Every Wednesday we take a look at The Week Ahead to see what storylines we’ll be following, because Wednesday is a day meant for looking ahead to the future. Around here we call Wednesday “Future Day” and we all wear silver jumpsuits and big bubble space helmets. Doesn’t everybody do that?
Friday, January 10th
At home vs the St. Louis Blues
The Canucks have a bit of a lighter schedule between now and next Wednesday, playing just two games, but they’ll be playing two of the best teams in the West. First up is the Blues, who have the third best record in the Western Conference, but are missing their top scorer, Alexander Steen, who has been out since suffering a concussion in a game against the Oilers on December 21st.
Last time the Canucks faced the Blues, they squeaked past in overtime thanks to some solid goaltending from Eddie Lack, who may get another game against the Blues on Friday unless Roberto Luongo is ready to return. His most important task: keep Derek Roy off the scoresheet. At least, that’s what Mike Gillis told him.
Monday, January 13th
Away vs the Los Angeles Kings
The Canucks last played the Kings way, way back on Saturday. Those were dark days. The Canucks were giving up oodles of shots and when you give up shots by the oodle-load, things are bad.
At the forefront for fans is Dustin Brown, who ran over Roberto Luongo on Saturday, injuring him in the process. It’s been suggested by Mike Gillis that it might not have been an accident, an accusation which Brown apparently smirked at, according to The Fourth Period’s Dennis Bernstein. The smirk irked and now fans are calling for blood. Or at least a bruise or two.
Of course, the refs will probably be prepped for any shenanigans and will likely be quick with a whistle if anyone runs Jonathan Quick or starts targeting Dustin Brown, which will only serve to get Canucks fans even more upset. This could be a gong show, except without the gongs to stop everything when things get too ridiculous.
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