Canucks and Beyond
Entries with the tag: bruce garrioch
I usually like hockey trade rumors; even if they’re wrong, they’re fun fantasies of what could be without being burdened too excessively by things like ‘reality’.
As a Canucks fan, I particularly appreciate temporary escapes from reality. When rumors run amok about the likes of Olli Jokinen and Ryan Malone coming to Vancouver, I’m entertained. I separate myself from that troublesome inner-knowledge that “Canucks fans are never that lucky.” And it’s pleasant for as long as it lasts.*
But escapes from reality are one thing—manipulating hockey fans to drive website traffic and sell newspapers is another thing all together.
Or maybe it’s not even that sinister. Perhaps some reporters are just stupid.