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Preseason Recap: Nucks Proving Nothing Again. Get SO’d 4-0

Guess we’re not supposed to watch just yet - even if we saw that coming

NHL: OCT 01 Canucks at Kraken
Demmers Gets a Whole Game - Might Need More
Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to Round 4 of the Nothing To See Here Series.

Aren’t you glad these scrimmage games aren’t meant for us. They’re meant for the Nucking coaching staff. Who have their workload building up real fast.


We know the Nucks won’t score much without Petey, Kuz and Huggie, Good to know.

The Nucking PP is useless without Petey, Kuz and Huggie, Good to know.

Demmers isn’t dialed in yet. Pretty good to know.

Joshua played pretty good - didn’t score, so that’s an issue. For him and all his teammates.


If the new Nucking Braintrust’s strategy is pushing the scrambly play (in your own end) strategy, then it’s being executed well. Is that so bad?

Diki’s skating hasn’t improved over the summer. When Shortie kept saying Diki was taking the puck up the ice slowly, seemed like it was top speed.

Chaos Myers is back at it - this time - behind his own net.

Nucking 3rd periods are worse than 2nd periods. 1st periods the Nucks can hold their own. Just by staying in their own end until the opponent is exhausted.


If these are meaningless games then why subject the 2 Johns to cover the meaninglessness for us. If we want to witness meaninglessness, we have Twittr for that.

Sure, I’m a bitter old Nucking fan, and this is the kind of preseason games we expect. Just not the kind we want.

Do we want to see the Nucks get outshot in the 1st 12-2? Not really.

Do we want to see the Nucks outplayed, outshot 26-17 and lose 4-zip, even in the preseason? Not really. Not unexpected.

But at NM, we’re patient. If the Nucks go less than 500 in the 1st ten games, we can take it. Other than Westy will be calling to fire Bruce. Beggsy will be calling to fire Alvin and the middle-management chipmunks. Or maybe it’ll just be me.

Or not.... because... in Vancouver it’s never too soon for...

Knives out early.

But they’re harmless preseason rubber knives from the Vancouver media.

Or are they?

Anyhow, it’s not our job or the media to judge the Nucking preseason performance.

We have paid professionals for that.

Do you want to watch another Nucks preseason game, in Edmonton, on a Monday?

My optimism quota was spent last month. Really need your opinions on this season’s purchase of Canuck hockey-anti-depressants. XL Bulk or Normal XL supply?


Is The Sloppy Nucking Preseaon Play a Cause For Concern?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Not At All - It’s Just For TV Revenue
    (4 votes)
  • 21%
    No, have to have some herd-thinning games played poorly
    (13 votes)
  • 45%
    Yes, Same Old Nucks With Different Slogans
    (28 votes)
  • 14%
    Stop the Preseason Now! What If We Lose To The Yotes?!!!
    (9 votes)
  • 11%
    A Preseason NM Poll? Desperate Times Call For Desperate Distractions
    (7 votes)
61 votes total Vote Now

Happy Meaninglessness Monday!