How the Lotto Line stacks up towards Canucks traces of the previous, with Jim Robson

The success of Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller acquired us reminiscing about previous profitable ahead traces with the play-by-play legend

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Vancouver’s trio of Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller has been so good of late, the truth is, that it acquired us reminiscing about profitable Canucks ahead traces of the previous.

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And, if you’ll reminisce in regards to the Canucks, who higher to name on than Corridor of Fame play-by-play man Jim Robson? Through electronic mail, Robson provided up 5 traces, in no explicit order, when requested about Canucks ahead items of yesteryear that immediately got here to thoughts for him.

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From left: Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows rejoice a aim in 2011. Photograph by Ian Lindsay /PNG

Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows

The Sedin twins discovered chemistry with numerous gamers over their 17-year careers with the Canucks. Trent Klatt, Anson Carter, Jannik Hansen, Radim Vrbata and Jason King all pop up. King is so readily linked to the Sedins you could simply overlook that his Canuck profession lasted simply 55 video games.

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Burrows was the perfect of the lot to play with the Swedes, although. Coach Alain Vigneault bumped Taylor Pyatt off the dual’s line and changed him with Burrows for the third interval of a recreation in St. Louis on Feb. 10, 2009 and Burrows caught with the Sedins till accidents began to restrict him in 2012-13.

Most notably, the Sedins and Burrows helped drive play within the Canucks’ run to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

As Harrison Mooney identified in an April 7, 2018 article score the Sedins’ top-10 linemates, Burrows had 50 objectives assisted by each twins. Carter and defenceman Sami Salo had been subsequent finest on that record they usually mixed for 41.

“Any participant who acquired to play with the Sedins had a giant 12 months,” Robson defined in his electronic mail. “Agitator Burrows gave the road stability.”

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From left: Brendan Morrison, Todd Bertuzzi and Markus Naslund on the ice collectively in 2003. Photograph by RIC ERNST /PROVINCE

Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi

The West Coast Specific, as they had been dubbed, had been so good collectively that broadcaster Scott Rintoul did a complete podcast collection final 12 months about how their play helped dragged the workforce out of the doldrums and bagged to prominence within the early 2000s.

Naslund is third in factors all-time with the membership (756 in 884 video games), whereas Bertuzzi is ninth (449 in 518 video games performed), and Morrison is thirteenth (393 in 543 video games performed). 

In 2002-03, Naslund (104), Bertuzzi (97), and Morrison (71) mixed for 272 factors.

“You had all of the elements on this line,” Robson wrote. “Morrison was glorious, an underrated centre.”

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Tony Tanti, proven right here in a recreation towards the Montreal Canadiens in 1989, had 250 objectives in 531 video games with Vancouver. Photograph by Steve Bosch /Vancouver Solar

Petri Skriko, Patrik Sundstrom, Tony Tanti

The trio flies underneath the radar for a lot of Canuck followers, however Tanti averaged 40 objectives a season for 5 years within the high-scoring Eighties and Sundstrom put up 91 factors in 1983-84.

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Tanti had 250 objectives in 531 video games with Vancouver. For comparability, Pavel Bure had 254 objectives in 428 video games in Canucks colors. 

Sundstrom’s most likely higher recognized by Canucks followers for going to the New Jersey Devils together with a 1988 fourth-round draft choose within the Sept. 15, 1987 commerce that introduced goaltender Kirk McLean and winger Greg Adams to Vancouver. 

Sundstrom had 219 objectives and 588 factors over his 679-game NHL profession, which places him twelfth amongst his 1980 NHL Draft class. He was a ninth-round choice that 12 months.

“Tony was nice across the internet,” Robson reported. “Sundstrom was a superb steal as a ninth-round choose.” 

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Curt Fraser, Stan Smyl and Thomas Gradin on the bench in 1978. PROVINCE

Curt Fraser, Thomas Gradin, Stan Smyl

Coach Harry Neale put them collectively as rookies in 1978-79, and New Westminster Bruins alum Smyl and Victoria Cougars product Fraser flourished on the flanks of Swede Gradin.

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Smyl is fifth all-time in Canucks scoring together with his 673 factors, together with 262 objectives, in 896 video games. Gradin is sixth, with 550 factors, together with 197 objectives, in 613 video games. 

“Two powerful, hard-working WHL merchandise and one of many best centres in Canucks historical past,” Robson tagged the road as.

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Andre Boudrias, proven right here in 1970, had the Canucks’ single-season help document till it was lastly damaged by Henrik Sedin. PROVINCE

Don Lever, Andre Boudrias, Dennis Ververgaert

Boudrias was the Canucks’ first star, as Ed Willes went over in an article on Feb. 7, 2019. A member of the enlargement workforce in 1970-71, he led the workforce in scoring in 4 of their first 5 seasons, and completed one level behind Bobby Schmautz within the different marketing campaign. 

Boudrias recorded 62 assists in 1974-75, enjoying between Lever and Ververgaert. That stood because the Canucks’ single-season document till Henrik Sedin totalled 71 helpers in 2006-07.

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Lever had 38 objectives that season, which was the perfect mark of his 15-year stint within the league. Ververgaert counted 19 objectives in 57 video games in that season after which jumped to 37 objectives the next marketing campaign. That was his high complete in his eight years within the league.

“All wingers with Boudrias had good goal-scoring years,” Robson recalled.

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