Odds and Ends

–  This general consensus around the media outlets that the Canucks were big losers yesterday annoys me.  Yes, Gillis stood pat.  Yes, I had mentioned that another 3rd line center would have been useful, but whatevs.  Prices were too high.  Gillis said no to the recent Canucks trend of giving up 2nd rounders for mid range rentals and said go forth my team that has won 11 of 13 and continue to kick ass.  Which is smart considering the Canucks prospect cupboard isn’t brimming over yet.  He added defensive depth before the deadline for nothing. 

The Canucks didn’t get Jay Bouwmeester, because they didn’t want to part with the badassness that is Kevin Bieksa/Alex Edler/whatever else Florida wanted.  No shit.  That would be madness.  This way Jay Bow Bow is aware who wanted him when July 1st comes along.  And we all know Gillis has wooing skills that are off the charts.  Just ask Mats Sundin.  It’s time to accept Gillis is a total pimp.

–  TSN was practically drooling over Darryl Sutter and the Flames move to get Olli Jokinen.  Ehhh.  I think there’s a reason why Phoenix was rushing to get rid of him after not even a full season.  There’s rumours he’s a giant dickface.  Oh and he’s yet to appear in a playoff game.  We’ll see how Calgary’s chemistry works out…

–  This piece  in the Financial Post about the Aqulinis is downright juicy.  There’s all kinds of details about their purchase of the Canucks, and their other business dealings.  Who knew that they owned every single Pizza Hut in BC?  Odd.  The part that really got my attention was the quotes about Dave Nonis. 

A well-placed Canucks source, however, claims Nonis was fired because Aquilini found him to be “the most disloyal guy you’ll ever meet in your life. He didn’t care about winning, he didn’t care about success in the organization, he only cared about survival, self-preservation.” What Aquilini wanted “and what Nonis did, were two different things,” says the source.

A well-placed Canucks source, however, claims Nonis was fired because Aquilini found him to be “the most disloyal guy you’ll ever meet in your life. He didn’t care about winning, he didn’t care about success in the organization, he only cared about survival, self-preservation.” What Aquilini wanted “and what Nonis did, were two different things,” says the source.

Pretty scandalous.  I feel like the Canucks could be written into a soap opera.  Days of our Rinks.  Rookies and the Restless.  One Season To Win.  I just hope one of the Sedins isn’t an evil twin and Pavol Demitra doesn’t get shoved down an empty elevator shaft by Michael Grabner.

–  I try not to get too girlie around here, but let me just say that I think the Canucks are singlehandly working to get me to reproduce.  The Vancouver Sun  did quite a sweet article on all the new dads on the Canucks with pictures included.

 

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4 thoughts on “Odds and Ends

  1. but Hank is totally the evil twin! it’s the only way I can tell them apart.

    I am appreciating the Hordi picture on entirely the wrong level. Give the baba back to the wife, honey, and come HERE! :D

  2. lol, Kes’s comments about the Hordi pic:

    “Embarrassing,” said Ryan Kesler, who sits next to Hordichuk in the Canuck dressing room. “There should be a fine. For him to actually pose for a picture with his shirt off… You’ve seen his body, He doesn’t have the greatest body. It’s like the ‘before’ picture in the Jenny Craig commercials.”

  3. CanadianwasTaken, nah, Hordi’s just a baby eater ON the ice. :)

    Sarah, you got a thing for Hordi, eh? Heh.

    I saw Kes’ comments. HA! That boy is tooooo funny! I’m glad he’s getting more comfortable talking to the media and fans and stuff.

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