• Mosy9

    lol at Vancouver last night…I love it

    • Paul the Fossil

      Holy crap: ahead 3-0 after two periods and they give up _seven_ goals in the third.

      At home. To a non-playoff team that had 7 rookies in its lineup and which had a 1st-line regular (Grabner) get knocked out of the game in the second period.

      That’s truly unreal. I’m afraid to even go look at Nucks Misconduct today.

      • Paul the Fossil

        “Halfway through the game, in fact, we had the top to a column that said, sure, the Canucks have been terrible. But they’ve won two in a row, they’re still only four points out of a playoff spot and seven of their last 15 games are against teams that are currently out of the playoffs. If they just win the games they should win and sneak out a couple more, who knows where this could end….But [then] Monday night marked a new low in a season that is constantly establishing new lows.”

        The photo that they ran with this column is priceless.

        http://www.theprovince.com/sports/hockey/canucks-hockey/Willes+Credibility+Canucks+organization+stake/9602501/story.html

      • Preacher

        Went over to Nucks Misconduct. They’re going round and round on who will be fired first: Torts or Gillis? The fun part is that we all know NEITHER one will be let go. Because the ownership is THAT inept. (And as a longtime Hawks fan, I know inept ownership!)

        • Mosy9

          I know basketball isnt a thing around here, but the Canucks this year are like the Knicks, just around purely for my entertainment

        • Waylon

          I think a lot of the Nucks fans are in the first stage of grief – first denial, then bargain, finally acceptance. They’re still in bargaining phase.

      • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

        If only they had a star goalie.

    • thepuckstopshere

      All that’s missing is rioting in the streets (again)

    • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

      Never thought I’d be defending Torts, but his GM has gutted his team and left him without a viable goalie.

      • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

        He leaves his goalies in net while getting lit up. This sends a bad message not only to the goalie, but the whole team!

  • laaarmer

    The Peverly situation.

    Please read this link. Happened last week in our area (West Michigan). It’s been brutal around here. Enlarged heart.
    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/03/grandville_high_school_hockey.html

  • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

    I think GMMG has been taking extra courses at the Mike Milbury School of GM’ing with professor Scott Howson and Don Cherry as his tutor.

  • Preacher

    The article about CBC and the hockey broadcasts: Just how many hockey shows do they have a week? No wonder they win the gold medal in that country!

    • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

      Standard answer: However many it is, there’s always room for one more. (EDIT: Same answer when someone asks how many Championships?)

      • bizarrohairhelmet

        Au contraire. Battle of the Blades was a show too far.

        • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

          Consider me justly chastised. There’s nothing we can do to wear that one proudly.

          We made up for it retroactively with Peter Puck?

  • Beans

    Parenteau likely out for the season

    Edit: rest of regular season, playoffs are unclear due to knee

  • Waylon

    Not to be judgemental in any way here, but since Peverley already was known for having this condition before the season started, would it not have been reasonable for the team to employ a doctor, at least during the home games? Here we have the coach immediately seeing what was wrong (in fact, he appears to have anticipated it possibly occuring at some point this season), and then he has to scream into the stands in order to save his player’s life. I don’t know, it just sounds weird IMHO.

    • bizarrohairhelmet

      They covered it in the post-game comments. There are several medical personnel and EMT personnel attending each game. Just not stationed at the bench, i suppose.

    • lizmcneill

      Apparently he was wearing a heart monitor during games and they had doctors in the stands. The response was very quick although I’m sure it didn’t feel like it to the players – I think they had him in the tunnel before the broadcast had realized there was an issue and switched the camera to the bench.

  • 10thMountainFire
    • Bob Lanz

      You beat me to the punch as usual but I’m still thrilled!

      • 10thMountainFire

        Then no Peroni!

    • bizarrohairhelmet

      Dracarys!

    • cliffkoroll

      /fistpump

      • 10thMountainFire

        Something tells me kid is going to make a big splash immediately.

        • bizarrohairhelmet

          Is it the same thing that told you chicks will dig your fake accent?

          • 10thMountainFire

            No, that was the other voice.

    • VanDorp’sMullet

      This makes me happy. The news about Hossa also brings a smile to my face.

      • lizmcneill

        Hjammer missed practice :( All the ice and arnica for him.

      • 10thMountainFire

        Because God heals Himself.

    • Accipiter

      No pressure, Druce.

      • 10thMountainFire

        None of the pressure. All of the points.

    • bizarrohairhelmet

      Just daydreaming a little dream…

      20-19-88
      10-86-81
      65-16-28
      29-26-23

      Something like that…

      • 1benmenno

        What a day for a daydream, what a day for a daydreamin’ boy.

  • Bob Lanz

    This just in Q stated on the radio today that dragon boy will play for Chicago this April!!! McNeil spiegel show WSCR the score I’m not gonna say I told ya but boom goes the dynamite

    • 10thMountainFire

      I beat you to it. Linked it below. I owe you: one Peroni.

      • Bob Lanz

        I saw and commented. Yes you the da man but damn this makes a lot more sense now doesn’t it

    • BrandonPirri’s Corpse

      Is it bad luck to go out and buy his sweater right now?

      • Bullitt315

        Considering your moniker, yes

        • BrandonPirri’s Corpse

          That one stung.

          • 10thMountainFire

            Good. It’s your fault.

      • Bob Lanz

        No but change your name for the love of god to anything but teuvo taravainen

    • lizmcneill

      So now Stan needs to start saying Tiny needs to work on his 200-foot game in Rockford so that Q will insist on playing him, right? #reverseQuology

  • 2883

    Does everyone else realize that if the Hawks lose to the Avs on Wednesday we’ll be 3rd in the playoff race in the central? Is that why people are finding the ledge?

    • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

      Related to this (although not a ledge-ism) … I find it almost unbelievable that the Blues are 18-0-1 against the Central so far. That’s insanely impressive. We have a great Pacific record ourselves, but it does technically include 7 losses. 18-0-1 … crazy.

      • ballyb11

        Checking statistics books for rebuttal.

        • 1benmenno

          What is there to rebut?

          • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

            Ledge-ism is not a real word. You’re in higher ed, you should have been able to spot that with a closer reading.

          • 1benmenno

            You mean ledge-ism ain’t a word because it ain’t in the dictionary?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBplQmbqNmg

          • 10thMountainFire

            That NDT is either the awesomest person alive or just the awesomest American alive. Not sure.

            Worryd.

          • 1benmenno

            Speaking of Cosmos: I want to watch the original Carl Sagan series now, matching episode to episode from the beginning.

          • 10thMountainFire

            iTunes should have it, no? YouTube?

    • bizarrohairhelmet

      Ducks have lost 3 straight, so who knows where we’ll end up. It’s pretty much out of my control anyway. I’m only jumping off if my favorite BBQ place in Lindsay, TX closes down.

      • Accipiter

        I thought you went with Moe yesterday.

        • bizarrohairhelmet

          It burned up in the atmosphere.

    • 10thMountainFire

      People are finding the ledge because they are emotionally incapable of cheering for the Chicago Blackhawks.

      • Bullitt315

        I find it hard to be on a ledge when we’re all but guaranteed a playoff spot. I’d prefer the division and I actually think it matters but ledge sitting can’t happen for me unless 1. We’re close to missing the playoffs or 2. We’re actively playing in the playoffs.

        • 10thMountainFire

          I just couldn’t stand the company out there.

    • birdhead

      I don’t even care what the playoff implications are (lies), I just really fucking wanna beat the Avs

  • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

    As seen on NM

    • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

      Refresh for effect.

      • 10thMountainFire

        So were these Oregonians?

    • 10thMountainFire

      Wow, that is incredible.

      TMFF for president.

    • bizarrohairhelmet

      Cam Tucker @CamTucker_Metro
      Not a great deal of enthusiasm at #Canucks skate. Quiet, players missing passes. No jump. Looks like the will is completely gone.

      • bizarrohairhelmet

        No TWTW? LBH…

      • 10thMountainFire

        Five years has led to this moment. And I do not revel in it. But…

        The Chicago Blackhawks franchise has vanquished the Vancouver Canucks.

        • bizarrohairhelmet

          From vancitydan:

          “But the math says that this team, with about 75-80% of the current players, was indeed the best in the NHL in the last five regular seasaon.”

          See? you can make statistics and math say anything. Even stupid things.

          • roadhog

            60% of the time it works every time.

          • 10thMountainFire

            Now I see why Nucks Misconduct banned me.

          • Paul the Fossil

            To be fair we’d ban you here too except we know you could find out where each of us lives.

            Um I mean not me, these other guys.

            Signed,
            Laarmer

          • bizarrohairhelmet

            I dunno. That’d seriously impact the upboat production of this blog…

          • Z-man19

            no shit, I’d guess roughly 80% of my upboats come from X, he needs to stay for my confidence

          • CozBullsFan

            I concur

          • 10thMountainFire

            I just agree with a lot of what people say here. Except for one guy. But he’s several guys, so there’s that.

          • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

            I thought about responding to it, because he also said playing in the Northwest Division did NOT AT ALL bloat the Canucks regular season record.
            .
            But then I remembered it was VCD, which is like arguing with Why.

          • 10thMountainFire

            At least Why does so without grammatical errors and shouting.

          • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

            Or completely delusional and disregards reality, Why only partially disregards it.

          • bizarrohairhelmet

            That’s Why’s cue to show up and argue that he completely disregards it.

          • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

            Does “seasaon” maybe mean something dollhairs?

          • bizarrohairhelmet

            I thought that was a Canadian spelling

          • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

            That would be seasuon.

          • VanDorp’sMullet

            Lie, damn lies, statistics and no math Fridays.

          • Preacher

            I’m sure VCD is a great guy and a wonderful person, but he lost touch with hockey reality a long time ago. Haven’t really been able to read his stuff for a few seasons now. It’s just … ugh…I don’t even know what to call it. Though something with “insane” in the title comes to mind.

          • Waylon

            For me he started losing it when he constantly came to post during the SCH days and proclaimed the Nucks awesome players because of their charities. Weirdest thing I’ve ever heard of in a sports blog. It was if none of the other NHL’s ever did any charitable things.

          • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

            No, Meth, not Math, can make you say anything, even stupid things.

        • Preacher

          “I do not revel in it.”
          Why not? I do. I think it’s awesome to see. Between the diving, the ridiculous GM with his conspiracy theories and entitlement issues, the goon of a coach (AV, not Torts), the rioting fans, and the irritating fans who whine more than a band saw in a lumber yard–this couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. Oh yeah, and Kevin Bieksa.

          • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

            VAN is going to bottom out soon, I hope they become humbled in their rebuild.
            .
            Nashville however, I want THEM to feel the pain of Wirtz. Any team that would prefer to have empty seats to filled seats and take payment from other teams for lack of attendance can get Fucked, seriously they can just get fucked!

        • Waylon

          If it almost any other franchise I’d agree with you, but past incidents from their players, fans and their ownership regarding the Hawks specifically make me want them to burn. Ownership calling a press conference to claim the refs were against them after their team blew a 3 – 1 lead and almost crapped their pants. Mutant #1 claiming that the Hawks “didn’t deserve to be in the playoffs,” after almost crapping his pants along with his teammates. The list is endless and the players rarely displayed any class, whether they were on the winning or losing side.

      • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

        NM went right past the Meltdown and straight into Radioactive decay.

        • roadhog

          The Chernobyl Canucks . . .

          • bizarrohairhelmet

            The shitty thing in this is Lack seems like a pretty decent guy and he’s going to need some serious rehabilitation after the headfuck he got this season.

          • lizmcneill

            He reminds me of Raanta – this happy kid who was thrilled to make the NHL and be mentored by Luongo. He was putting up great #s too. Ugh, fuck Vancouver.

  • Hags

    Q says Raanta is getting the start tomorrow against the Avs

  • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

    Serious Question
    .
    Which is crashing and burning Faster? [Facebook Safe comment censored here] Justin Bieber or the Vancouver Canucks?

    • 10thMountainFire

      So you’re going to wait for Toews to answer?

  • laaarmer

    This sled hockey is crazy. These guys are awesome.

    • Bullitt315

      I’ll second this. It’s amazing and I’m not saying it’s good for handicapped hockey. It’s legit good.

  • 10thMountainFire

    Disqus, you’re terrible today… even by your standard.

    • Paul the Fossil

      For me Disqus has been repeatedly giving up 7 goals in the third period for months now.

  • chichicagochi
    • http://www.our-founding.com/ Toews makes funny faces

      Sorry, see the “deadspin” label. This prevents me from even in the remotest sense giving the article any credence whatsoever.

  • Z-man19