Editor’s Note: NM Podcast Manager Kyle Bhawan has been pounding out the Sippin’ on a 40 episodes for Nucks Misconduct, but this is the introduction of his pod wrap-up column, Sippin’ on a Coffee. Enjoy!
To quote Stephen A. Smith: this is bad. This is very very bad.
Micheal Ferland didn’t even feel the sweat before having to call it “quits” during his conditioning stint with the Comets.
Once word primed it’s way onto the Twitter Universe, Vancouver took off and did so rightfully.
Look at what the provoker, (a.k.a. one of the staff picks to win the greatest tournament the city has seen since that year) had to say about the sad news from Friday. In fact, do yourself a favor and read the replies before carrying on. It really does tell the tale. Nobody knows what the fuck is going on.
This is bad. This is very very bad.
Canucks were telling the media we gotta see if Ferland can comeback and play or we'll trade for someone— Taj (@taj1944) February 15, 2020
What kind of organization puts public pressure like that on a player coming back from a concussion? Bush league
Players quality of life is more important than deadline plans.
Who does kylebhawan blame?
That will continue to be the case moving forward into the new decade. Let’s be real, everyone knows the definition of concussions. Everyone knows about the uncertainty of the ETA. Everyone knows that, at the least, they could end a sports career.
On Valentines Day, the athlete and the organization knew about the gamble and went in somewhat naive. 10 minutes later, both slammed the brakes on the stint. A gutless way to put a cap on the 2020 comeback story.
P.S. Micheal, you don’t owe us shit. Get well soon with a big piece of no rush.
Listen to the latest episode of Sippin’ On A 40 for more concu**ion talk.
Replacing what exactly?
Micheal Ferland has played 14 games as a member of the Vancouver Canucks. It would be impossible to replace him. The city never got to witness what he would bring to the table and if it would translate to the success of this now, #strongbubbleteam.
With that being said, the city also boils once Pettersson endures a cheap shot from a Bruin.
At the end of the day, Benning is going to be Benning and get what he wants. Cause let’s be real, he gets what he wants. When has this dude not got what he wants?
Did you catch that last part?
Jim Benning continues to live the life you fantasize about.
If you lived your life like Jim Benning lives his, you'd be just as unstoppable— Kyle (@kylebhawan) February 18, 2020
Tyler Toffoli, arguably a top 5 asset in this years version of the deadline, is now a Vancouver Canuck.
Why? Well because the Pacific Division is the worst division in sport. Anything is actually possible. Anything.
For a thorough analysis on why this trade was brought into existence, ask stranger to the program, J.D. Burke. He’s happy to help and hands out gifts.
Look, if you like the #Canucks acquisition of Tyler Toffoli, then all the power to you. If any part of your analysis of that deal leads you to the conclusion that the Canucks can just add another pick between now and June, then I've got some snake oil I'd like to sell you.— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) February 18, 2020
Partial jokes aside, this organization sort-of-kind-of-maybe had to do it. With Boeser out long-term, paired with the playoff push which started in July of 2019, Benning wasn’t going to just let it be (If you didn’t didn’t see this coming, I’d check your partner’s phone).
He was destined to continue to do what he does best. And that’s doing whatever he wants to do.
Come Rain or Come Shine
If there’s any good that came from the weekend, I learned that an umbrella can change your perspective on the city.
Learned about the importance of the umbrella this weekend pic.twitter.com/FWMDNAFS8N— Kyle (@kylebhawan) February 17, 2020
If My Calculations Are Correct
This is bad. This is very very bad.
Alright, it’s time to let you know that I’m not just an honest podcaster and an honest person. I am also an honest blogger. I don’t know what the fuck is going on in that chart. But I do see the word collapse above something that looks disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
Don’t this to my city. Just don’t.