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Top 10 Greatest Moments in Canucks History

#7 – Draft day magic



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“No one is leaving Boston with both Sedins except me.” Former Canucks general manager Brian Burke couldn’t have made a bolder statement heading into the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He stood behind his word as two months of wheeling and dealing came to a dramatic and franchise altering conclusion with Vancouver drafting both second and third taking Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Here’s how one of the biggest draft day moves ever went down (the Canucks went in holding the 3rd pick): first Vancouver sent Bryan McCabe and a 2000 first-round pick to Chicago for the 4th overall pick; then the 4th pick and a pair of third-rounders went to Tampa Bay for the 1st overall selection; next that 1st pick went to Atlanta for the 2nd pick under the condition the Thrashers wouldn’t take a Sedin. According to Burke, the whole thing came together about 15 minutes before the draft started; who knows where Vancouver would be had it not.



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5 Comments on Top 10 Greatest Moments in Canucks History

  1. Well done. These are actually well thought out and not just dumbo Wimpden’s retirement night choices. I’ll throw in a totally obscure honorable mention. The Canucks beating the defending Cup champ Bruins that first NHL expansion year behind Rosaire Paiement’s heroics. I also think they may have beaten the B’s twice that season.

  2. flames in 4 sweep !!
    Canucks are nothing but a wind sock
    blowing in the wind

  3. Ray Lagace // April 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm // Reply

    I have been a Canuck fan since I was 5 years old when they were playing in the WHL! I was at this game 7 in Calgary when Pavel scored this huge OT winner! It was awesome, my brother and our best friend drove to Calgary and bought tickets at the ticket window in the morning of game 7 after we drove all night to get there……what a sweet win that one was and what a run in ’94!!

  4. Ray Lagace // April 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm // Reply

    Oh ya the save too! What an incredible save by Captain Kirk to keep the game alive!

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