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Last Week on The Quickie: Pump the brakes on #FireGreen

Too many people were calling for the Vancouver Canucks head coach to be fired last week.

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Montreal Canadiens
Jan 3, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green leaves the ice after the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte
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Maybe it’s because Christmas is in the air, but there isn’t as much doom and gloom in Vancouver this week compared to the last.

After their loss to the Vegas Golden Knights last weekend, hoards of people online and on airwaves were calling for Travis Green’s head.

Hey, winning fixes everything. Know what else will solve your Christmas woes? Catching up on these episodes of The Quickie

Pump the brakes on #FireGreen

Yeah, can we table this discussion for at least a couple more months?

Why I’ll never one of the #BenningBros

Hey, I’m a family man, but this is one family I just can’t get behind.

Western Conference playoff locks

How many locks do you think there are in the Western Conference? I currently spot six, and I list them on The Quickie. How do these “locks” impact the Canucks in the second half of the season?

Yupp, I’m off to Australia in a matter of hours. :)

I’ll keep these Thursday segments going in the New Year because hey, I pick some decent Thursday nights games. Last week I had the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins (which went to a shootout), along with the Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche. While the Avs vs. Canes duel wasn’t as spectacular as it could have been, it did feature a dramatic late-game lead change.

The Canucks and Golden Knights made my list too. That turned out to be a pretty decent contest in itself...

Divisional Dilemma

Divisional games are going to make or break the Canucks down the stretch. They have two more games against Vegas, three more against Calgary and four more against Arizona...

Unless they want to try to defy logic like the Hurricanes, they need wins in the division. It’s an attainable goal for Travis Green and company.