This time last week seems a world away doesn't it?
A win over Columbus with rival Chicago on deck and a pair of battles against those scrapping for the bottom seeds rounding it out. The NW title within grasp. More or less, all seemed pretty innocent.
Well think again junior. Three games later the NW title is back home, our leading scorer is in the quiet room and those wanting to see a fire lite under their collective asses saw just that when they put a dent in the playoff aspirations of Dallas and Colorado.
We gave Dadberg the day off to be a dad because even us old fucks have a heart. So old codgers Kent and YC rant away on the week that was.
...and they're off like a herd of turtles!
OUR LOVE IS RIGHT...
Grandpa Kent Cracked A Toothless Smile: In a season so filled with doom, gloom and negative connotations, if you were a non-hockey person and saw what's been said about the Canucks this season, you'd likely be stunned to see just where they are in the standings. Yet here they sit, as terrible as they are a mere 2 points back on the Rangers and Blues, with a shot at back to back President's Trophy wins. And if you think this is not significant, you need to shut off the part of your brain that acknowledges internet trolling as though it somehow matters and listen to fact: If you believe for one moment that winning top spot in the regular season meant nothing in the Canucks playoff run, you're wrong. Home ice advantage the entire way is huge, and was a factor in every series the Canucks played. Depending on the roll of the dice that is the playoffs the Canucks could not finish first and still get it the whole way, but why leave it to others? Determine your own destiny. In the wake of the Keith/Sedin debacle, one thing has become clear: the Canucks aren't gonna take shit from anyone. There are some who are still bemoaning a so-called lack of response on Wednesday, but the fact of the matter is they did everything they could without severely punishing themselves to get back at Keith. They then stood up to 2 straight opponents who spent their entire games taking liberties against them, responded appropriately and walked out of the building with wins. It sucks that this is what had to happen to spark this team to life, but after sputtering through March, 2 straight wins and points in 3 straight as they head home to round out the season, leaving Rogers Place just once for a quick jaunt to Calgary, this team looks as though, even without Daniel Sedin that things are falling into place, and just in time.
...BUT OUR HATE IS PURE