Today’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday is brought to you by Thursday! I hope you don’t mind the delay; better late than never, right?
Besides, you could hardly blame us if we wanted a day off from the Vancouver Canucks from time to time, right? Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knight was their seventh straight loss, and they’ve only scored in four of those games. It’s just not a good time to follow this team, frankly.
What makes it especially trying is the fact that this is starting to feel like Groundhog Day. It’s the same thing every season. Think I’m exaggerating? Last year the Canucks closed out the campaign with an eight-game losing streak — sound familiar? Two years ago, the Canucks set a new goalless streak of about 320 minutes — sound familiar?
It’s one thing to be bad; it’s another to just fall apart at the end of every season for three straight seasons. Hell, I think most could even tolerate the losing if the hockey was at least palatable, but it’s not. It’s just plain not.
The Canucks have made so many moves to counter stretches like these, and it’s hard to see how any of them have made even a shred of a difference. So, with that, I’m asking you, the reader, what you would do to prevent this. Get creative. Trades, free agency, you name it. I just need suggestions that will make this team a little bit more fun — this is supposed to be fun, right?
Last week I asked: Who do you want to see the Canucks call-up from the Comets in the event that they lose another forward to injury. I’ve specified the forward position because there aren’t any defencemen in Utica knocking on the NHL door, and the Canucks seem to be in better shape with that part of the roster.
The rules are simple. As long as the player you’ve chosen is on an NHL contract, they work for the purposes of this exercise. So, have at ‘er.