Canucks dressing like Millionaires (photos)

 

 
 
 
 
Top row from left: Vancouver Canucks Cam Barker, Zack Kassian, Andrew Alberts; and bottom from left: Kevin Bieksa, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
 
 

Top row from left: Vancouver Canucks Cam Barker, Zack Kassian, Andrew Alberts; and bottom from left: Kevin Bieksa, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.

Photograph by: Darryl Dyck, Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks may not be Stanley Cup champs, but at least they can look like ones — circa 1915 — in donning the uniforms of that year’s Cup champion Vancouver Millionaires on Friday at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks will wear the maroon jerseys on Saturday, March 16, when the Detroit Red Wings come calling at Rogers Arena.

Why the Wings? Before the winged wheel landed on their jerseys and the franchise’s name was changed in the late 1920s, the Detroit franchise was called the Cougars, with its players being purchased from the old Victoria Cougars.

That West Coast team won B.C.’s only other Stanley Cup title, in 1924-25.

Both the Victoria Cougars and Vancouver Millionaires were owned by brother Frank and Lester Patrick, early pioneers of the National Hockey League.

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Top row from left: Vancouver Canucks Cam Barker, Zack Kassian, Andrew Alberts; and bottom from left: Kevin Bieksa, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
 

Top row from left: Vancouver Canucks Cam Barker, Zack Kassian, Andrew Alberts; and bottom from left: Kevin Bieksa, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.

Photograph by: Darryl Dyck, Canadian Press

 
Top row from left: Vancouver Canucks Cam Barker, Zack Kassian, Andrew Alberts; and bottom from left: Kevin Bieksa, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
The Millionaires were led by Fred (Cyclone) Taylor, top row, second from right
Goalie Corey Schneider heads onto the ice for a photo as the Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Vancouver Millionaires star Fred (Cyclone) Taylor, circa 1913. From the Craig Bowlsby collection.
Manny Malholtra helps Ryan Kesler over a riser as they get in position for a photo. The Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
A composite photo of the Vancouver Millionaires hockey club that won the Stanley Cup in 1915.
Goalie Roberto Luongo gets seated for a photo as the Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Ryan Kesler gives Henrik Sedin a massage as they get in position for a photo. The Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
The Vancouver Millionaires
The Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Ryan Kesler gives Henrik Sedin a massage as they get in position for a photo. The Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Caricature of Vancouver Millionaires hockey star Fred "Cyclone" Taylor from 1919.
Captain Henrik Sedin helps move benches after the Vancouver Canucks unveiled their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Vancouver Canucks players, including team captain Henrik Sedin (bottom centre), wear replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms while posing for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini (right) walks past goalie Roberto Luongo as he joins the players wearing replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini joins the players wearing replica Vancouver Millionaires uniforms for a team photograph in Vancouver on Friday March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin wears a replica Vancouver Millionaires uniform while sitting with team owner Francesco Aquilini (left) and general manager Mike Gillis (right) during a team photograph at Rogers Arena on Friday, March 1, 2013. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
The Vancouver Canucks unveil their Vancouver Millionaires uniforms on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Arena. The Millionaires, fronted by Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor, won this city’s only Stanley Cup championship in 1914-15. The uniforms will be worn in a game against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, March 16.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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