What a roller coaster of emotions over the last week.
It started with the Canucks in 3-1 series deficit, before the
Vancouver Thatcher Canucks clawed back to tie the series at 3-3.
Now that the seasons officially over, there’s a lot of topics to be discussed. I tackle the big one this morning on The Quickie, but here’s what else you missed last week.
Shout out to the teams that BLEW IT!
Whether or not you think the #Canucks can win the series (or even another game), you have to be proud of their performance.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 1, 2020
They look real good next to these teams that BLEW IT in the playoffs.
I give a shout out to those teams on The Quickie: https://t.co/H1VeTxdzXG pic.twitter.com/JHQM6DxbZU
The Canucks are done in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and that’s sad.
Demko and the Canucks Messy Cap Situation
Gotta love goalie controversies in Vancouver.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 2, 2020
Demko's performance brings the #Canucks messy cap situation to the forefront again.
I talk about my belief in the Canucks netminder today on The Quickie: https://t.co/5Xu5YldBYa pic.twitter.com/wcgXII038j
I know I’m not alone in saying that I’ve been a big Thatcher Demko believer for a long time.
He’s got the resume, the right mentality, and he’s done everything asked of him as a prospect.
He’d be getting a lot more hype if Jacob Markstrom wasn’t this team’s MVP for two straight seasons. Although, that probably changes now after his legendary playoff performance.
Canucks Game 6 X-Factor
Who's the #Canucks X-factor tonight?— Nucks Misconduct (@nucksmisconduct) September 3, 2020
According to @TrevBeggs, it's Jake Virtanen
Why? You'll have to listen to the world's fastest hockey podcast to find out https://t.co/iVchi0dkSg pic.twitter.com/Coa5hPDXC9
I had a feeling that Jake was overdue to score before the end of the series, after a weird transition that saw him go from an defensively unreliable, off-the-rush scoring threat, to a defensive stalwart who offered little offence.
Still, his defensively refined game was a positive for a team that bled shots all series.
Also, I probably shouldn’t guarantee my bets with nothing but IPA tall boys in the fridge anymore.
What the Knights Should Fear in Game 7
The Golden Knights have a couple things to be worried about.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 4, 2020
Solving Demko & blowing two straight 3-1 series leads are near the top of that list.
However, that's not what they should fear most. I tell you the scariest thing for VGK on The Quickie: https://t.co/xte1ChViG5 pic.twitter.com/wwBeV83bZ3
Aside from Demko, which was the obvious choice, I went with Elias Pettersson, who didn’t have back-to-back pointless postseason games until Games 6 and 7.
Today’s Quickie: What is the Canucks Biggest Offseason Priority?
What is the Canucks biggest offseason priority?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) September 8, 2020
There's so many free agents, and so little money.
I give my take on the biggest priority this morning on The Quickie: https://t.co/X26dA8qo9x pic.twitter.com/CxQQtU39Yn
So many free agents, so little money.
We’ll likely dive into this in more depth during this shortened offseason, but I give take this morning on The Quickie.