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  1. Brock Boeser | #6 | RW

    If it were up to the NHL's 31 head coaches, according to TSN's poll, Brock Boeser would finish second to Matthew Barzal as rookie of the year. https://www.tsn.ca/lightning-dominate-tsn-hockey-coaches-poll-1.978542 Barzal collected 24 first place votes to Brock's 4 and Charlie McAvoy's 3.
  2. Name That Canuck!

    Although I can see the resemblance to Tony Danza, it is indeed Gerry O'Flaherty! One of the more fun names in Canuck history!
  3. Name That Canuck!

    How about:
  4. Name That Canuck!

  5. Name That Canuck!

  6. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    Let's hope Mike Zanier knows what he's talking about:
  7. 2016-17 Utica Comets Thread

    Bob Woods? (on the right) http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=5786
  8. New lottery system ideas?

    Instead of a lottery, wouldn't it be entertaining to have the GM's vote on who picked first? After that team was chosen, the second pick overall would be chosen, etc. until you picked the top five (for example) draft positions. There'd be lots of room for politicking, intrigue and conspiracy theories!
  9. (Poll) Who should be the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks?

    There might be some interesting candidates if you decide to go off the board. For example, even though he is unlikely to want to leave the OHL club he owns (London), Dale Hunter could be an intriguing choice. Also, current associate LA head coach John Stevens would be someone to consider.
  10. Stecher with the Sedins?!

    I missed this! It was on nhl.com on Saturday. What might have been... "I felt a little lost," Stecher said. "But it was a good practice today. I can adjust to the speed; maybe work a bit harder in practice." The Canucks have been using defenseman Alex Biega as a fourth-line forward recently, which is why Stecher may have felt the position switch was real. "I guess playing forward is pretty tough compared to playing D-man," Daniel Sedin said. "You know what day it is today, right? April Fool's Day, so get back to playing 'D' eh?" Then the lightbulb turned on for the 22-year-old defenseman. "I didn't even think of that," Stecher said in disbelief. The Sedins may have schooled Stecher, but they also may have awakened a sleeping giant.
  11. RIP, Gary Doak, original Canuck

    As announced during the Canucks-Wild game today, original Canuck Gary Doak passed away today. Here is his biography from legendsofhockey.net: Doak's hockey fire was stoked through his participation in Goderich's renowned Young Canada Peewee Hockey Tournament. But to move to higher ranks, he had to leave the shores of Lake Huron to play his junior hockey with the Hamilton Red Wings of the OHA. By 1965, Doak saw his first NHL action with the Detroit Red Wings. But after only four games, he was dispatched to the minors and then on to the Boston Bruins for three seasons of injury-riddled experience, culminating in a Stanley Cup victory in the company of Orr and Esposito. Doak's biggest career break came when he was claimed by the expansion Vancouver Canucks in 1970. Plenty of ice time coupled with fewer injuries allowed him to excel as a textbook, stay-at-home blueliner who tattooed impressions of his shoulders and elbows onto any opponents who came within range. After two seasons with the Canucks, Doak made pit stops in Detroit and New York before returning to Boston to round out his on-ice career in 1980. Doak then went behind the Bruins' bench as an assistant to head coach Gerry Cheevers for five additional seasons. He also coached for two years at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.