You Know What I Hate? Jan. 17th

Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature… 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday, and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don’t.

How Roberto Luongo can play like a Vezina candidate, and still let in 4 goals. Why? Because his defence hung him out to dry. Blech! Kevin Bieksa and Aaron Rome specifically were terrible last night, leaving their goalie fending for himself. And the biggest problem with Lu letting in 4 goals is that it gives the short-sighted Lu Haters more ammo to use. Because Lu Haters just look at raw numbers to pile on him. And last night was a numbers nightmare for Luongo.

Canucks trade rumours that make no sense. Parros!? Really!? Parros is essentially Tanner Glass, except a much better fighter. And what did Gillis do to Glass? Let him walk. Caman dummies. Mike Gillis is not going to acquire a guy that will be completely shelved in the playoffs. Who is Gillis’ ultimate 4th liner? Shawn Thornton. YEAH I SAID IT!

How the MSM will inevitably blow up a non-existent story. The mainstream media will have nothing to do for a week (only 1 game between now and Saturday). As such, they’re going to take a simple disagreement between coach Vigneault and Ryan Kesler and turn it into a week-long story about AV losing the room, and Kesler causing dissension in the ranks. Then us bloggers are going to have another week’s worth of posts to write on how the MSM irresponsibly fabricates stories, trying to flex muscle that we don’t have. Ooooorrrrrrr. We could all just leave this story alone. So my pledge to all is that I’m not going to say another goddamn thing about AV’s and Kesler’s comments. Deal?

The Canucks schedule… AGAIN!! After playing the most number of games in the NHL after Tuesday night, the Canucks will have 3 games in 15 days. While this is great for the Canucks to rest, it totally removes them from any type of rhythm that they would want to develop, and causes them to go into vacation mode for 2.5 weeks. The Canucks can only hope that their conference rivals crap the bed in these make-up games, which they probably won’t do. So the Canucks could very well find themselves slipping from 1st to 3rd place in the conference at the end of January, despite not playing any games.

When the WiFi signin on the plane doesn’t work, even though I have never, EVER used an internet connection… EVER… on an airplane. Ok, I say this tongue-in-cheek while I travel today. In case you aren’t familiar to what I am referring, google "Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy", as Louis CK tells Conan O’Brien why everyone is a whiny a**hole, including me.