I Watched This Game: Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues, January 10, 2014

The Canucks and Blues headed into the second intermission with the score tied, leaving us wondering which team was going to take over and play their game in the third period. Both teams boasted just one regulation loss in such situations, although it’s safe to say they came by this identical statistic in very different ways. The Blues were 8-1-0 in tie thirds. They tend to win these affairs. The Canucks were 5-1-6, as their third-period game, especially during this current identity crisis, involves taking the lead, and then blowing it late.

So who won out? Neither team, really. The Canucks got the two points, sure, but they didn’t do it their way. Instead, their identity crisis continued, as they forgot who they were and accidentally held on to win the game. And I watched this game.

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Spitballin’ on silver linings and Mark Messier’s regrets

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.

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