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Unofficial Trevor Linden Appreciation Day

April 4th, 2008 @ 8:56am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: Update June 2008: It has been announced that “Trevor Linden Day” in Vancouver will be the day the Canucks retire his jersey to the rafters in the fall. [News1130]

Update: Update December 2008: Info on Trevor Linden Night can be found here.

This Saturday the Canucks will play the Flames but it won’t mean anything as the nail was hammered into our coffin last night by those stinkin’ Oilers.

What this means is that Saturday might just be the last time we see Trevor Linden puts his heart and soul into a Canucks game – if they even play the guy who has carried Vancouver fans for 19 years. This town loves him so much there was a campaign to get him re-signed last year and many have even noted they’d vote him in as mayor in a heartbeat.

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Photo Credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

This Saturday at the Flames game, show your support for Captain Vancouver:

Trevor Linden is the heart of the team. Even though he got 5 minutes a game, he still gives it every game. It may be his last game ever (hopefully not), so we should try and put in the effort to make it Trevor Linden’s special day against the Flames.

For people going to the game:
- Make chants
- Make Signs
- Wear your Linden Jerseys/Shirts

For people who aren’t going to the game – if your at the bar, if your at home, if your not watching the game, who cares. Sport TL everywhere, this man is unreal.

PASS THE WORD – INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
post good chants if you have one or what your going to write on your sign if you will be at the game.
[Facebook Event]

I had the pleasure of meeting Trevor on a Raise a Reader morning two years ago, and was supposed to meet him again last January but I was in Toronto – luckily John was able to take my place.


April 13, 1989 – A 19 year-old Trevor Linden scores vs the Flames

He’s been the most popular Canucks player, the one we’d all want to have a been with, and has represented Vancouver better than anyone else on the North American hockey stage (you know, even though he’s originally from Medicine Hat).

That excited kid with the fluffy hair posed slyly against the side of a fiery red mustang is now being bumped off lines, and has been a healthy scratch an obscene amount of games this season. Let’s make sure he knows how much Canucks fans truly appreciate his contribution to our hockey-watching lives.

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16 comments

  1. Goodbye Trevor. Your leadership, heart and play will be deeply missed.

    PS – Please throw your name in for AV’s replacement as coach!

  2. fotoeins says:

    How key were players like Linden during the `93-`94 Cup run … damn, I wish I was going to be at the final home game on Saturday …

    On a final note about this season, I would’ve rather seen elimination in the final stages of the long 82-game pre-season tournament, than see any hopes propped up, only to be dashed in the playoff-season. Difficult questions need to be asked in the off-season.

  3. Terry says:

    Tune into HNIC in Saturday and…

    hear the standing ovation the empty, but sold, seats will give Trevor Linden and not give Markus Naslund – both of which will play their last game as a Canuck. Well clarify that Trevor will always be a Canuck. Nasuland hasn’t been a Canuck for the whole dismal season.

  4. Martin says:

    Vancouver will really miss Linden if he retires. As an Oiler fan I will say that he has been a thorn in our side for many years. He is a class guy and it is a pity he couldn’t have won a cup.

    I will say though that if you compare the team the Oilers had on the ice last night with the one the Canucks had, it will be a lot of fun watching Edmonton play in the next few seasons while the Canucks need a lot of retooling. Glad the Oilers could drag someone down with them.

  5. Mike says:

    Well done Rebecca!

    I’ll school some filthy New Yorkers on who #16 really is. And so help me if I see a Gomez jersey out… :)

  6. teflonjedi says:

    Rest well, Trevor, and thanks.

  7. GZ Expat says:

    I will never get that chance to watch Trevor lift the Stanley Cup and to blubber uncontrollably in my living room while he does it.

    The one thing I needed/wanted when I visited Vancouver last October was those precious tickets to the game…and a Linden sweater emblazoned with number 16.

    Linden for head coach!

  8. ocenbrez says:

    Thank you Trevor. You are all class.

  9. Cheryl says:

    Trevor you are truly a classy guy. Your leadership is really going to be missed in the Canucks dressing room. Thanks for everything that you have done for the Canucks and in Vancovuer.

    Good bye and best wishes.

  10. dee says:

    trever u are the greateset

    nice 2 goals u almost got a hatric

  11. Tammy says:

    Trevor is my hero. AV has destroyed this team. Look at the mess all the guys are in now.

    Trevor, please don’t retire!! If you decide not to play next year please talk to the owners about becoming the Canucks coach. AV can’t inspire them; you can.

    Thank you for everything you have done for the team and this city.

  12. Ron Stanwood says:

    Trevor, you are the MAN! Do you remember your first night at Pacific Coliseum? I do. I was in the stands. Before the game you introduced yourself to the fans and told us that your goal was to turn Vancouver into a hockey dynasty.

    We need a new GM Trev, and you are the MAN! Throw your hat in the ring. We are all behind you. Build that dynasty!!

  13. Shawn says:

    I like all of you am sad if indeed it was Trevor’s last game. I hope not, but if it’s his decision then it’s for the best. He’s definitely my favourite Canuck for so many reasons. I’m wearing my Trevor Shirt to show how much I appreciate Trevor’s commitment, loyalty and dedication to the team and to the fans….

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  16. Jill Ottier says:

    You are and have always been the heart of the Canucks. I thank you for all your wonderful years of hockey and as a true embassador for the wonderful children suffering with cancer. You have class and huge dignity. Thank you so much you will and are missed

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