February 18 2013 04:20PM
Let's open with Jim Robson's old "special hello to hospital patients and shut-ins, the pensioners, the blind, all the people who don't get out to games but still love the great sport of hockey..."
Lots of chatter today about Manny Malhotra (still) and David Booth (no surprise). Click on past the jump!
A quick clip from last night's broadcast, courtesy youtuber beststopsofnhl:
If not for Herb Dawe, you might have said that Roberto Luongo stole the show, again.
Almost had him............ twitter.com/strombone1/sta…—Strombone (@strombone1) February 18, 2013
Wagner's sidekick Harrison Mooney wonders whether the Canucks are doing right by Manny Malhotra. Among other things, he looks back to how Nolan Baumgartner was transitioned into coaching but also figures that Malhotra hasn't accepted the move. [Pass it to Bulis]
Dan Murphy writes down what he knows about Malhotra. He includes one especially useful bit - that the Canucks had assembled video that they felt showed Malhotra was still at risk because of his vision. (I'd figured they would have metrics saying this...) [sportsnet.ca]
Over at Vancouver Observer, Alan O'Sullivan notes that Malhotra's loss in the faceoff circle will be notable and also takes on some of the 'isn't it funny' conspiracies out there. [Vancouver Observer]
Did you catch Wyatt Arndt's investigative report into the Vancouver Canucks and their beards? Go read it, it's furry-good time. [Legion of Blog]
And to finish, a couple tweets to stir the Lu-pot
Nonis: Acquiring a veteran goaltender is something they are STILL interested in. It would help them grow Reimer and Scrivens— TSN Radio (@TSN1050Radio) February 18, 2013
Nonis: Ownership wants the team built the right way. They do not believe in a short term fix.— TSN Radio (@TSN1050Radio) February 18, 2013