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Just what exactly was Roberto Luongo watching on his iPad during the Canucks’ most recent home game? Was it a replay from last night’s snoozer against the Columbus Blue Jackets or maybe something more titillating like the Real Housewives of Vancouver? Pass It To Bulis has some theories.
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Just what exactly was Roberto Luongo watching on his iPad during the Canucks’ most recent home game? Was it a replay from last night’s snoozer against the Columbus Blue Jackets or maybe something more titillating like the Real Housewives of Vancouver? Pass It To Bulis has some theories.

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Happy 65th birthday Bobby Orr 

Vancouver Sun columnist Cam Cole writes about how the greatest player is most often the one you grew up watching, and for him that was the Bruins’ incomparable blueliner:

"Gretzky was understated genius, but Orr was breathtaking. There was no one remotely like him. With that bow-legged stride, the ice would simply disappear behind him. He flashed past checkers, brushing them aside with one arm, one hand on the stick as he fended them off, end-to-end, reckless, yet somehow — in my mind’s eye — always back on defence when the puck went the other way."

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The Vancouver Canucks may not be Stanley Cup champs, but at least they can look like ones — circa 1915 — in donning the uniforms of that year’s Cup champion Vancouver Millionaires on Friday at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks will wear the maroon jerseys on Saturday, March 16, when the Detroit Red Wings come calling at Rogers Arena.

Why the Wings? Before the winged wheel landed on their jerseys and the franchise’s name was changed in the late 1920s, the Detroit franchise was called the Cougars, with its players being purchased from the old Victoria Cougars.

That West Coast team won B.C.’s only other Stanley Cup title, in 1924-25.

Both the Victoria Cougars and Vancouver Millionaires were owned by brother Frank and Lester Patrick, early pioneers of the National Hockey League.

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Crunching the Numbers: Charges laid in Vancouver’s “Stanley Cup Riot”

On Monday, the Vancouver Police Dept laid the first charges since riots broke out following the Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 this past summer. 

Read the complete story here. 

Below are some of the details on the charges:

Charges being recommended for first 60 suspected rioters:

- recommending 163 charges to Crown against the first 60 suspected rioters

- 50 men and 10 women

- average age is 21 years old

- youngest male 16 years

- oldest male 52 years

- youngest female 17 years

- oldest female 22 years

The most charges being recommended against one individual:

- 10 charges

Top three most common charges being recommended:

- participating in a riot — 60 charges being recommended

- mischief — 41 charges being recommended

- break and enter — 35 charges being recommended

City of residence of first 60 suspected rioters:

21 Surrey

12 Vancouver

9 Burnaby

4 Maple Ridge

2 Abbotsford

2 Delta

1 Richmond

1 Victoria

1 Coquitlam

1 Courtenay

1 Langley

1 New Westminster

1 North Vancouver

1 Port Coquitlam

1 Seattle, Washington

1 Westbank

- 35 per cent are from Surrey

- 20 per cent are from Vancouver

- 15 per cent are from Burnaby

 


Some numbers from the Vancouver Police Department on the Stanley Cup Riot in Vancouver last month. 
Hometowns of the 37 people (30 males, seven females) who have turned themselves in in connection to the Stanley Cup riot:
7 Vancouver
9 Surrey
2 Abbotsford
3 Burnaby
1 Coquitlam
2 New Westminster
2 Delta
2 North Vancouver
4 Maple Ridge
1 Victoria
1 Tofino
1 Comox
1 West Bank
1 Langley
Some of the alleged crimes being investigated, according to Vancouver police:
· participating in a riot
· assault
· assaulting a peace officer
· mischief
· break and enter
· theft
· robbery
· arson
· weapons possession
· possession of stolen property
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Some numbers from the Vancouver Police Department on the Stanley Cup Riot in Vancouver last month.

Hometowns of the 37 people (30 males, seven females) who have turned themselves in in connection to the Stanley Cup riot:

7 Vancouver

9 Surrey

2 Abbotsford

3 Burnaby

1 Coquitlam

2 New Westminster

2 Delta

2 North Vancouver

4 Maple Ridge

1 Victoria

1 Tofino

1 Comox

1 West Bank

1 Langley

Some of the alleged crimes being investigated, according to Vancouver police:

· participating in a riot

· assault

· assaulting a peace officer

· mischief

· break and enter

· theft

· robbery

· arson

· weapons possession

· possession of stolen property



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International media reported with surprise at the outbreak of rioting in Vancouver after the Canucks’ Stanley Cup loss Wednesday night.
A headline on London’s Daily Mail website reads: “No, it is not another G20 protest — somebody lost an ice-hockey match.”
Washington’s respected publication The Atlantic wrote: “In Syria, they riot for freedom. In Pakistan, they riot against U.S. drone strikes. In China, they riot over many things, most recently in Guangdong province for worker’s rights. But in Canada, which is officially ranked as one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the world, they riot over, yes, hockey.”
British newspaper The Guardian reported that “angry, drunken Vancouver Canucks fans took to the streets, setting cars and rubbish bins ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles, dancing atop overturned vehicles and looting shops.”
Read more international reaction to Vancouver’s riots.

International media reported with surprise at the outbreak of rioting in Vancouver after the Canucks’ Stanley Cup loss Wednesday night.

A headline on London’s Daily Mail website reads: “No, it is not another G20 protest — somebody lost an ice-hockey match.”

Washington’s respected publication The Atlantic wrote: “In Syria, they riot for freedom. In Pakistan, they riot against U.S. drone strikes. In China, they riot over many things, most recently in Guangdong province for worker’s rights. But in Canada, which is officially ranked as one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the world, they riot over, yes, hockey.”

British newspaper The Guardian reported that “angry, drunken Vancouver Canucks fans took to the streets, setting cars and rubbish bins ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles, dancing atop overturned vehicles and looting shops.”



Read more international reaction to Vancouver’s riots.

With the Vancouver Canucks currently enjoying a Hollywood-like playoff season, we’ve taken the time to speculate which actors might be approached for parts in a hypothetical film about the 2011 Stanley Cup run.  
View the casting sheet.  

With the Vancouver Canucks currently enjoying a Hollywood-like playoff season, we’ve taken the time to speculate which actors might be approached for parts in a hypothetical film about the 2011 Stanley Cup run.  


View the casting sheet.  

Blackhawks captain Toews: Canucks a ‘beatable team’

 

Captain Serious wasn’t in the mood to be handing out any compliments to the Vancouver Canucks.

So Jonathan Toews made like former NFL coach Dennis Green — okay, it wasn’t nearly that dramatic — and suggested in so many words the Canucks are what the Blackhawks thought they were.

"They’re a beatable team," Chicago’s earnest young captain said Monday of the team that has the Blackhawks down 3-0 in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final playoff series.


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Plus: Chicago’s media down on ‘Hawks chancesNHL continues to reward the headhunters
Inspired by Harold Snepsts’ induction into the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour , we figured some of the current Vancouver Canucks could benefit from the same sort of moustache magic that made Haaaarrrrrrr-old such a fan favourite.

Inspired by Harold Snepsts’ induction into the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour , we figured some of the current Vancouver Canucks could benefit from the same sort of moustache magic that made Haaaarrrrrrr-old such a fan favourite.

Dan Hamhuis of the Vancouver Canucks lies motionless on the ice after being crunched into the boards by Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf during their NHL game on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at Rogers Arena. 

Dan Hamhuis of the Vancouver Canucks lies motionless on the ice after being crunched into the boards by Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf during their NHL game on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at Rogers Arena.