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 quick topics.
I think we fixed our commenting section
First things first: many of you may have noticed that the comments section became sentient over the past few weeks, and the “You are posting comments too quickly” message became a frequent source of rage. Obviously, we had nothing to do with giving the comments section volition and making it all judgmental, but it’s our site, so we can only apologize on behalf of it. Sometimes it has a mind of its own. For real.
But the problem appears to have been fixed. Thanks to those of you that powered through this latest infuriating moment, and thanks in advance for powering through whatever absurd glitch this garbage website cooks up next. Anyway. Let’s talk Canucks.
Who’s afraid of the Ogopogo?
For those of you that don’t know, the Ogopogo is a lake monster that is alleged to live in Lake Okanagan, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness monster. Like Bigfoot (which is, as it happens, also a west coast thing, and so is strong marijuana, but there’s probably no connection here), this monster A) definitely exists and B) is naturally blurry, so it’s never been definitively photographed.
But it’s there, you guys, just lying and waiting in the depths of this massive lake, occasionally tickling Jason Garrison’s feet for its own cruel amusement. At least, that’s according to Garrison in the latest edition of Breaking the Ice, which is a lot of fun:
A few observations:
What’s weird is nobody suggested taking David Booth. He seems like the sort of guy you’d want to take on a hunt. I dunno. Maybe that’s just me.
David Booth: still funny, on occasion
Speaking of Booth, you’ll recall that the man suffered a high ankle sprain a month ago, and the Canucks subsequently announced him as out indefinitely. But he’s since gotten his boot off, which means that it’s not out of the question that he rejoins the team this year. This is ideal, since Booth is a much more impactful player than people realize. Against some of the league’s better possession teams, especially, the way he drives possession the other way could be vital to Vancouver’s success. It’s quite likely that, on a long playoff run, Booth could do a lot to rehabilitate his image in this market.
But that hasn’t happened yet, and right now, many still think he’s a buyout candidate. He’s cool with that, though. This is one of my favourite tweets in recent memory:
— David Booth (@D_Booth7) April 14, 2013
I love how matter-of-factly he answers the question. In between the twitpics of stuff he’s killed, Booth can be really funny.
Aaron Volpatti passed through some sort of time vortex on his way to Washington
Hey, remember Aaron Volpatti? He used to play for the Canucks, and then he was claimed on waivers by the Washington Capitals. He totally still exists! He’s aged quite a bit, though. How much, you might ask? Oh, I don’t know. HOW ABOUT A CENTURY:
This image, via @rsen9, is from the Capitals’ yearbook. Aaron Volpatti is apparently 117 now. That’s crazy. I can’t believe the Canucks let such an obvious vampire go for nothing.
It’s playoff (pump-up video) time
The playoffs are close, which means the playoff pump-up videos are going to start coming fast and furious. Here’s one of the first ones, courtesy Tanbir Rana. It succeeds in its primary objective, I’d say:
I am sufficiently pumped.Tags: canucks on twitter, david booth, spitballin, The Twitters, The YouTubes