Today was cold and rainy, which is rather depressing for late August, but it was total hockey weather, and now I’m pining excessively for new hockey. Is this the longest, most irritating off season ever? I think so. But just to make sure I don’t get too excited for the new season, in their roundabout way, the Canucks continue to try and destroy my spirit. This is a quote from Kyle Wellwood from the Vancouver Province ,
“It’s a hit or miss with me,” Wellwood acknowledged
“I’m either going to bounce back and play really well and put up points and they’ll have a player they are looking for for nothing, or I’m just not going to do it. It’s all in my hands and I know training camp and the start of the season is going to be pretty big for me.”
Great! A Canuck player basically telling us he’s going to suck before the season even starts. Lovely. At least he’s honest, eh? *Sigh* I thought this part of the article was particularly terrifying as well, “Quite simply, he(Wellwood)is here to try and help kickstart a moribund Canuck offence.” Aren’t you just filled with excitement for the Canucks season?
That big, bald Swedish guy is still pondering his options. He said he’d decide in August, and it’s now August 26. He’s got four more days before he’s a liar. I haven’t talked about him lately, because I find him boring after this long, but I wish he would just decide so Gillis can move on to sorting out the Sedin/Matty Ohlund contract situations. I know he can’t do anything until he knows what his cap looks like, but I’m starting to get a little nervous there’s been absolutely no news on those three. I’m trying to remain calm, but I don’t know what this blog will do if Matty Ohlund is no longer a Canuck. So, snap out of it, Mats! You champion fence sitter.
I still can’t pick my second favourite player. I think Burr and Big Bear are winning by a nose. But then I watched a Kevin Bieksa fight on Youtube and I got delighted with him all over again.
News is slow. I’ve been trying not to rage at the season predictions that are coming out from hockey writers everywhere. Hopefully this last month will fly by and I won’t have to dig in to my liquor supply until at least halfway through the season (HA!).