With almost a full week off between hockey games, talk in Canuckville has turned to pressing off-season needs. And there are a number of them. With Mike Gillis floating the idea of keeping both Luongo and Schneider, there’s a pretty sizeable hole in the goalie budget looming. (Insert Luongo/hole joke here) And I’m sure we can all safely agree that Keith Ballard is not going to fill the hole on the blue line left by the departure of Christian Ehrhoff. But if there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that Alain Vigneault needs to go back into radio silence mode. Ouch. That was some first day back, Alain.
But this is just the start of the NHL’s silly season…
With more and more players finding themselves with free time on their hands, cash in their pockets and a camera on their smart phone, they’re taking to Twitter to give the rest of us a peek into the Lifestyles of the Rich and Eliminated. On one end of the spectrum, we have Patrick Kane being, er, Patrick Kane. On the other end, we have Dave Bolland telling us about "another amazing weekend and the cottage" and Paul Bissonnette’s continuing adventures in Las Vegas, including an "above average day at the pool."
Well, boys, enjoy those "above average" days off the ice in May because they were only possible due to the below average days on the ice (er, or in the press box, as the case may be) in April. Because if you have enough of those, one day the gravy train is going to stop:
And if you take a look at BizNasty’s entire body of work on Twitter, especially gems like this, it really does make you wonder, which one is the parody account again?