Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat

Canucks Daily: All-Star Quandary; Miller Honour

I haven’t asked anyone this question yet, but what happens if Canucks forward Bo Horvat gets traded before the NHL All-Star festivities get cranking on February 3rd.


Not only because there’s a decent chance he’d be joining a team in a trade outside the division that he’s representing, the Pacific, but also because nowadays I think part of the competition involves wearing your team’s ‘sweater’. So I reckon that would mean Horvat donning a Canucks jersey, no?

As for Horvat destinations, plenty make sense, including one just down the road in Seattle. We’ll break that concept down shortly.

Multiple outlets have reported that the Canucks have not given Horvat’s agent permisson to talk to other NHL teams about a new contract as part of negotiating a trade. Does this mean they’re going to take one more run at trying to get him signed? How badly does he want to get out of Vancouver?

(Former Canucks) Miller Time

That would be one of the most often used Ryan Miller pun/play on words, made a part of Buffalo Sabres lore by legendary play-by-play broadcaster Rick Jeanneret.

Miller had his number-30 retired by the team on Thursday night.

Coming out of Michigan State University in his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, Miller played from 2002 well into the 2013-’14 season in Buffalo, becoming the all-time franchise leader in games played, saves and wins.

After a brief stop in St. Louis, he played three full seasons with the Canucks, his best BC stint being 2014-’15 when he finished with a record of 29-15-and-1 and a goals against average of 2.53.

His final four NHL seasons were with the Anaheim Ducks.

Miller is the 43rd Sabres player to join the club’s hall of fame and the eighth Sabres player to have his jersey retired, joining Tim Horton (Number-2), Richard Martin (7), Gilbert Perreault (11), Rene Robert (14), Pat LaFontaine (16), Danny Gare (18) and Dominik Hasek (39).

The Sabres and Canucks are expansion brethren, both having joined the NHL for start of play in 1970.

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson has covered the NHL in five different decades. He’s authored 4 books on hockey and is a veteran TV and radio play-by-play man and reporter.