It should be an off-season of considerable discontent. It should be the sobering realization that a healthy roster won’t guarantee anything next fall, and that icing an all-too-familiar lineup will keep the Canucks from the playoffs. 1,515 more words
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Imagine an off-season simulator.
Jim Benning could keep pressing the magic button — much like the NHL Lottery Simulator — until it displays winning responses to roster decisions the Vancouver Canucks general manager is contemplating. 1,578 more words
The Afternoon Skate, April 25: So, how does this NHL draft lottery work? Plus: Grey Cup visits cornbread festival ... and the worst movie ever!
I didn’t watch the NHL draft lottery last year.
I’m guessing most of you didn’t, either.
Sure, it was the Connor McDavid draft lottery, so there was that mystery. 1,690 more words
The Afternoon Skate, April 15: The intriguing case of overpaid Canucks, Donaldson's streak, and McCartney's set list
Last weekend, as the Canucks season was mercifully stumbling to a close, we asked you 20 questions, ranging from “Who’s Willie’s least favourite player?” to “What are the chances you will pay for a ticket to see the Canucks next season?” 1,925 more words
Do you keep Alex Burrows?
How do you entice a big name UFA to come here?
Do the Canucks need to add some experience to the front office? 50 more words
By now it’s fairly obvious I am a philosophizer of words, a craftsman of verbiage and a knight of partial sentence structure. The Canucks have turned me into a 21st century literary magician and I only have them to thank. 1,509 more words
It was never about Alex Burrows.
If you think it was, then you don’t know the player, person, teammate and father. You don’t know the amiable and accountable winger who doesn’t let a game-day anthem pass without thinking about the late Luc Bourdon. 1,334 more words