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Canucks Off Day Odds and Ends

06/03/2011 at 4:44pm EDT

Canucks are currently practicing (no Dan Hamhuis but Malhotra’s on the ice!), so interviews with some players should be available shortly. But meanwhile, some random info and odds and ends I’ve got hanging around my desktop:

  • Bill Simmons’ Grantland.com is launching next week. A mix of sports and pop culture for us to chew on, presumably with a lot of long-form sports writing, of which I’m a HUGE fan. But in all those 5,000 word essays, will more than a few ever touch on hockey? I doubt it, and that’s a real shame. (But I’d love to be wrong about this. And Malcolm Gladwell is a consulting editor, so maybe I will be…)
  • The Vancouver Canucks Suck and they’re never going to win the Stanley Cup.” Awesome stuff. (but NSFW in a big way).
  • If you haven’t listened to the Jack Edwards thing, for godsakes, forget the rest of this and just go back to that post.
  • And finally, some Friday love from the NBA’s Dirk Nowitzki, who’s cheering for the Canucks (or rather, for Christian Ehrhoff). Video:

*video courtesy of Sportsnet.ca

Incidentally, Nowitzki made over $17 million dollars this year. To put that in a NHL perspective, if you take out the top 6 salaries on the Canucks, Dirk Nowitzki could just about single-handedly finance the entire roster for a year.

(Such a team, perhaps he could call it the Oilers…)

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