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Information presented in The Canuck Library has been accumulated from various sources (including personal observation) over several years. Some of these sources include:
Vancouver Canucks Yearbook/Media Guide: While containing some statistical errors, these are still the best source of information on Canuck players and records. I purchased my first yearbook in 1980-81 and was immediately hooked on the concept of "Canucks All-Time Scoring" and how current players would move up that list.
NHL Official Guide & Record Book: These annual volumes are a "must-have" for anyone interested in hockey statistics. You won't find any glossy photos in the pages, but there are hundreds of pages worth of numbers and records.
The Hockey News: Considered the bible of hockey information. Much of my older statistical information comes from the game summaries printed in The Hockey News.
The Hockey Summary Project: Contains game summaries for thousands of NHL games going back several decades. Having recorded every Canuck game summary, I know just how much work has gone into their database. This site helped me confirm some of my source data and correct some of my mistakes.
Total Hockey: Kind of like having every NHL Guide & Record Book from 1917 to 1997 all in one. Contains many articles on hockey, plus numbers, numbers and more numbers.
The Hockey Encyclopedia (c) 1983: An predecessor to "Total Hockey". The first book to include +/- ratings from the 1960's and 1970's.
The Internet Hockey Database: Contains historical and statistical information on virtually every hockey player -- ever. This site filled in some of my holes concerning the WHL Canucks.
Vancouver Sun/Vancouver Province: The two Vancouver daily papers have always covered the Canucks (except when the papers were on strike). I've spent many bleary-eyed hours going over microfilm copies of the papers at the library.
Vancouver Public Library: They are the source for books, magazines, and newspaper clippings that I cannot find anywhere else (even though some of their copies have gone missing). Please don't steal library books -- someone else might need them.
Burnaby Public Library: They have those microfilm copies of the Sun and the Province that I go search through now and again. I am impressed with the machine that allows me to take digital copies of old microfilm.
Google News Archive: For a few years, Google scanned archives of newspapers so you could search the published information. Unfortunately they stopped adding content, but there are many articles that provide a non-Vancouver perspective on the Canucks.
Canuck Programs: Old programs are basically the only source for player jersey numbers (prior to about 1985). After all, that's why teams printed programs -- so you would know who everyone was.
Hockey Cards: One of the few sources for colour pictures of hockey players from the 1970's, although not very reliable for statistical information.
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This page last updated July 02, 2016