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.
Despite a litany of injuries, Mike Sullivan has the @penguins in the thick of the playoff race. Does he deserve the Jack Adams Trophy?— NHL (@NHL) February 28, 2020
Read more on @NHLdotcom ➡️ https://t.co/PQkgOZ0gxL #AwardWorthy presented by @Bridgestone pic.twitter.com/vSZJvgyQZA
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
Leon is roaring into March like a lion, but can he do something not seen in almost 25 years?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 3, 2020
I talk about the #Oilers, um, second-best player? I look at his chance of surpassing 130 points, and the last players to do that, on The Quickie: https://t.co/Vf0baPe3vS pic.twitter.com/JcO95yK4TZ
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
Will the #Canucks fall out of the playoffs at any point over the next month?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 4, 2020
They're damn close right now....
A lot of it will depend on how they perform in these three games against the #Yotes. I talk about the game and the stretch drive on The Quickie: https://t.co/GgEB2fMrj2 pic.twitter.com/ib8HgpceZ0
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...
Which team would you like to see the #Canucks face if they were to end up in a Wild Card spot?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 5, 2020
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 like scoreboard stressin' then boy, are there some good games for you to watch this weekend.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 6, 2020
I talk about the #Canucks and preview the best games of the weekend on The Quickie: https://t.co/WUENFrj1OI pic.twitter.com/ioRiaxAwxN
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
How lucky are the #Canucks!— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 9, 2020
No, not because they're losers in five of their last six, but because of all those Coach of the Year candidates they're connected to.
I talk about three of those coaches, and their Jack Adams case, on The Quickie: https://t.co/eAeoIeGEeK pic.twitter.com/45mCEhtNhO
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.