It was clear that Roberto Luongo felt bad for his hometown Montreal Canadiens, who had only one win in their last six games going into their Thursday game against the Canucks, so he decided to spot them a three-goal lead. While charity in the NHL is appreciated when it’s the Sedins donating to BC Children’s Hospital or Paul Bissonnette taking homeless families to hockey games, it’s significantly less awesome when it’s helping out the already-privileged.
Fortunately, Luongo read some Ayn Rand during the second intermission and forswore charity in favour of the virtue of selfishness. I watched the Canucks come back like Dagny Taggart when I watched this game.Continue Reading —›
Spitballin’ (or Super Pass It To Bulis: All In, if you love adventurous acronymizing) is a feature that allows us to touch on a multitude of things really fast, because in the world of hockey, there are always lots of things to find and colour. Here are a few topics that deserve mention.Continue Reading —›
The American Express line combined for 3 goals and 9 points Sunday night versus the Calgary Flames, the pinnacle of an effective five-game stretch, and it really seemed as though they were beginning to click. Unfortunately, in the two days that followed, both wingers found themselves sidelined with injuries.
On Monday, Chris Higgins came down with a bizarre foot infection, and on Tuesday, David Booth suffered an MCL sprain in a gruesome collision with Colorado’s Kevin Porter. Just like that, Ryan Kesler once again found himself piloting a wingless vehicle.
This was a suspicious bout of misfortune. How to explain it?
Mason Raymond is evil. Think about it.Continue Reading —›
The best Canuck-related Craigslist postings are from odd individuals looking to sell strange paraphernalia at exorbitant prices, such as the guy asking $11,000 for that hand-carved Canuck bear in jeans, or the guy trying to sell Kevin Bieksa’s tooth for $500 the night after the Canuck defenseman took an elbow to the mouth and lost it.
The latter ad didn’t last long, primarily because people (including our beloved sports editor Scott Brown) called B.S. on this right away. Lucky for everyone, I took a screenshot before it was taken down. Relive the glory.Continue Reading —›