January 24 2014 11:35AM
A video depiction of Vinny Prospal's reaction last night. [GIF via The Stanchion]
"I'm out!", is what Vinny Prospal was probably thinking after finishing up his PVR recording of last night's Canucks/Perds game. If you watched that game and thought to yourself, "you know what, this team is just one 39-year old winger away!" then I don't know what to tell you (except to ask you what you're on, because I want some!).
Less than 24 hours following the announcement that Prospal was signing a PTO with the Utica Comets, he has apparently reneged. Right now all that's being reported is that he had some time to think on it some more, and speak with his family, and that's how he came to his final decision. I'm thinking he did some Googling ("Abbotsford", "Utica".. no thanks..)
Owen Nolan had a better run as a Canuck than Vinny Prospal.— Shane M (@SocialAssassin2) January 24, 2014
I'm okay with the Vinny Prospal Era as a whole. It gave us a chance to use the "Live Long and Prospal" headline, it allowed that gem of a GIF above to be resurfaced and reused, and most importantly, it added another hilarious chapter to what is quickly becoming a joke of a season in Vancouver.
Obviously the fact that the Canucks are having veteran retreads rebuff them while the San Jose Sharks, a Pacific Division rival (in theory, but a team that's on a completely other level than the current incarnation of the Canucks), are going out and signing two of their stars to (relatively) team-friendly extensions while retaining enough salary to be a serious player in free agency this summer probably won't do anything to make you guys feel better.
At least it's Friday?