Stick in Link: Sedins’ agent plays Alfredsson card; more beer at Canucks games?

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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  • Tony Gallagher sees sinister overtones in the Sedins’ agent casually bringing up Daniel Alfredsson. I don’t get it. After all, Alfredsson only signed with a different team this off-season after spending his entire career with the team that drafted hi-…oh, never mind, I get it. [The Province]
  • Iain McIntyre invokes Allan Iverson to talk about the Canucks going 10 days without a practice. Not the game. Not the game. [Vancouver Sun]
  • The Canucks want to loosen liquor laws inside Rogers Arena so they can sell larger beer sizes and mixed drinks on the concourse. Will this lead to more alcohol consumption at games or simply shorter lines for beer? [CTV News]
  • Dan Rosen had five questions for Kevin Bieksa and he answered them. I thought that was nice of him. He could have just spent the entire interview quietly judging him. [NHL]
  • Hey look, Phil Collins was at the game on Monday night. Neat. [CanucksTV]

  • While it’s been a long time coming, it’s kind of neat that Pavel Bure’s number is being retired during the 20th anniversary of the 1993-94 Canucks. Greatest Hockey Legends takes a look back at that team with fond nostalgia. [Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • Bure’s Triple Deke seems to be pretty excited about their blog’s namesake getting his number retired. He’s doing a 10-day series on Pavel Bure in anticipation, with his most recent looking at Bure’s single season point-scoring franchise record that lasted 17 years before Henrik Sedin broke it. [Bure's Triple Deke]
  • Cam Charron analyses Mike Santorelli and finds that his early season performance seems pretty sustainable: “Santorelli’s rate stats all look consistent with what he’s done in his career, with some variability aside. He looks like the same player in all aspects but ice-time, where’s he’s playing more than he ever has.” [Canucks Army]
  • Jordan Bowman’s “Post-Game Quotes I Wish Were Real” is once again fantastic: “Jason Chimera – “You like my goal tonight? Not bad for a fictional mythical monster”.” [Legion of Blog]
  • The top-5 fourth-liner goals in Canucks (recent) history. That Rick Rypien (RIP) pass on Darcy Hordichuk’s goal at number 4 still blows me away. Incredible. [Canucks Hockey Blog]
  • Brendan Gaunce and Jordan Subban combined for three goals in regulation, then both scored in the shootout to lead the Belleville Bulls to victory on Monday. [Bulls TV]

 

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12 comments

  1. StevenK
    October 29, 2013

    I preferred Canucks games when Peter Gabriel was there…

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    • Taco
      October 29, 2013

      Ahh… that one is sweet on so many levels. That’s a good days work Steven, I suggest you just take the rest of the afternoon off to bask in the glow.

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    • tj
      October 29, 2013

      You mean the games without frontiers?

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      • J21
        October 30, 2013

        Hank plays with Danny /
        Danny plays with Kes /
        Kes plays it to Alberts /
        But he just makes a mess

        Hansen plays with Higgins /
        Higgins plays with Booth /
        Booth blows his knee out /
        Kassian loses a tooth

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        • tj
          October 30, 2013

          It’s a knockout!

          (seriously, excellent takeaway, my friend… I will now have an ear worm for the rest of the day ;) )

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  2. Tom
    October 29, 2013

    Was Phil there with his Mama?

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  3. NarkusMaslund
    October 30, 2013

    I’m genuinely curious to see if the Sedins are willing to give the Canucks a hometown discount for the second time in a row. Provided the Canucks first offer involved a raise, and wasn’t insulting ala Alfie, I have to imagine any way they slice it they’re back in Vancouver.

    Pavel Datsyuk seems like a pretty reasonable comparable from a cap hit perspective. Tack on an extra couple years to account for difference in age, and you are looking at something like 37.5/5 years. I’m assuming the number ultimately ends up somewhere between 7-8m/year for 4-6 years. Only way that concerns me in the least is if it’s the high number on both of those ranges.

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  4. mb13
    October 30, 2013

    If I were the twins, I wouldn’t bother with any hometown discount. Take the maximum money from whoever offers it to you in free agency and run. They scratched the Canucks back once … now it’s time for the Canucks to return the favour or find suitable replacements via the draft or free agency.

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    • RG
      October 30, 2013

      Steve Yzerman and Joe Sakic, among many others, call you a fool. Money isn’t everything to everyone.

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      • mb13
        October 31, 2013

        Sure it’s not but to athletes it should mean more. The twins have one more big contract to sign and then can start getting used to making $80K/year doing whatever it is they’ll do. For 4-5 years of their life, they can sacrifice to make another $5M-$10M if the discrepancy is that much.

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  5. Chris the Curmudgeon
    October 30, 2013

    As namesakes go, perhaps this could be ground-zero to have the immortal #38 raised to the GM Place rafters in the near future?

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  6. laplander
    November 3, 2013

    Thanks Chris,
    You got me reading lists again.
    Did you know there is a Canuck Goaltender listed at fifth best? (Murray Bannerman; fifth best at being in sweater #1 listed alphabetically…)
    It all depends on how you read lists :-)

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