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Videos- It’s Summertime Boys

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Alexandre Burrows Retires

from the NHLPA,

“I’m happy with my career and have some great memories,” Burrows told NHLPA.com. “I met some wonderful people over the years. I’ll miss my teammates the most. The amount of fun we had working on our craft, the time we spent together away from the rink, the time we went through adversity together – those are things that I’m going to miss.

“I would like to also thank my family, who have been so supportive of me throughout my career. My wife (Nancy) has always been there for me. My kids (Victoria, Lexie and Jacob) were born in Vancouver and they got to see me play. I had some wonderful times in Vancouver and I enjoyed my time in Ottawa.”


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Canucks Or Leafs?

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

Trevor Linden was hired as the Vancouver Canucks’ president on April 9, 2014. Brendan Shanahan was hired as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ president two days later.

As you may be aware, the Canucks and Leafs have taken divergent paths since both men took over their respective franchises. The Leafs are coming off a 105-point season, have just signed John Tavares and appear to be positioned for a long run as an elite NHL team.

The Canucks are coming off 26th-, 28th- and 29th-place finishes and while they’ve assembled some good young pieces, they appear to be two seasons away from competing for a playoff spot … and that’s being generous.

So where did the Leafs go right and where did the Canucks go wrong? How have the Leafs reinvigorated their franchise while the Canucks failed in their stated goal of remaining competitive while rebuilding their core? Obviously, the answers to those questions would fill a book but we’ve been given 1,000 words to enlighten the masses.

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Videos- Top Prospects Mic’d Up On Draft Day

First up is Rasmus Dahlin.



Below, Brady Tkachuk and Quinn Hughes...

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Quinn Hughes A Great Fit For The Vancouver Canucks

from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

Vancouver general manager Jim Benning, not typically prone to displays of ebullience, could barely contain his glee.

"I’m so happy and so excited for our fans that he was there because he’s a dynamic skater and can run a power play," Benning said. "With all the skilled forwards we have coming and our young goalies, this is really exciting. He’s such a skilled, exciting, dynamic player.

"He’s going to fit perfectly with the style of game we want to play because he can get back, get the puck and beat the first forechecker with speed. He can transition the puck up ice either by skating or making a good play. And he plays fast.

"Some luck came our way this year. We had a good day today."

The Canucks need a skilled, fast, offensive defenceman like the polar ice cap needs a cold spell. Vancouver’s last elite power-play quarterback was Paul Reinhart, who retired in 1990.


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The NHL Is Returning To China For Preseason Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (May 2, 2018) – The National Hockey League will return to China in September for a pair of preseason games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames as part of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games™, the NHL®, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Bloomage International jointly announced today. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Flames will play host to the Bruins at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, and on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Bruins will play host to the Flames at Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The matchups in September will be the third and fourth preseason contests played in China following the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging, which included games in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks.

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Videos- The Night Belonged To The Sedins

from Ian MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

Rogers Arena was not so much a hockey rink Thursday as a memory studio.

Nearly 19,000 people came to get their shot, to fix in their minds and hearts what it was like, and to use these memories like cherished photos to pull out years from now and remember and be glad they were there.

Daniel and Henrik Sedin gave them something priceless.

In the twins’ last touch of the puck in Vancouver – their final home game as Canucks at the end of 18-year Hall of Fame careers – Danny shot from Hank’s pass to lift the team they came to define to a 4-3 victory against the Arizona Coyotes.


from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

One more. One more for Vancouver, for the Canucks. One more for the parents who raised them, Tommy and Tora; for the older brothers they idolized growing up, Peter and Stefan; for their wives and children and friends in the stands. One more for the fans, for the kids at BC Children's Hospital, for everyone they had wanted to thank when they announced their retirement Monday.

One more for Daniel and Henrik Sedin in their final home game. In overtime, on the power play, fans on their feet, Rogers Arena buzzing, Henrik sent a saucer pass from the right-wing corner to the point. At the end of a one-minute, 16-second shift, Daniel settled the puck on his blade and took a slap shot.


Below, three videos which sims up the night for the Sedins.

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The Sedin Twins

via the NHL PR department


After combining for 2,107 regular-season points over 17 NHL seasons, twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin will play their final home game tonight in Vancouver and final NHL game Saturday in Edmonton. Henrik enters his final two contests with 240-828—1,068 in 1,328 GP, while Daniel follows closely with 391-648—1,039 in 1,304 GP. Since making their NHL debuts at the beginning of the 2000-01 season, all 1,463 Canucks games have featured at least one Sedin (1,358 regular season and 105 playoffs).


* The Sedins joined the Canucks organization at the 1999 NHL Draft when the club traded up to select Daniel at No. 2 and Henrik at No. 3. They will retire as the only players in franchise history to record at least 1,000 career points, with Henrik reaching the mark on Jan. 20, 2017, and Daniel joining him 315 days later, on Nov. 30, 2017.


* Henrik is the club’s all-time leader in assists, points and games played, while Daniel sits atop the Canucks’ goals list and ranks second in each of the other categories.

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Video- Celebrating The Sedins

from Nick Cotsonika of NHL.com,

Afterward, the fans stayed on their feet and cheered. The Sedins raised their sticks and clapped back. They shook hands with the Golden Knights, just the two of them, as if this were the end of a playoff series. Then the fans roared again, and the Sedins raised their sticks and clapped back once more before disappearing down the tunnel.

"It doesn't matter for us if we score or not the last couple games," Henrik said. "It's a great feeling to be a part of. I mean, it was fun."

"It was something you're going to remember," Daniel said.

This wasn't about one moment on one night. This was about so many moments over 18 years and 17 seasons. The Sedins are beloved here because they are great players but also because they are great people, quiet, humble, all class, in good times and bad, and because they have been and always will be Canucks.


Below, watch the Sedins salute the fans and the Vegas Golden Knights congratulate the Sedins.

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Daniel And Henrik Sedin Announce Their Retirement

from Daniel and Henrik Sedin,

Dear Canucks fans,

Earlier this year we wrote a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 18 years. Many people were asking what the future holds. We said we'd take it one year at a time. We said when the time was right, we'd talk with our families and sit down with management to discuss it.

We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.

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