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OPPOSING BLOG: THE COPPER AND BLUE
You have to hand it to the NHL. The humiliation of this season getting finished off with 4 games in 5 nights is simply (insert chefs kiss dot gif). Nothing to do now but watch as the two of the best players in the world show us just how bad our defencemen are, I guess?
This is Connor McDavid’s last game of the season. He’s up to 104 points in 55 games, including 13 in his last five. Three of those games were against the Canucks, and he had nine points in those games.
Unfortunately, the Canucks will likely have to wait until tomorrow to get Jonah Gadjovich and Will Lockwood into the lineup. Head coach Travis Green explained that he’s out of recall options, and cannot put a non-roster player into the lineup until there’s an injury, or until the Utica Comets season finishes.
The Comets play tomorrow at 5:00 pm EST. With puck drop on Sunday not happening until 7:30 pm Pacific Time tomorrow, chances are that Gadjovich and Lockwood could make their debuts then.
For now, here’s what the Canucks are stuck with.
Demko starts today in Edmonton.— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) May 15, 2021
Same forwards as last game.
Rathbone and Chatfield slot in, Schmidt and Juolevi come out. pic.twitter.com/t4k2aW5JML
Interesting that Schmidt is scratched, no word on if it’s injury related.
Here’s something to look forward to...the possibility of change on the horizon.
Sekeres suggesting "a total reconstruction" of Canucks operations may be at hand.— Patrick Johnston (@risingaction) May 14, 2021
The brand is at stake, he says the family understands.
I've been told for some time the brand's status would be a big tipping point in any decision. If the brand was at risk, change could come.
Is time finally ticking on Jimbo, who’s arguably been living on borrowed time for the past three seasons?
GAME DAY CHATTER
GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN
PAIN is a side project of HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, and he’s just released a new version of the Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter. See if you can spot the brief Stanley Cup riot clip just to add to the misery of being a Canucks fan.
It’s almost over.
Enjoy the game.
Go Canucks Go.