A Thrilling Ride: The Vancouver Canucks' Fortieth Anniversary Season by Pat QuinnA Thrilling Ride: The Vancouver Canucks' Fortieth Anniversary Season by Pat Quinn

A Thrilling Ride: The Vancouver Canucks' Fortieth Anniversary Season

Foreword byPat QuinnContribution byPaul Writers From The Province And The Vancouver Sun

Paperback | June 27, 2011

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A Thrilling Rideinvites fans to relive the greatest moments of the Canucks' most celebrated season and historic achievements. Vancouver's best sports writers—including Ed Willes and Gord McIntyre of The Province and Cam Cole and Iain MacIntyre of The Vancouver Sun—share their insights into the stellar play, the determined players, the overtime heroics, and the passionate fans, while more than 125 full-colour photographs record the dramatic action. The book also includes a heartfelt foreword by former Canucks coach Pat Quinn.

A Thrilling Ridetakes fans on a journey through the entire 2010-2011 season, from the opening-night introduction of the Canucks Ring of Honour to the emotional ceremony to retire former captain Markus Naslund's jersey, and from the President's Trophy victory through all four rounds of the play-offs, including the Canucks' redemptive victory over archrivals the Chicago Blackhawks, to the final and formidable face-off against the Boston Bruins.

The book is also a tribute to Canuck Nation—the enthusiastic and devoted fans who celebrated each victorious moment and suffered through each painful setback. A Thrilling Ride is dedicated to these passionate fans who—with faces painted and towels in hand, some in green spandex body suits—cheered relentlessly, long after the final buzzer. Fans who—after hooligans and upstarts attempted to destroy their city—showed up in the morning to restore order to the streets.

Pat Quinn was President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks from 1987 to 1997, and also Head Coach from 1991 to 1994. He was responsible for significant draft-day acquisitions including Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden, and in 1994 he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals against New York. A two-time Jack Adams Award winner, Quin...
Title:A Thrilling Ride: The Vancouver Canucks' Fortieth Anniversary SeasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:June 27, 2011Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1926812913

ISBN - 13:9781926812915

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from as bad as the 2011 Final loss Let's face facts. Those of us who grew up in Vancouver, know the Canucks' history in those 40 years has been mediocre on the whole. I guess that explains the paltry 160 pages in this joke of a book on what really was a colossal failure in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final in the team's 40th year. I wanted a more thoughtful analysis of why Roberto Luongo and the Sedins played so poorly in the Final. Also, what were Aaron Rome and Dan Hamhuis thinking with those big hits that turned the series really in the Boston Bruins' favor? These questions are never asked.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canucks' fan, you won't want to miss out on this one! A good memory from a great season, the 40th anniversary of this team was so fun to watch, now I can read about it whenever I want :)
Date published: 2011-07-30