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Be Proud of These Canucks | The Quickie Podcast

This isn’t a swan song...yet

Vegas Golden Knights v Vancouver Canucks - Game Four
Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 30, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Last week was a historic week in the NHL.

With the sports conversation shifting to the Black Lives Matter movement instead of the game, The Quickie podcast took a little backseat as Kyle and I recorded two episodes of Silky N’ Filthy on the Nucks Misconduct Network dedicated to the movement and the NHL’s response.

Wednesday’s episode was recorded while the NHL was still playing after leagues around North America had cancelled games.

We recorded again on Thursday as well following the announcement of the NHL suspending play, with reports that the Canucks were a “driving force” in the two-day shutdown.

Amidst all that were the Canucks playing their most important hockey games in nine years against the Vegas Golden Knights. Below are two episodes, including one fresh off the press this morning, about the Canucks and their performance against the NHL’s weirdest team.

Canucks Formula for Winning

The formula for winning is pretty simple. I lay out what needs to happen for the Canucks to win the series here.

No time for fuck-ups either, now that they’ve dug a 3-1 hole.

Be Proud of These Canucks

Before you flip me the bird and say #Canucksin7, know that this episode is not a swan song.

There’s an abundance of reasons to be proud of these Canucks and what they’ve accomplished in the bubble. Both on and off the ice, they’re showing signs of being a likable, mature team with a handful of players that are now playoff battle-tested.

Whether it ends this week or not, it’s been a fun ride, and we should take some time to appreciate the journey.