If you’re like us — and we assume, since you read the blog we write, that you are, at least a little — this lockout is beginning to tear at your insides like you’ve swallowed a jagged metal Krusty-O.
We’ve reached the dead zone, where there’s nothing to talk about and there appears to be no hope of something to talk about in the near future. Heck, not only is the future looking bleak, but even the past is beginning to fade, like that picture of the McFly children standing in front of that well. Stop for a moment: can you remember who scored the last Canucks goal or what it even looked like?
It was actually a pretty little goal from Henrik Sedin in the Canucks’ overtime elimination loss to the LA Kings on April 22nd, seven months ago to the day. 214 sleeps in the past. See, that’s just too long ago, so we thought you might enjoy a refresher course in Canuck goal-scoring.
For that, we turn to Youtube user Nevlach, who has put together a countdown of the 10 best Canuck goals of the last 10 years. It is, like any list, highly subjective and wholly divisive, so feel free to have strong opinions in the comments. But before you do, why not just take the next 11 minutes to enjoy a trip down memory lane with some of the greatest Canuck goals of the recent past?
Okay, now let’s argue.
I don’t care that the Daniel Sedin hat-trick goal happened in a regular-season game, and a meaningless one at that. It has to be higher. It’s one of the best goals I’ve ever seen. Additionally, if we’re giving nearly the entire list to big goals from the Canucks’ 2011 Stanley Cup run, where in the heck is the wraparound, Burrows’s other big OT winner? I am uncomfortable with that goal being omitted, and frankly, I think the stanchion goal is out of its element here.
And finally, has there been a more unfairly vilified former Canuck than Matt Cooke? It’s not like he did anything wrong, really. He was just dirty, and his dirtiest days were after he left town. I’d almost forgotten he scored not one but two of the clutchest goals in Canuck history.
Anyway. We hope you enjoyed this brief lockout reprieve. Now back to your regularly scheduled lack of programming.Tags: Blogs are for lists, The YouTubes