Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 10/31/08 at 03:13 PM ET
You’d think winning 4-0—especially after coming off a cold streak like the Canucks have been going through—would be uber-gratifying. But watching them smoke a team playing as self-destructively as the Kings were last night, I was a bit underwhelmed.
Still, congrats to Roberto Luongo for the shutout, to Taylor Pyatt for looking more like a hockey player again the last couple games, and to the Sedins who are finally out of their black hole. (More on the game at Canuck Nation.)
But while the Canucks held their own on the ice, their fans took a beating from the LA Kings mascot and his giant bag of popcorn last night.
Puck Daddy speculates that the scene may or may not have been staged, but frankly, who cares. Dumping popcorn on a bunch of self-important visiting fans in your building is just good karma. Especially when that visiting team is kicking your ass. (Might as well have some fun.)
In fact I’d even take it a step further… when Oilers fans invade your arena, feel free to shower them in 7-Up.
Fortunately, Mats Sundin was kept safe:
The unrestricted free agent centre was in attendance at the Staples Center to watch the Vancouver Canucks shut out the Los Angeles Kings 4-0. [...]
Sundin, who watched the game from a luxury suite with his agent JP Barry, was also joined by Canucks general manager Mike Gillis.
If the Kings mascot really wants to make headlines next time, I’d suggest he sneak that bag o’ popcorn up into the luxury suites.
Hopefully Sundin visits Vancouver soon to check out the home turf. There he can enjoy a luxury box in peace—or get up close and personal with Fin if he prefers.
Fin is pretty open-minded…
P.S. more on Mats Sundin today here.
Update 2:05pm PT:
The LA Kings put out their scary Halloween video for the season and the Canucks make an appearance. Go to this post and scroll down to the bottom. Pretty funny.
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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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