King Richard

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities, places, and other Van-centric things. Full A-Z here.

King Richard | sports | The nickname of Vancouver Canucks goaltending legend Richard Brodeur, who backstopped the team to their first ever Stanley Cup Final run in 1982. Born and raised in Quebec, the diminutive ‘King Richard’ (5’6″) played 337 games over 7 seasons for the Canucks, leaving the game in 1988. After starting a hockey school, working as a French language hockey commentator, selling beer for the Labatt Brewing Company and managing a hotel or two, he is now an artist who paint with oils.

Usage: “Out of all the goaltenders who ever played for Vancouver, King Richard was perhaps the most inspiring…”

There are 0 comments

The Dictionary Entry for the Most Replayed Scene of Vancouver's 2011 Stanley Cup Riot

"The only thing that made me laugh in the immediate wake of the Canucks riot was the Flashbang Nutshot."

The Fabled Mental Health Hospital That Became a Popular Film Set

"A reopened Riverview might be a better place than the Downtown Eastside for people to get the help they need..."

Every British Columbian Should Know What 'Sixties Scoop' Means

"The 'scooping' of the Sixties Scoop wasn't so decade-specific. The practise began in the 1950s and continued through the 1980s."

This Isn't the First Time This Part of Vancouver Has Seen a Large Homeless Encampment...

"90 years before Strathcona Park became a homeless tent city, it was home to a squatter camp known as Hobo Jungle."