Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 03/21/08 at 05:43 PM ET
From Matthew Sekeres at the Globe & Mail,
The Canucks face the Minnesota Wild at GM Place on Friday night in a showdown for the Northwest Division lead. But for the moment, more important than the head-to-head race with Minnesota, is the distance between Vancouver and the playoff bubble.
With a win tonight, the Canucks would move eight points clear of a post-season berth – a Good Friday, indeed. It would take an unthinkable collapse to blow such a lead with just seven games remaining.
Of course, the Canucks don’t yet see it that way.
Nor does any Canucks fan with an IQ over 35 and a memory that extends beyond the last game. Or even the last period. Vancouver isn’t safely in the playoffs till they’re doing warmups for Game #1.
Believing otherwise is just begging for trouble.
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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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