This is not where the Canucks expected to be in December — 9th in the West with a sputtering offence and a lacklustre power play — but things just got a little worse with the news that Alex Burrows will be out indefinitely with a broken jaw. There’s currently lots of ammunition for the Canucks’ detractors and the more cynical members of the Canucks fanbase.
Perhaps a comparison with a team that was even worse off after 29 games might help: the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings. You know, the ones that went on to win the Stanley Cup? The Canucks can look to the 2011-12 Kings both to put their current struggles in context and to draw some inspiration for the rest of the season.Continue Reading —›
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 email@example.com, tweet us @passittobulis, or just come over and write your link on a pad of paper, I guess.)Continue Reading —›