I'm sure the Canucks coaching staff have been waiting anxiously for a reason to get Ossi Vaananen to play. Beyond OB's tough night in the 5-1 loss to the Coyotes I didn't think he was playing all that bad lately. I guess I haven't been watching closely enough.
"He said: 'If you're not going to work, get off the ice,'" said a shocked O'Brien, who's a minus-6 in his last six outings.
"That's all he said, and I just went back to the corner. Nothing surprises me right now. It seems lately that the more passionate you are, it seems to be a bad thing. I don't know."
From The Province: