Big Baldy got through his first practice without blowing out his knee!
Vancouver is of course going a little overboard with the Sundin coverage. That Mats camera at practice was bordering on creepy, and so was the flash of cameras at the airport, but you can kind of see why. After not landing big free agents for years and constantly hearing that no one wants to come to Vancouver because of the travel and other various reasons, it’s nice for us to feel wanted, you know? Canucks fans are secretly insecure and have damaged psyches. You can’t blame us for giving a little grin about feeling loved and wanting to squeeze that big, bald Swede tight. Heh.
Now on to more pressing matters. The Canucks haven’t beaten the Flyers at GM Place in almost 20 years. That’s frightening… Hopefully that will change tonight. I trust the Canucks that were here last season have that 8-2 humiliation fresh in their minds and come out pissed as all hell and ready to kick some ass. The Flyers have the best power play in the league, so let’s pray that the boys are over their disturbing fixation with the penalty box.