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Coaches? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Coaches!

January 18, 2014: It’s a dark and stormy Saturday night in Vancouver, but the energy at ice level in Rogers Arena is far more likely to cause thunder and lightning than anything going on outside. After a game-opening line brawl between the Canucks and the visiting Flames that was the direct result of a pissing ...

Magic Mike XXL: The Return Of The Sleep Doctors

Last week, like the family black sheep reappearing after years of exile, Mike Gillis came out of hiding and took to the airwaves on TSN1040. While Gillis has been away from hockey for over 4 years, he has been hiding in plain sight. He still lives in British Columbia, teaching Law in Victoria. He may ...

This Canucks Preseason Counts – But Not Why You’d Think

Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It's preseason hockey and tryout season in Vancouver once again. This September an important audition of sorts is well underway, but it doesn't involve any of the players on the ice - in that regard the management group and the fans know what they are getting. This month, it's ...