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Last Week on The Quickie: Vancouver Connections Aplenty in Jack Adams Conversation

Will the Canucks current coach, or a coach with Vancouver connections, win the Jack Adams?

Columbus Blue Jackets v Philadelphia Flyers
Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers Alain Vigneault reacts to a play on the ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 18, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

There’s no doubt that any talk surrounding Travis Green and the Jack Adams has surely died down.

His team clinging onto their playoff lives after losing five of six games and statistically, they’re one of the worst defensive teams in the league.

Regardless, Green was getting that Jack Adams love just a few weeks back, when this Tweet was posted by the NHL.

Those other names appear to be familiar as well...but there’s a fourth coach with a strong Canucks connection missing from that list as well. He gets a big shout out on The Quickie, as you’ll find out below.

Leon the Lion

The Edmonton Oilers star forward is trying to do something that hasn’t been done since Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky were in the league. I know the analytic guys have largely argued against Leon Draisaitl for the Hart Trophy, but I talk about why he should be the front-runner on this episode of The Quickie.

Wild Card Showdown: Part 1

Well, the Vancouver Canucks failed part one of their Wild Card showdown against the Arizona Coyotes. I talked about what both of these teams need to do to make the playoffs, something that still applies to both squads as their respective playoff races intensify this week.

If the Canucks are a WC Team, Let Them Face...

So I was outvoted by the people on this one, but tune in for my rationale on why there’s a clear favourite opponent for the Canucks among these three teams, if they do make the playoffs as a Wild Card squad.

Scoreboard Stressin’ & Best Games to Watch

If you want to sit back, relax, and let me tell you what games to watch, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your weekend.

Except when I recommend being a masochist by watching those Canucks...that can be painful.

Monday Morning Quickie: The Canucks’ Jack Adams Connections

So as the above tweet alluded to, there are some clear connections to the Canucks among coaches who are in the running for the Jack Adams.

I largely talk about the one coach who was excluded from the list above, and why he should be considered the favourite at this point.