Stick in Link: Nicklas Jensen will save us, and other reasons to be optimistic

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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• Everybody loves Nicklas Jensen now. [Canadian Press]

• Jordan Bowman’s got your fake Predators/Canucks postgame quotes. Henrik: “Jensen doesn’t really have a nickname around here yet, but I’ve taken to calling him ‘SuperDaniel’… which ‘Original Recipe Daniel’ seems to have some problem with.” [Legion of Blog]

• Hunter Shinkaruk talks about his rehab from hip surgery and his plains to come into training camp next season and pull a Jensen, as it were. [Vancouver Sun]

• There have been a lot of negatives about this Canucks season, but as the team plays out the string here, there are some positives. [24 Hours]

• Elliott Pap examines the ways the Canucks could still make the playoffs, unlikely as it might be. [Vancouver Sun]

• The OHL coaches poll is out. Bo Horvat is the best faceoff man in the West, and the second-best defensive forward. Dane Fox is the most dangerous in the goal area and he has the best shot. [OHL]

• David Booth is the subject of the latest King of the Rink. My favourite moment: Eddie Lack asking “What’s guilty pleasure?” That should be a ringtone. This one has a couple good ESL moments. Burrows saying “deers and mooses” made me laugh. So did Burrows correctly guessing that the last book David Booth read was The Bible — gutsy choice there — and Booth saying he’d retire to Vernon because there’s “so much to do”. In my mind, he said kill instead of do, and I bet I’m not the only one who mentally finished the sentence that way.

• Wyatt Arndt steps in to cover the Van Provies yet again, and does another great job with it. [The Province]

• Tom Benjamin thinks the Canucks’ best course of action is to do very little this offseason, besides adding a veteran goalie and firing John Tortorella. As for the rest, let the team’s prospects grow into roles and tread water a while. [Tom Benjamin]

• Mike Gillis must step down, says Daniel Fontaine. [24 Hours]

7 comments

  1. NarkusMaslund
    March 20, 2014

    The ways (and the difference in them) that Bieksa and Burrows deal with Booth’s beliefs is both fascinating and hilarious.

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  2. Regan
    March 20, 2014

    Wait, did Booth just mention “Vernon” and “So much to do” in the same sentence?

    Vernon, as in my hometown of Vernon, British Columbia? (JK, I’d probably retire there too.)

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  3. Chris the Curmudgeon
    March 20, 2014

    Seems like Booth’s taken to his current home, high taxes and all. Not sure if the same is true of Tom Sestito, though I’m sure he was just thrilled that some sucker was willing to give him a two year contract, regardless of how evil and socialist they are.

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  4. Thomas
    March 20, 2014

    Also, Jordan Subban (Canucks’ 4th round pick from this season) is ranked 3rd best offensive-defenceman in the Eastern Conference :)

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  5. Naturalmystic
    March 20, 2014

    I wouldn’t be surprised to learn Booth is a prepper. If he is then the guy is bat s— crazy.

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  6. POPPLE
    March 22, 2014

    Booth can take care of Vernon’s deer population. Dream retirement for him.

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