Linden scores most goals as a Canuck

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Trevor Linden passed an old friend Monday night the with His Canucks.

Linden became Vancouver’s leading career goal scorer, passing former team captain Stan Smyl, as the Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 for their seventh victory in a row.

“Stan’s a special person,” Linden said of Smyl, whose career was winding down when Linden joined the Canucks as the second overall selection in the 1988 NHL draft. “When I came to this team, he was someone I looked up to and he helped me a lot.”

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Linden scored shorthanded at 5:58 of the third period, giving him 263 in his 12 seasons with the team. In all, Linden has scored 320 goals in 15 NHL seasons.

“It was a beautiful goal for him to get the record for the Canucks,” said Canucks coach Marc Crawford. “It was probably one of the prettier ones he’s scored.”

Linden took advantage of a giveaway by Minnesota’s Cliff Ronning in the neutral zone. He broke in alone and flipped a backhand over Manny Fernandez’s pad


12 Responses to Linden scores most goals as a Canuck

  1. big_booty says:

    Yippee. Two articles about Trevor Linden in one week. I can’t even begin to contain my excitement about this.

    Can we talk about something worthwhile now?

  2. Rico71 says:

    Well then…

    How about that cheapshot goon Marchment?

    14 fines or suspensions in 15 years…and he gets off without anything this time. And this is not the first time he gets out of a possible suspension.

    Do you think this guy should play in the NHL? His skills are in hurting people, not much else. Next time he seriously hurts someone, the league should ban his sorry ass. But with Ratman in control, it ain’t gonna happen.

    What a sorry excuse for a player.

  3. Leaf_Expert says:

    I told y’all its his team….

  4. Stuv_Dogg says:

    I don’t think we need the sarcasm from botty_ass, thanks for coming out.

    Two reasons why this isn’t such a bad post:

    1. It is a significant achievement by one of the leagues hardest working players. Good on Trevor for the record.

    2. It sure as hell beats the Cross-Lumme-Hoglund to Boston for McLaren rumours that are stupid at best and spark off too much bashing on this site.

    In other news, the Leafs aren’t playing too bad these days. Another week or so and we might expect them to hit the .500 mark?


  5. Cam says:

    Yep thats right because the Canucks are going to beat Carolina tonight and that will be a new Canuck record. They better win because I had bet for only $5 and that he syop saying that the Canucks when they really are better. He says that because they made it to the Finals and lost in 6 games like Vancouver. Carolina wouldnt be in the paltoffs in the west and the Canucks are doing better then them anyways. Go Canucks.

  6. amok says:

    Uhm, what?

    And Carolina lost in five games, although I’m not really sure what you’re talking about.

  7. puckedinthehead says:

    Wow, who would have thunk it? Linden gets an “assist” from his old line mate, “Cliffy” for the club record. (Look for Naslund to rip it from Trev in about a year and a half.) Carolina in the playoffs, UUGGH! what a sin I still can’t get over it. Put them in the west and they wouldn’t get a sniff for 50 years. Which reminds me Why the hell are the Red Wings in the west anyways. We don’t want them we will trade them to the East for Toronto, hell aren’t they like a bus ride away from each other?

  8. puckedinthehead says:

    Kinda like Roberts in Toronto?

  9. Cam says:

    8 wins in a row for Vancouver if they win against the Canes. That would be a club record. Which might get posted by tomorrow.

  10. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    Pretty much. They are the leaders on both teams are they not?

  11. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    Sure!!! We’ll trade.

    Remember, Toronto finished 3 points behind Detroit last year. And Toronto’s record against the western teams has been very good since they left the west in the first place.

  12. mikster says:

    Sure!!! How the Flyers can’t stop and score goals.


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