Hockey is really almost here. The Canucks shortest training camp ever started today, and their first pre season game is Monday. I love seeing what guys come in with new hair cuts, and getting to see their new roster photos. Lui is rocking a very short cut, and Kes is looking quite a bit blonder since the last time we saw him.
1. My fantasy team was drafted, and I’m quite pleased. The Wheaty Bitches are ready to rock. I ended up with these dudes.
Zach Parise-Sid Crosby-Jason Pominville
Ray Whitney-Marc Savard-Petr Sykora
David Booth-Jeff Carter-David Clarkson
2. Gillis and AV might wait until the season opener to announce the new captain. They’re killing me. I want to know now! Apparently Gillis is using the four criteria the Yankees use to pick leadership. They won’t reveal these criteria until after the captain is chosen. Gillis is definitely a guy that works out of the box.
3. Darcy Hordichuk is blogging on the Canucks website. This may be the greatest thing that will happen all season. He might very well have already become my new guy Canuck crush with this news.
4. I hope Ryan Walter is on this…
The only place Mason Raymond and Taylor Pyatt are considered second line NHLers is in the Raymond and Pyatt households.
Here’s a guess: The Canucks won’t improve.
The defense is probably where the Canucks are weakest.
What does Mats Sundin’s dissing of Gillis’ whopper two-year, $20 million offer do to the team’s self-esteem?
These are all quotes from the jackass members of the mainstream media about the Canucks upcoming season. I hope Ryan Walter posts them all over the dressing room, and gets the boys mad and fired up and ready to knock some heads. He can encourage them to find the spirit within or whatever his mantra is.