Not saying that it's been a long time since the Canucks have played, but I had almost forgotten what a bloody sham that game against Gary's Boys was. It's not as though there's been a shortage of things for Canucks fans to talk about though, as injuries continue to mount, the news on Manny Malholtra was as bad as it could be, and there's more call ups. It's now gotten to the point that people are predicting that this is too much for the Canucks to bear. There are fans fearing a first round exit. And there's lots of writers wondering how the Canucks will fare now that they have to suddenly face 'adversity'. Hello? We've had a minimum of 2 of our top 6 dmen out for the entire season. We've worked more than half of the Moose lineup in at one point or another. This entire season has been one of adversity, and we've come through on top, bloodied but unbowed. So go ahead and predict what you want. This team was built for the playoffs, and with Kevin Bieksa returning tonight, and others to follow in the coming weeks, they're only going to get stronger.
It's sad sometimes, the way Canucks fans fall back into that self-doubting mode. Let's face it, waiting for something to go wrong with this team has become a tradition. And I know it's difficult, we've had our hearts broken so many times before. But if you can't see that there truly is something different about this team on and off the ice this season, you really haven't been paying attention. They were made for this. Yes, losing Manny Malholtra is a blow to the team. But just like Roger Neilson raised the white flag in Chicago in 1982, this could serve as something for the team and fans to rally around. Even with the injuries, this team has never been more suited for a deep run at the Cup. This is our time.
Alexander Bolduc and Victor Oreskovich have been recalled, as the Canucks will be without Tanner Glass and Mikael Samuelsson, but the return of Kevin Bieksa will certainly bolster the Canucks on the back end. Andrew Alberts and Alexander Edler continue their rehab and should be available around playoff time. The Red Wings themselves are pretty banged up, as they will be without Jiri Hudler, Johan Franzen, Pavel Datsyuk, and Todd Bertuzzi. With a win, the Canucks will sit 10 points above the Wings, and move that much closer to the first President's Trophy in team history.
A nice omelet would hit the spot right about now...
Yes, we all know that you think Matt Cooke can be better and it goes without saying, so stop freakin' tweeting about it... Anyone tried to go buy a car, but get the dealership to pay you to buy it yet? It's nearly April and the Coyotes mess continues on. I don't doubt that the fans of the Coyotes are loyal, I just doubt there are genuinely enough of them to keep the team from hemorrhaging money. There are politicians saying that it will hurt Glendale to move the Coyotes. First of all, won't it hurt them if they have to sell bonds again to prop up the multi-millionaire who wants to 'buy' the team? And secondly, if the guy who thought Sarah Palin was the best choice to be Vice President of the United States supports this, you might wanna run away screaming...
WAACH 'Cast's Band Of The Day- Suicidal Tendencies
One of the originators of skatepunk, this Venice, Ca band have moved towards metal from their punk roots and back again, dabbling with some funk along the way. They were one of the first bands to really take advantage of the fairly new music video format back in the 1980's, creating some legendary clips. They were also banned from performing in Los Angeles for years because of fears of gang violence at their shows.