Jannik Hansen was a delight in 2010-11, though it wasn’t usually for his goalscoring ability. In his first full season with the Canucks, Hansen was a revelation on the third line, forechecking with fervor, killing penalties with aplomb, and speaking in a delightful high-pitched monotone. With 29 points, Hansen finished tied for 10th on the team in scoring, but his contributions far outweighed his offensive numbers.
In recognition of his awesomeness, Hansen was given the Fred J. Hume award as the team’s unsung hero. Both Kevin Bieksa and Alexandre Burrows are previous recipients of the award and have gone on to more marquee success; of course, Steve Bernier also won the award, so make of that what you will.
In the midst of all his fantastic work as a role player, Hansen found the time to chip in 9 goals, matching his career best. Hansen is a far cry from a finisher, so don’t expect many pretty ones.Continue Reading —›
“I want to see Rickie Fowler.” “We have to see Rickie Fowler,” the young boy compels his father, standing beside the first green at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. There is an urgency in his small voice as he tugs at his father’s wrist, a white-and-orange Puma hat – too big for his little head [...]Continue Reading —›
Fans and volunteers at the Canadian Open The Shaughnessy golf course is a colorful kaleidoscope of ardent golf fans and dedicated volunteers.Continue Reading —›
Anything that David Beckham does, both on and off the field, is subject to more scrutiny than any other soccer player on the planet; so when he draws a yellow card that leads to him missing a game in Vancouver there can be little surprise that people begin to wonder if his actions carried an [...]Continue Reading —›
For Vancouver hockey fans, this has been the worst summer ever. First, the Canucks made it to within one win of the Stanley Cup Final and, excruciatingly, no further. That stings. Second, the weather is the pits right now, meaning there’s little else to do but sit inside, staring at A) the window, where the summer sun should be, or B) the computer, where the Canucks.com 2011-12 preseason schedule taunts you with its imminence.
If you’re doing the latter, you may have noticed the curious bit of scheduling with which it begins. Forummer “NUCKS4CUP 28″ did, which is why he started the thread, “There’s something incredibly wrong with the preseason schedule” over at the CDC message boards. In it, he presents what appears to be evidence of an overlap between our universe and the one next to it, where all the Canucks’ road and home games are switched.Continue Reading —›
With all due respect to the attention Rickie Fowler and Anthony Kim are getting this week, neither can hold a candle to the charisma and natural humour of The Big Easy aka. Ernie Els. The man is a star. He has an aura of confidence despite his self-admitted poor play this year, and the crowds [...]Continue Reading —›
Regular Bulies likely know all about our occasional collaborations with Chloe Ezra, the artist, gifmaker, and wunderkind behind our favourite Canucks Tumblr account, Blue Soup.
Canucks Tumblr culture is weird and, as best as we can gather, so’s Chloe. But that’s why we like her. In the last two weeks, she’s drawn Vincent LeCavalier having his pool flipped by a poisonous Floridian llama, Henrik Lundqvist having his jersey stolen by a Swedish badger, and the comic featured here, in which Alex Burrows gains the dolphin powers necessary to play with the Sedins through an insidious deal with Aquaman.Continue Reading —›
Perhaps no player hs been more emblematic of the Vancouver Whitecaps this season than Shea Salinas. The 25 year year old winger has frequently looked threatening without ever being able to carry through that threat in a manner that hurts the opponent but, for both Salinas and the Whitecaps, that changed a little bit in [...]Continue Reading —›