins. The truth is ...

The odds against the Canucks making it to the Stanley Cup finals

First of all, there are the facts: Of the 10 teams that played for a Stanley Cup from 2006 through 2010, only two had a better regular season the following year while the average decline in the standings was a staggering 12 points. Then there’s the reality. The Canucks will have another fine season. Luongo ...

Trashy's World: Rioting in the streets of Vancouver

I don’t know what to say. I am almost speechless. Almost. This was shameful. No. Excuses. Whatsoever. Congrats to the Bruins. And as a sidebar, I really hope that, when they win the Cup next year, Toronto fans show more class than the Canuck fans did last night. In fact, I’m sure that they will! ...

Say what you will about Ottawa and the Senators

We would never do this.

Trashy's World: ‘Nucks or Bruins? Does Orr trump all?

For me, this is more complicated than it seems. I grew up just outside Parry Sound, Ontario – the birthplace and hometown of Bobby Orr – the best player EVAH! AND DON’T FRICKIN’ DEBATE ME ON THAT! And in P Dot, you were either a Bruins fan or a Leafs fan. No one else was ...

Game 7

It has been called riveting, strange, even nasty. The Vancouver Boston series has been one of the most interesting series I have ever watched. I won’t do any analysis, I don’t think that at this point it would be worthwhile (besides you know my record). However I am rooting for the Canucks. Not only are ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Things that bug me about the Stanley Cup

One thing that really annoys me is banks making commercials trying to gain favour by going all nationalistic and pulling out the “Canada hasn’t won a Stanley Cup in 18 years!”. A newsflash to them and to a lot of fans saying the same thing: this isn’t the Olympics. This is 2 teams representing their ...

Harper, stay away from game 7 and the Stanley Cup

Proposed ‘Harper Cup’ If the Canucks should win Lord Stanley’s cup, do yourself a favour and do not try to take the glory away from Vancouver and its hockey team. This is not your victory to steal. Vancouver is not a Harper-friendly town. We don’t want your fat ass taking up multiple seats at the ...

Scott's DiaTribes: A short thought

Harper really needs to stay away from sporting events.

Bruins bite the big one: Canucks triumph; TSN’s all about "the bite".

Just came back from Granville, giving fives to hundreds of hands, elated by 19 seconds left. TSN is full on BITE BITE BITE. Weird. At the time, announcers on CBC and NBC were meh. Also no word on Hamhuis. Anyway, a great game, if faltering at times and no scoring. Until Torres. Should be a ...

Harper Valley: The Vancouver Canucks, Smudging, Obnoxious Scalper and Cops…

My friend did a smudge around Roger’s Arena for the 7th game of the Canucks vs. the Blackhawks.  The Nucks won.  Then she did it again for the 5th game against the Predators, but an obnoxious, loud-mouth big baby scalper whined to her that the smudge smelled like shit.  She explained it was a First ...

NHL doesn’t suspend Raffi Torres

The Toronto Star: Canucks’ Torres avoids suspension after hit on Seabrook Damn, the NHL didn’t suspend him. Basically, now, it’s open season on player’s head.Welcome to the NHL, where there’s no consistency in its disciplinary rulings.Besides, Torres can be a huge liability, and in that game, both penalties he took, Chicago scored.Sometimes, he’s a good ...