Canucks Alumni Show - June 14 2021
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Big show to kickoff the week, and we’re doing it live from the Canucks Alumni charity golf tournament. Special edition of the Welcome Matt where Sekeres sits down with former Canucks owner Arthur Griffiths. They go over the ’94 cup run and talk about the modern day team, including some discussion on the AHL affiliate heading to Abbotsford. Canucks assistant general manager Chris Gear follows and tells us what the plan is for the team heading into the offseason including the expansion draft, what’s happening with Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes’ contract extensions, whether or not Alex Edler or Travis Hamonic will be coming back, and if the club is exploring trading the ninth overall pick at the NHL Draft. Hashtags today features former Canucks great Cliff Ronning, who talks about what’s happening with the Canucks alumni, how his son Ty has developed this year in the AHL, and who is the best golfer out of the alumni. Our Monday insider John Shannon joins next and expands on the 2011 Stanley Cup final, stating that it was British Columbia versus the world in that series, whether he thinks the Canadiens have a chance to beat the Golden Knights, and gives us a look into the Canucks run to the cup in 1982, which John produced the entire series for Hockey Night in Canada. The Price is Right features a chat with Rogers Arena PA announcer Al Murdoch, who elaborates on how the atmosphere was this season calling games in an empty arena. Canucks colour analyst John Garrett follows and tells us what it was like to broadcast games this year from empty arenas and off monitors when the team was on the road, whether or not he got fatigued calling games with the same six opponents, and his choice to go with his natural grey hair this season. Our good friend Dave Tomlinson sits down with the boys for a chat with Jeff Paterson. The guys wax on about all the Canucks cup runs. J Pat also gives his thoughts on what we heard from Chris Gear, including prioritizing getting the Pettersson and Hughes contracts done.  We do a different version of Memo To, as Canucks legend Dave Babych sits down with the boys and reminisces on the cup final in ’94, admitting that he has never watched game 7.  We wrap the show with all the Errors and Omissions.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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