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Canucks turn back clock with Flying V, Flying Skate jerseys on 80s Day

Vancouver sports throwback uniforms, celebrates 1982 team for game against Buffalo

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Vancouver Canucks partied like it was 1982 on Saturday.

Vancouver wore its "Flying V" jersey during warmups, then sported the spectacular "FlyingSkate" uniform on 80s Day against the Buffalo Sabres.

Tweet from @Canucks: You either love these jerseys or you hate them. There is no in-between. Us: 🖤🧡💛

Vancouver has donned the Flying Skate unis in celebration of its 50th anniversary this season but rolled out a yellow warmup jersey with a black and red V that resembled the jerseys they wore from 1978-85. The Canucks auctioned off each player's autographed warmup jersey online and at Rogers Arena, with proceeds benefiting the Canucks Kids Fund.

Vancouver even came through with a delightfully cheesy "Love Boat" video spoof titled "Canucks Boat," starring Bo Horvat, Alexander Edler, Quinn Hughes, Brock Boeser, Tyler Myers and Elias Pettersson.

Tweet from @Canucks: Quinn Hughes as Huggy Bear 🤣

Aside from the exceptional threads, the Canucks also celebrated the 1982 Campbell Conference championship team, welcoming back Richard Brodeur, Harold Snepsts, Stan Smyl, Darcy Rota and Thomas Gradin.

Before the ceremonial puck drop, the ex-players reenacted the famous towel wave, which then-coach Roger Neilson used to mockingly signal surrender at a referee during a Stanley Cup Playoff game that season.

Video: BUF@VAN: Canucks salute 1980s alumni in ceremony

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