October 11 2012 02:36PM
Over the next few weeks, I am going to take a look at some alternate realities that could have come to fruition if things had played out differently for the Canucks over the past few seasons. The four situations I am going to analyze are:
The David Backes offer sheet (summer of 2008)
The Mats Sundin two-year, $20 million offer (summer of 2008)
The rumored trade offer for the 2nd overall pick in 2009 (summer of… 2009)
Trading for Brad Richards (2008 trade deadline)
October 11 2012 10:25AM
A digital mob attacked the girl who wrote this message.
Canucks fans - as a group - are savvy. Generally they understand the value of a guy like Chris Higgins - whose contributions extend past what you see in the boxscore. Canucks fans - as a group - donate a lot of money to charity. In the past they've got behind initiatives like Five Hole for Food, Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, or Scrabble Tournaments with Tanner Glass with zeal. Canucks fans - as a group - support their team voraciously through thick and thin.
But as we've seen repeatedly, and again on Wednesday night, Canucks fans (as a group) are terrible when it comes to keeping things in perspective.
Read on past the jump.
October 11 2012 09:11AM
Photo Credit: Jeremy Lim.
Were it not for the lockout, tonight would mark the culmination of a long offseason and the start of regular season Canucks hockey. If not for the business realities of 21st Century Professional Sports, the Vancouver Canucks would be headed to Calgary to play (and probably soundly defeat) an undermanned Flames club.
In an ideal world we'd have updates from practice this afternoon, and Canucks fans would bitch about Alain Vigneault's newest, weird line combinations. Cory Schneider would be poised to debut as the team's starter, and the fans would be giddy about getting to watch a flurry of back-hand saucer passes from "Henrik to Daniel, back to Henrik, to Daniel again at the side of the net, back to Henrik to Burrows in front GOOAL!"...
Alas, the NHL season won't begin tonight, and it probably won't begin any time soon (the soonest it could begin is October 25th - but don't hold your breathe). So instead of previewing the game, we'll preview some alternative entertainment options you might consider in the absence of NHL hockey...
Read on past the jump.
October 10 2012 10:02PM
Fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko and I have started making highlight packs in English for the KHL youtube channel this season. Like them? We can make it a regular feature here at the Nations.
October 10 2012 05:28PM
Tweeter Marcus Haebar fools around with Siri, and look what he gets. That's no good.
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