Long live Sestito! [Image via The Province]
First of all, I’d like to thank everyone involved in last night’s festivities at The Pint. Quite frankly the agonizing headache and malaise of today might suggest I had too much fun, but hey, you gotta live, right? Back to Canuckistan and the real world, there was no shortage of news from today; unfortunately though not much of it was good.
Think the last month has been bad as a Canucks fan? Not sure if it’s possible, but things could get worse. And you’ll probably be thinking the same thing, once you get to all these fine links, after the jump.
Josh W does a fine job with his weekly prospect report, with highlights and stats from every league the Canucks organization have a player in. Josh also recapped the Utica Comets triumphant weekend in Abbotsford, which saw them win both games. Some analysis on Anton Cederholm and his adjustment to the WHL is also provided, as the defensive defenseman from Sweden tries to adjust to North America.
Here comes the bad news. Dimitri Filipovic looks at the impact of Kevin Bieksa reportedly missing somewhere in the neighbourhood of five games and Mike Santorelli being ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.. Dimitri also sheds some light on the status of Henrik Sedin, who’s been out for the last three games. On the bright side, Dimitri raises an excellent point about Santorelli’s next contract, which will probably be much more palatable due to this injury shortening his season.
Our good pals at Pass it to Bulis, who were also with us at The Pint last night, recap last night’s game, in what I imagine was an effort to fill the void left by Canucks Army not doing one (slackers!). Do you want to know the most impressive part of this recap? I saw Harrison Mooney do it on his laptop, literally, in the bar. Now that, my friends, is commitment.
Want a little more Pass it to Bulis content? Look no further. Daniel Wagner breaks down last night’s jersey-gate, and provides photo evidence that the supposed Canucks fan who threw his jersey onto the ice, wasn’t even a Canucks fan at all. But that’s not where he stops… Daniel digs even deeper into this fool’s checkered past and finds he’s guilty of a lot more than just throwing a jersey…
The Province’s Jason Botchford provides more hilarity, all of it at the Canucks’ expense, in last night’s edition of the Van Provies. The ineptitude of Vancouver’s power play, their psychology and Daniel Sedin’s contract are all looked into, and now I want a drink.
Jim Jamieson, also of The Province, previews the Canucks five-game road trip and highlights the difficulties that lay ahead for this much maligned squad. On the bright side, Jamieson notes that Henrik Sedin will be travelling with the club, and could return to the lineup relatively soon.
Want some painfully accurate statistics that paint just how grim things are in Canuck-Land? Well, have I got the link for you. Vancity Buzz, who are really starting to get their Canucks content going with a great group of writers, looks into several recent polls surrounding the Canucks. It would appear as though this fanbase doesn’t have much confidence in their team, and based on recent events, can you blame them