Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 04/25/11 at 07:19 PM ET
UPDATE: Mike Gillis video statement below.
From Tim Sassone’s Twitter:
Confirming XM Radio Home Ice report that Bryan Bickell had wrist surgery today to repair 2 tendons - out three weeks.
Okay, maybe not. But there’s no whining from Bieksa, at least.
“Sometimes it takes all of your lifelines to win a million dollars. So that’s where we are at right now,” said Bieksa. “We’ve used our three lifelines. It’s do-or-die right now.”
Regarding the hard hit from Bickell that did not draw a penalty, Bieksa replied:
“It’s whatever ... playoff hockey. There’s a lot of stuff going on right now. Referees, I’m sure, are trying to figure out how they are going to call it. It’s playoff hockey, it’s inconsistent and that’s what you expect.”
Good boy, Bieksa. You do a girl proud.
Now, if you don’t mind… could you please WIN THE NEXT #$&# GAME?!
P.S. I can’t be reasonable and calm ALL the time, for godsakes. I’m under stress!
Update 3:48pm PT: Mike Gillis statement and Q & A—
Update 5:06pm PT:: Apparently Bickell’s injury is more serious than they thought… or at least, the recovery time is. From Mark Spector—
Hawks confirm Bickell’s tendon injury in Game 2. He’s out 6-8 weeks. Don’t laugh - he has two more goals in this series than Ryan Kesler.
Laugh? Who’s laughing? And speaking of Kesler… again, who’s laughing?? Bah.
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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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