Watch highlights from the Bieksa’s Buddies charity game (VIDEO: autoplay warning)

Wednesday night’s Bieksa’s Buddies charity event had a little bit of everything for Canucks fans. A stunning, five-goal third-period comeback capped off by wizardous sedinerie. Aaron Volpatti on defence for some reason. There was even goaltending controversy, what with Cory Schneider’s shaky play and that time UBC used three guys at once. But one thing [...]

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Vancouver Canucks to turn Rogers Arena purple in support of GLAAD’s Spirit Day

The Vancouver Canucks showed an unprecedented level of support for the LGBT community this summer when they sent Jason Garrison and Manny Malhotra as representatives of the team at the Vancouver Gay Pride Parade, alongside Fin, You Can Play’s Patrick Burke, and openly gay hockey team the Vancouver Cutting Edge.

Now they’re going to be making another big statement: in honour of GLAAD’s Spirit Day on Friday, October 19th, they’ll be lighting up Rogers Arena in purple.

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Is Luongo to the Maple Leafs close? Depends on the meaning of ‘close’

Here’s yet another reason that the NHL lockout needs to end right the heck now: the labour stoppage has robbed us of the glorious ending to the Roberto Luongo saga. It’s completely unfair and borderline torture to be left hanging in this way, like AMC making Breaking Bad fans wait a full year for the second half of season 5.

But, like that Youtube guy that perfectly predicted the season 4 finale, Sportsnet’s John Shannon claims to have figured out how this whole ordeal ends. On Wednesday, in a televised discussion with Nick Kypreos, Shannon said that the Canucks had a Luongo deal in place with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the only thing holding up the deal is that, thanks to the lockout, Luongo doesn’t currently play for them.

Supposing the NHL’s current proposal is accepted and the season begins next month, Shannon had the following to say: “‘Roberto Luongo is staying in Canada, and will be a Toronto Maple Leaf by November 2nd.”

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