Stick in Link: Mayor Robertson is anti-naysayer; season’s first can’t-miss game

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday. Warning: our links are so hyper, they change colour when exposed to heat. (Have something for us to share in the next edition? E-mail us at passittobulis@gmail.com, tweet us @passittobulis, or just come over and write your link on a pad of paper, I guess.)

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• Mayor Gregor Robertson believes the Canucks will prove the naysayers wrong. A bold stance. He certainly lost votes in the naysayer demographic. [24 Hours]

• The Canucks have been looking for a Manny Malhotra replacement for two years. Cam Charron asks if finding the next Manny Malhotra is really as big a deal as we think. [Canucks Army]

• Is Cory Schneider’s return to Vancouver the first can’t miss game on the NHL schedule? These guys think so. [Too Many Men on the Site]

• Speaking of centres, Kevin Vanstone thinks the Canucks should have better ones. [NW Sports Beat]

• The Canucks are stoked to be going to more cities this year, especially David Booth, who’s only ever played in Detroit once. “I’ve played in there once in my career—the city I’d like to play in the most with all my relatives there. It’s crazy how that’s worked out; it’s quite comical, in some ways.” Quite comical indeed. [Georgia Straight]

• Mike Gillis defends his record to David Ebner. ‘I think the insidious creep of negativity is working its way on you,’ Gillis said in an interview last Monday. He then went on to say newspaper coverage of his team in general is marked by a ‘constant thread of negativity.’” [The Globe & Mail]

• Eddie Lack shares his knowledge about babies. “They poop a lot and they sleep a lot.” Just like people! [Jordan Schroeders]

• Dale Weise, when all of a sudden everybody wanted to talk to him after the George Parros incident on opening night made fighting the topic of the day: “Something big must have happened, eh?” Always sharp, this guy. [Vancouver Sun]

• Canucks Hockey Blog, one of the oldest blogs around (and they’re looking for writers, if you want to help keep them going), give us 10 songs titled befitting this year’s team. “Don’t Panic” is an inspired choice, but that’s applicable every year . [Canucks Hockey Blog]

• A kindly reminder: Roberto Luongo does not play well in October. If he doesn’t play well this October, try not to overreact. [Canucks Corner]

• Capper Dan is a sports gambling writer and a Canucks fan. He says bet on the Canucks. I question his judgment. [Rob the Hockey Guy]

• Congratulations to Ryan Stanton, who was on his way back to the ninth-most miserable city in North America before he was claimed by the Canucks. And heck, even if he gets sent down later, Utica’s only 11th. That’s a slight upgrade! [Business Insider]

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7 comments

  1. Whatup
    October 3, 2013

    Not too high on this team, Mooney? Who knows but I was definitely sick of seeing them make the same mental mistakes over and over again. I think Torts will correct this problem so I have faith.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      October 3, 2013

      I’m plenty high on the team. I just don’t think it’s wise to bet on the Canucks as a fan.

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      • NarkusMaslund
        October 3, 2013

        Betting on the Canucks as a fan simply opens you up for multiple instances of soul-crushing disappointment arising out of the same event, rather than just one.

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  2. ikillchicken
    October 3, 2013

    “He certainly lost votes in the naysayer demographic.”

    This may single handedly cost him the Canucks.com riding.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      October 3, 2013

      The media vote too.

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  3. meh
    October 4, 2013

    is it possible to make it so that when we click on the links a new tab opens up instead of us leaving this site?

    or is that something i do on my end in which case, awkward, carry on..

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 4, 2013

      That’s something we could do on our end, but not everyone likes that style of linking. Easiest way to do it on your end is to right-click on the link and hit “Open in new tab.” Or, if you have a three-button mouse or a mouse with a scrollwheel, clicking with the third button or scrollwheel usually opens the link in a new tab. Of, if you’re on a mac, command-click will open the link in a new tab.

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