Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 04/03/07 at 04:26 PM ET
—Rick Rypien Might be Gone for the Season: Rypien’s an easy hockey player to like. After playing with the WHL’s Regina Pats, he was signed by the Manitoba Moose in 2005 on an amateur tryout agreement, and pounded his way through about 162 penalty minutes in 71 AHL games. Unfortunately injuries have been a bitch this year. Perhaps not surprisingly.
—Sami Salo is Back: Excellent. Yannick Tremblay has been reassigned to Manitoba.
—Canucks Should Fear Thee: Something that came out in The Straight last week was a list of the teams the Canucks should most fear in the playoffs. In order of fear-factor, writer Jeff Paterson names Anaheim, San Jose and Minnesota.
Fair enough, but as of today the Canucks are destined to meet Dallas in the playoffs.
Now, I’ll gladly take Roberto Luongo’s “I’ve never played a playoff game, but I WILL kick your ass!” over Marty Turco’s “Why does the post-season always make everything go WRONG for me?!”, but I’m still not overjoyed at the prospect of facing the Stars.
But does it matter anyway? Every game is just inches away from elimination or glory, no matter who you play.
God, I’m so ready for the playoffs. BRING IT ON!
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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