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Is This Progress?

The Vancouver Canucks are in Tampa Bay tonight and coach Alain Vigneault has stumbled onto a miraculous plan: put Naslund back together with the Sedins.

“They’ve always been a good line, but we were just trying to spread our wealth a bit and we’ve got to be fair with Markus in that sense. He was trying to develop younger players and push them along, but he also needs to play with good players.”

Well, no kidding.  I mean, whether you like Nazzy or not, you might as well make use of a guy taking up $6 million of space on your roster.

But about that ‘spreading the wealth’ remark on the subject of the Canucks’ scoring prowess… well, that’s just funny. Kudos to the Vancouver coach for having a sense of humor.

Update 2:55pm PT: Canucks won’t make injury excuses

Fine. I will…


P.S. I should mention that my earlier concussion is progressing nicely, and I now have a whole new appreciation and respect for the pharmacology industry. 

While I’m all for Vigneault’s faith that injured guys should ‘play through the pain’ (so to speak), I’ve personally discovered that a medically-supervised combination of whiskey, Ibuprofen and the NHL Network have managed much better results.  (*that’s also some free advice for Willie and Sami.)

Perhaps I’ll post some photos of my gravity-induced-facial-reconstruction later this week to scare you.  I just want to hold off until I quit scaring myself so f*&#$ing much…

Filed in: vancouver canucks, | Canucks and Beyond | Permalink
  Tags: concussions, daniel+sedin, henrik+sedin, markus+naslund, sami+salo, willie+mitchell


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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.

So that's me. Who the hell are you? smile

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