Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lookout here we come

Looking back to the last game against the Flames .The Canucks played 40 out of 60 minutes of hockey.The first 20 minutes reminded me of watching the Montreal Canadians Win the Stanley Cup over the LA Kings back in the early 90s {very boring hockey}.The last 40 minutes was full out ball breaking Stanley Cup hockey even if it was the first game of the season.Yes Mr Kiprusoff made 39 saves to take the win over the canucks, But I do like the drive and hunger that the canucks showed in the last 2 periods .
The Canucks are on the road to visit the lonely Avalanche Saturday at 12pm.I beleive the Canucks will be burning on all 8 cylinders and basically walk all over the Sakicless Avalanche.

My prediction van 5 col 2

A little Canuck history

In 1945 the Pacific Coast Hockey League established an ice hockey franchise in the city of Vancouver. Known as the Canucks, they immediately enjoyed success by winning PCHL championships in their first (1946) and third (1948) year of existence. In 1952, the PCHL merged with the Western Canada Senior Hockey League to form the professional Western Hockey League.

The Canucks would again win the President's/Lester Patrick Cup in 1958, 1960, 1969, and 1970. The team played at the Vancouver Forum.

In 1965, when the NHL announced plans to expand to six additional markets, the owner of the WHL's Canucks (and former Vancouver mayor), Fred Hume, announced that the city of Vancouver would apply. However, the presentation to the NHL's Board of Governors was sloppily prepared. Because of this, and the fact that the Vancouver ownership group was disliked by Detroit Red Wings owner Bruce Norris and Toronto Maple Leafs majority-owner Stafford Smythe (who hated Vancouver in general because of a failed arena plan), the application did not succeed. Nevertheless, the Pacific Coliseum, which was to be the first home for a prospective Vancouver NHL team, was built on the grounds of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE).

Do you remember this Bure goal?

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