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Babych Please – March 17th, 2017

It has not been a particularly fun week in Canuckland. The media is fighting with itself, the Sedins are looking 36 years old, and the team is losing games. In the spirit of sadness, let’s check in with Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen, and the celebration gifs the Canucks haven’t had a chance to use.

  • Alex Burrows and the Players Tribune teamed up to say some words about his time as a Canuck. It’s a nicely written little piece and it gets a little emotional at times. Burrows loved his time as a Canuck and it’s hard to read this without getting a bit emotional. Also, his daughter is going to love Spartacat.

  • I know essentially nothing about Markus Granlund, so the latest King of the Rink was illuminating. His nickname is Granimal, he hates Sven Baertschi’s living habits, and Ben Hutton thinks he looks like a zombie.

  • If you read my Power Rankings, you’ve seen these photos of Phoebe Stecher, the best thing that’s happened to the Canucks this season. If you have any soul, you won’t mind seeing them again. She is perfect. 

  • It was Jannik Hansen’s birthday this week, and the San Jose Sharks made him a fun little birthday image. He looks confused but I think he is doing okay.

  • Brandon and Giselle Sutter got to hang out with Eric Church this week and gave him a jersey! David Booth would definitely wear this.

  • The Canucks have started tweeting fun gifs of players every time someone tweets them about getting season tickets. I think these gifs were supposed to be used for goals throughout the year, but the opportunity never arose.

  • Michael Chaput was mic’d up last week and he actually is a pretty chatty guy. There are a few [bleeps], some smelling salt action, and a little bit of Green Day.

  • Finally, a Canucks fan proposed to her boyfriend at last night’s Canucks game. She teamed up with the Canucks to ask the big question via a fake in-game contest. The best part is that she proposes with a bouquet of Doritos. Better than any ring.

  • Jim Benning has some important meetings coming up. Bo Horvat needs a new contract. Same with Nikita Tryamkin. What to do with Andrey Pedan? I’m still hopeful to these two Russian giants patrolling our blueline one day. Brocke Boeser needs to be signed to an entry level deal. Gudbranson needs to be re-signed.

  • I wasn’t finished. My comment got posted without me wanting to post. Gremlins.

    Anyways, there is also Ryan Miller to deal with. Is Markstrom ready to carry the load? We should re-sign Miller, just in case. The upcoming draft is super important. Our 1st rounder has to be a hit this year. Not sure what is going on with Jake Virtanen these days, but can he play for Canucks next year, or does he play in Utica another season. Does Willie keep his job? Lots and lots of important decisions coming up.

    • Fred-65

      If Willy’s job is in doubt, and I think it is. Why is Benning’s not after drafting Virtanen, McCann and Juolevi Those picks should have been part of a major rebuild rather than AHL fodder. Second round and subsequent picks are equal part luck and skill. The luck is which teams have passed already on lower picks plus of course success in 2nd and beyond is a 20% chance over all

      • Vanoxy

        I still have hope for Juolevi, but can you imagine if our 2nd line this year was Tkatchuk, Horvat, Ehlers?
        Or if we had both Nylander bros ready to take over from the Sedins as our top line.

        Benning has done well in the later rounds, but his top end picks have been questionable at best, and possibly disastrous if Virtanen doesn’t do a quick 180 and Juolevi doesn’t reach his absolute top end potential.

    • Vanoxy

      I don’t think they’re expecting. Mrs Sutter just filled up on wings and beer at The Pint.
      I’ve stumbled out of that place looking pregnant a few times myself.