Player Policing Needed to Curtail Pettersson Abuse
Maybe there wouldn't be any rumours about Wayne Simmonds and the #Canucks if the refs did their jobs...— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 10, 2020
Pettersson drew more than twice as many penalties last year compared to 2019-20. So, what's changed?
I break it down on The Quickie: https://t.co/0GFdqQfGRT pic.twitter.com/19t0RC3GbQ
We brought this up on Silky N’ Filthy last week as well. This isn’t just about Pettersson, but it’s about star players around the NHL.
Still, it sucks to see one of the most talented players in the game hacked at ruthlessly while the refs fail to call any penalties.
The 1.58 penalties Pettersson drew per-60 minutes last season ranked 12th in the NHL. That number was around the same this season, but it has dropped off since December 1st. Since then, he’s only drawn 0.67 penalties per-60.
Is he playing any differently? Is he taking less abuse? Anyone watching this hockey team would answer no to those questions. So, it falls on the officials.
If the officials fail to do their jobs, then it’s going to fall on the players. Wouldn’t it just be easier if the refs called the game properly?
Bury the Kesler Hate
Bury your Kesler hate and appreciate the player.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 11, 2020
You don't have to love him but for those holding a grudge, caman, this ain't the Bachelor
Hear my take on The Quickie: https://t.co/yq5QiO36nr#Canucks pic.twitter.com/wAegptAQ2c
I understand that some of you might still hold a grudge against Ryan Kesler. I get it...to an extent.
Like every Canuck fan out there, I was peeved at the way he exited the organization. Does that really warrant a six-year grudge though?
To me, the Kesler hate feels like petty-man drama, like watching a bad episode of the Bachelor. As many former players have mentioned throughout the last week, guys request trades for various reasons. It’s a business.
You don’t have to proclaim your love for Kesler, but to hold a grudge is petty.
Thank You Sedins
Thank you for showing everyone how to be a good person.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 12, 2020
Thank you for nearly two decades of incredible, entertaining hockey in this market while teams like Edmonton and Toronto spent 10 years losing.
My 5 minutes saying #ThankYouSedins on The Quickie: https://t.co/twrQpMn347 pic.twitter.com/WHXDqtR65e
What do you love most about the Sedins? If you had five minutes with them, how would you thank them?
I give my five minutes of appreciation to the Twins in the link above.
Low-Key Difference Makers
Marky, Pettersson, and Hughes deserves most of the credit for the #Canucks success this season.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 13, 2020
However this team isn't seventh overall in goals scored just because of Petey and Hughes.
I give some love to three other difference-makers on The Quickie: https://t.co/yWhGBabzOm pic.twitter.com/gQLmWhrz8B
While most of the love deservedly goes towards Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and Jacob Markstrom, I show some love to three Canucks who have altered the fortunes of the team this season.
Battle of the Patricks & Uniting Canucks Nation
Jokes aside, nothing but love for Patrick & Canucks nation.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 14, 2020
I love @dkeeping's bracket because the goal is to have some fun and unite #Canucks fans.
Listen to my hype speech about uniting Canucks nation, along with some jabs/love for PJ on The Quickie: https://t.co/OAvFpKS41b pic.twitter.com/3yEXFT2FST
So for those of you not on the Twitter, one user set up a Canucks Twitter “March Madness” style bracket. Yours truly somehow made the list.
The battle of the Patricks comes from the fact that my middle name is Patrick... I ended up against Patrick Johnson of The Province in Round One, and something tells me the guy who travels with the Canucks on the road is going to win the poll. Remember though, we don’t have a paywall :)
On The Quickie though, I talk about the positive angle of the poll, which is to unite Canucks nation. While many of us on Twitter or among the readers/writers here might have differing opinion, we’re all cheering for the same thing.
We all want to see this team win a Stanley Cup. Let that bring us together as this team pushes for the playoffs for the first time in five years.