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Riot Investigation: Three Years Later

It has been three years since the June 15th, 2011, Stanley Cup Riot and the VPD continues to forward reports to Crown recommending charges. Since the last update on July 23rd, 2013, investigators...

Canucks post-mortem week: the defencemen

Can Alex Edler step up and become an elite NHL defenceman?

Canucks analysis: a history of the Mike Gillis era

After a look back, it's surprising how many mistakes Mike Gillis, the reigning GM of the year, has made for the Canucks.

Coach Vigneault: to fire or not to fire

Alain Vigneault is one of the NHL's most successful coaches. If he were to be fired, who would step up to take his place?

Ryan Kesler's diving all over the ice a bad sign for Canucks

Ryan Kesler's diving theatrics mean he's not 100 per cent healthy as the Canucks face off against the Kings in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Shea Weber gets slap on wrist from Brendan Shanahan

Nashville defenseman Shea Weber grabbed Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg’s head and smashed it into the end boards with extreme force. He gets off with a $2,500 fine.

NHL playoff preview

We’ve all been waiting 10 months for the NHL playoffs. The real season begins tonight. Without further adieu, our first round playoff predictions. Nolan takes the Western Conference, Calyn takes the...

Canucks 2011-2012: better or worse than last season?

Do the Vancouver Canucks have what it takes to make it to the Stanley Cup finals again? The Sports Couple gives their reasons why they're a changed team from last season.

Tsunami, riots, Occupy, civic election, casino, Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands: VO's top stories in 2011

2011 was a year of big stories on the Vancouver Observer. From natural disasters to political unrest, many of the events around the world impacted people in Vancouver, while a few of the big stories...

BC Lions take home title as Canadian team of the year

In a Canadian Press survey, sports editors and broadcasters across the country named the BC Lions 2011's team of the year – ahead of the Vancouver Canucks.