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Last Week on The Quickie: Bullies & Chicken Sh*t’s

The drama in the NHL was discussed on a couple of occasions last week.

NHL: OCT 10 Blues at Senators
Robert Bortuzzo might be feeling lucky that his malicious cross check was overshadowed by other bullies in the NHL last week.
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Last week was a mess for so many people in hockey, including current players, coaches, and even your Vancouver Canucks. All of this angst was reflected on The Quickie last week.

Eye for an Eye?

Robert Bortuzzo might be feeling elated after the dirtiest hockey play of the season got overshadowed by all of the other bullshit that occurred in the NHL last week.

I argued that Bortuzzo should be out as long as Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson remains sidelined. The Department of Player Safety should be tuning into The Quickie...

A Bad Week for the NHL...

Despite the anger, at least there was some justice with the Bill Peters firing. Also, the fact that this conversation is blowing up in the hockey world likely means we see less of it in the future. Small victory.

Is the Sharks’ Surge a Mirage?

One of the NHL’s hottest teams during the month of November was the San Jose Sharks. That’s bad news for the Canucks, who currently sit below the Sharks in the standings.

However, there are reasons to believe that the Sharks surge is a mirage. Listen in to hear my take on why that might be the case.

WTF Canucks?

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Pittsburgh Penguins
Nov 27, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Tyler Graovac (44) talks to Pittsburgh Penguins center Jared McCann (19) prior to a face-off during the third period at PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-6.
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The Canucks loss to Pittsburgh was heartbreaking, but the game shouldn’t have been close. Pittsburgh was clearly the better team, and there were some troubling developments on the road trip. I chat about that on The Quickie, and look ahead to (hopefully) a better month of December.