Stick in Link: The amazing Canuckmobile; Tortorella one and done

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.)

***

• The amazing history of the Canuckmobile, a car done up to honour the 1994 team that wound up taking the hockey world by storm. We’d do a full post on this, but honestly, all we’d be doing is telling you to click through and read it in Derek Mah’s own words, so go do that now. [Derek Mah]

• Dimitri Filipovic on John Tortorella’s expected dismissal. [Canucks Army]

• Wyatt Arndt’s take on the same news. Gosh, everyone is talking about this. [Legion of Blog]

• My take, from that other blog I write for. [Puck Daddy]

• Iain MacIntyre: “But the real indictment of Tortorella’s system — or the players’ application of it — was the Canucks’ inability to defend leads and keep the puck out of their net when needed. Despite the pre-occupation with protecting their goal area, Vancouver’s goals-against was a mediocre 14th in the league, four positions worse than it was in Vigneault’s final season. This system for these players did not work.” [Vancouver Sun]

• Jason Botchford wonders if the Sharks’ first round exit, coupled with the dismissal of Tortorella, will result in Todd McLellan heading up to the coast to Vancouver. [The Province]

• The Canucks may have three prospects participating in the Memorial Cup. [Canucks]

• How did Brad Richardson do in his first year as a Canuck? [Nucks Misconduct]

• The Aquilini Group continues to buy up Vancouver. Now they own the Olympic Village condos. The purchase is a big one for the city, which can now pay off the loan they needed to build them. [Examiner]

• Finally, meet the guy who created the stick-in-rink logo, and have it dawn on you that it’s supposed to be a “C”.

12 comments

  1. steveB
    May 1, 2014

    Thanks for posting that article on The Canucksmobile. I remember listening to updates and interviews of the fans who drove it on Sports Talk radio during the ’94 Cup run.

    Good times, maybe the best times to be a Canucks fan.

    VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  2. Chris the Curmudgeon
    May 1, 2014

    Harrison, your articles on Yahoo sports are significantly less good than your articles here, I hope you get paid a lot of money to sully your reputation like that.

    VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
    Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
    • Harrison Mooney
      May 1, 2014

      Thanks, Chris!

      VN:F [1.9.16_1159]
      Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
      • rob
        May 1, 2014

        I was set ton defend you Harrison, until I got to ‘freefalled’!

        VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • Harrison Mooney
          May 1, 2014

          Haha that’s a funny mistake. I’ll have you know it’s been fixed. Now will you defend me against Chris’s cruel charge?

          VN:F [1.9.16_1159]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • Chris the Curmudgeon
            May 1, 2014

            Cruel? Maybe I should have left what I originally wrote, which had a few more, as Mr. Spock might say, “colorful metaphors”. Seriously Harrison, Wyshynski and Lambert et al. are certifiable half-wit morons so the expectation level isn’t there if I ever make the mistake of opening up one of their asinine articles, but I just know how much more you are capable of because of where you’ve set the bar at this site.

            VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Brent
      May 1, 2014

      “significantly less good”

      Was this an deliberate awkward construction?

      VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
      Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
      • Harrison Mooney
        May 1, 2014

        He meant doubleplusungood.

        VN:F [1.9.16_1159]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  3. Vincent
    May 1, 2014

    It kinda looks like a G…

    VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  4. TubaNat
    May 1, 2014

    I can’t believe I never saw that the logo is meant to be a C before. Illusion shattered…

    VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  5. Billy Pilgrim
    May 1, 2014

    As an additional bonus, it has also finally dawned on me that “Stick in Link” is not a nonsensical title!

    VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  6. Amor de Cosmos
    May 1, 2014

    When I arrived in this fair city from the UK in 1972 I knew nothing about hockey. Maybe I still don’t, but I did, and still do, know a bit about design. I was both fascinated and appalled by the Canucks logo. It was — and is, in spite of recent tweaking — sooooo dull. For a sport that’s all about speed, contact, and agility it’s as dead as Francisco Franco. However the semiotics flummoxed me, hence the fascination. The stick I could see right away. The rink took about three seasons. I put this down to being a hockey alien. I was actually convinced for some time that it was a stick through the side of a TV screen, something that many of us dearly wanted to do when watching the Nux of that era. The ‘C’ took about a year longer — a Dennis Ververgaert moment I think. But really there’s no excuse for it taking that long. Anyone familiar with the Roman alphabet should be able figure it out in seconds, the fact they can’t speaks for itself.

    VA:F [1.9.16_1159]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)