Jan. 31, 2023

It was the best of times…

In the wake of nearly winning the 1994 Stanley Cup, the Vancouver Canucks expect to contend for years to come as they open a brand new, downtown arena.  Star scorer Alexander Mogilny is added via trade as the Canucks bolster their roster for another run at the Cup. Across the continent, Markus Naslund struggles to adapt to the NHL as a highly touted prospect, and is ultimately traded out of Pittsburgh. Vancouver undergoes an unexpected change in ownership, which comes with a new approach to doing business and nearly results in signing Wayne Gretzky. The Canucks not only miss out on The Great One, they also end up missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years.

Written & Narrated by Scott Rintoul
Audio production by Andrei Deacon
Podcast Supervision by Aaron Johnson

NHL game audio courtesy the National Hockey League

Special thanks to the following NHL personnel:
Hannah Readnour, Vice President, Footage & Media Licensing
Matthew Manacher, Footage Licensing Manager
Teresa Wiltshire,  Footage Licensing Coordinator
Nick Martinez, Coordinator, Footage Licensing Operations

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