BIG OLD GOAL
Pass It To Bulis and Puck Daddy's Harrison Mooney gathered some Canucks bloggers together and they all sang a song and video to a tune that Mooney wrote himself. It's kind of a "We Are The World" spinoff called "Big Old Goal", apologizing to Roberto Luongo and asking him to come back in humorous fashion. It's a classic. Check it out:
How awesome is it that Luongo makes a cameo appearance? Well done, boys (and Alix!)
Luongo himself had an interesting day today and shared it on Twitter:
@strombone1 I DIDN'T DO IT I SWEAR!!!!!— Eddie Lack (@eddielack) August 13, 2013
@eddielack I know for a fact it wasn't you cuz you'd probably still be out there trying to take the first tire off— Strombone (@strombone1) August 13, 2013
@eddielack leaving a trail of sauce all the way back to your house.......— Strombone (@strombone1) August 13, 2013
Awesome comic duo, aren't they?
The dudes at Legion Of Blog, with the help of Harold Druken, may have found the thief.
DOUGLAS MURRAY, ANYONE?
The Province posted an article today that the Canucks have been kicking the tires on big Swede defenceman Douglas Murray. To that I say: "OH HELL YES". I wonder what kind of dollars he is looking for. He made $2.5 million last season. Murray's agent Anton Thun told the Province:
"We’ve talked to them off and on all summer. At this point, we’re not close to signing. There are a group of clubs that have interest, so it comes down to the right circumstances and the right dollars. "At this point in time there’s a gridlock in terms of cap space and money availability with a number of clubs. Until some of that shakes out and the dominoes start to fall, I think the market is going to be tight. Whenever that starts to shake out, we’ll react accordingly as to what might be the right place."
"We’ve identified a number of places that would be beneficial to both Douglas and the hockey club," said Thun. "Douglas is somewhat of a unique player, but I think his skill set fits well in certain situations and not in others. "Part of what we’re trying to do is make sure it’s the right fit wherever he goes, so the players he’s playing with are complementary to him and he’s complementary to them."
The Canucks know Murray pretty well:
As much as I'd love to see Douglas play here, I just don't see it happening. Is he going to be ok with playing a bottom 6 role? I doubt it. But man, I'd love to see him play with Edler.....sigh.
REMAINING NOTABLE UFA DEFENCEMEN
Ron Frickin' Hainsey
Kent Huskins (yes please)
Evan Oberg. (Huh)
Some pretty decent d-men there, hey?
Meanwhile, former Canuck Jeff Tambellini told the Province today the Chris Tanev would thrive in the KHL or Swiss League (NLA). Shut up, Jeff!
So yea, you know, Canucks news is slow in these dog days of summer. Not for long though.