The ice is baaaaaaaack!
With the Canucks Prospect Development Camp beginning next week, the ice has been put back into Rogers Arena. What. A. Sight!
It’s summer, the sun is out and the great outdoors are calling!
Don’t answer the phone.
If you go outside you’ll need sunscreen and bug spray and snacks and a new swimsuit – ain’t nobody got time for that.
Why not spend some time inside this summer and win a Vancouver Canucks team-signed stick?
(Drum roll please…)
It’s time for another Fort Nucks deviantArt contest!
(…pause for applause)
Your mission is simple: be as creative as freakin’ possible and put your heart and soul into a piece that best represents the theme Canucks in the Summer. That will mean something different to everyone and that’s awesome because there’s no right or wrong, just amazing art.
The fine print:
2. Create a fabulous work of art that fits into either cartoons and comics, digital art, drawings, paintings, or others, and submit it to the #VancouverCanucks page (click gallery, go into the contest folder titled: Contest – Canucks in the Summer, then click submit).
3. That’s it. (Contest is open to new and existing members)
The contest begins today, June 11th, and runs until July 11th. Hurry up and submit your art, or take your time sending it in, it’s up to you. Just know that after the deviantArt members vote to determine the Final 5, a secret panel of Canucks Employee Judges will determine the Grand Pooh-Bah Champion of the Art World.
Why are you still reading this? Go do your thing!
It is with sadness that the Vancouver Canucks learned today of the passing of former Canuck Vladimir Krutov.
Krutov appeared in his only season in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks, becoming one of the first Soviet-born players to play in the NHL. He registered 34 points (11-23-34) in 61 games in the 1989.90 campaign.
The Vancouver Canucks sends our deepest condolences to the Krutov family.
It’s time I came clean.
I love dinosaurs.
You do too, or you don’t, but I’ll pretend you do because that means we’re friends, friends who discuss dinosaurs.
When I was shuffling through the file folders that made their way onto my desk a few weeks ago, a handful of Vancouver Canucks almost mascots surfaced. I used that information to write this story, in celebration of Fin and his 11th birthday.
This photo gallery portrayed some of the mascots the Canucks almost went with instead of Fin; they’re outrageous to say the least and I can’t imagine a world with any of them as a stand in for Fin…except Stack.
Please allow me to introduce you to Stack the Goalie. He’s a styracosaurus (Ancient Greek for Spiked Lizard) and a pretty bad ass one at that. He’s a goalie, who, because of his large horn and frills, doesn’t need a mask, he stops pucks with his handy head shield and uses his trademark stack of the pads to stop shots. His pads even form a smiley face when pressed together. Groovy.
He’s everything a mascot should be and more - he’s a dinosaur. Sorry, I realize the Ross from Friends is really coming out of me right now, but there’s just something about dinosaurs that gets my attention. It likely relates back to watching Jurassic Park in the theater as a kid right after my dad had taken my brother and I to buy marbles, but I digress.
While I’m glad the Canucks mascot is Fin, Stack would have been a solid second choice. But there’s no connection to the Canucks… I realize that, but you’re missing the point.
He’s a dinosaur!
Here are a few more exclusive photos of Stack. Try to enjoy them as much as I do.
On Friday, May 20, 2011, the Vancouver Canucks rolled out of bed, put their game faces on and began preparing for Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks.
Having won Games 1 & 2 in Vancouver by a combined score of 10-5, the Canucks were feeling good about themselves as they gathered outside the hotel in San Jose waiting for the team bus to take them to morning skate.
That’s when the Sharks made their move. According to a rumour I am making up right now, the Sharks partnered with Google, some kind of world wide web search machine based out of California, to turn the tide. They had the Google Map Vehicle photograph the Canucks in order to steal their souls to give San Jose an advantage for Game 3.
What happened in Game 3? The Sharks won 4-3 and were briefly back in the series.
Coincidence, I think not.
Below is the Google Streetview of the Canucks, just innocently chillin’, before their souls were scooped up.
Thankfully the Canucks were able to get back on track in Game 4 and in Game 5, oh glorious Game 5, confetti rained down from above in Rogers Arena to mark a monumental win. And that’s all I remember from how last season ended.
Funny thing is, the vehicle went past the Canucks twice and the first time, realizing the incredible opportunity at hand, everyone made faces and threw up G-rated hand gestures. Google went with take #2.
Here are some of Jeff Vinnick’s Behind the Lens photos from during the Google soul-stealing photoshoot, paired with what Google captured. Vinnick on the left, Google on the right.
And no, I don’t know where I am in all of this. I require more beauty rest than most, so likely still sleeping. Truth be told, I’m more of an Ask Jeeves man myself.
Big shout out to THE_LAW 10 from the Canucks message boards for discovering this Google Map.