Episode 31 – Top 7 Canuck Nicknames – Part 1

The Canucks have no decent nicknames at the moment, unless you count Sami Salo’s Balls of Steel. With guests Kennedy Goodkey and Rob Tarzwell, we look back over the forty years of team history to discuss the best nicknames in Vancouver Canucks history. Here’s part one.

  • Intro by the Orchid Highway
  • Top Seven Canuck Nicknames of All Time, Part I
  • #7 – “The Russian Rocket”
  • #6 – “Bones”
  • #5 – “Spider”
  • #4 – “Cowan the Bra-barian”
  • Outro by the Orchid Highway
  • Thanks for listening
  • Neener neener neener


Kennedy Goodkey
Shoots right
Chirpy, with bad knees, but tends to score big goals in the playoffs.

Kennedy is an actor, writer and film-maker in Vancouver, BC. You can check out his YouTube series Best Picture, or his serialized novel Necropolis, or see his film The Beast of Bottomless Lake on Super Channel in Canada. Kennedy grew up watching the Canucks, but admits not getting a true handle on just how deep the roots were till he hit university. Ironically, that’s about the time the Canucks had a decent team for the first time.

Rob Tarzwell
Shoots right
140 lbs
Dig, dig, dig. Check like you won’t survive. Inadvertently screen the goalie as often as possible.

Dr. Rob Tarzwell is a Vancouver psychiatrist with a second specialty in nuclear medicine. His clinical interests include the use of radiotracers to study blood flow, glucose utilization, and neuroreceptors in brain disease and psychiatric disorders. Speaking of psychiatric disorders, Dr Rob has been a fan of the Canucks since 1988, when Gretzky got traded to the Kings. He narrowly escaped the 1994 game 7 riots downtown Vancouver, and still sometimes wakes up in cold sweat to the sound of a ringing post.

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