With #TankNation in full effect, it is time to ease some of the pain with the #SixPack. Shot gunning is fully acceptable for those who prefer cans over bottles.
John Tortorella has been much better with the Vancouver media than anyone could have foreseen. He is a quote machine at times and gave up a biggie in this morning’s scrum. At least we thought it was a controversial sound bite, but Vancity Buzz Sports Editor @robthehockeyguy quickly and correctly identified the @SNETPacific tweet to be a misquote. @SNETPacific deleted the tweet, but, of course, nothing is really ever deleted. No apology from @SNETPacific.
That being said, the original Roberto Luongo tweet was another gem!
— Strombone (@strombone1) April 7, 2014
Eddie Lack tied the Canucks record for consecutive starts by a Canuck goalie in his rookie season with his 19th straight in the nets tonight vs the Ducks. Who does Eddie Lack share the record with? Here’s a clue…
Just for fun, the Canucks gave up a breakaway in the first 10 seconds of the game to Andrew Cogliano to get Lack into the game early. How thoughtful of them. In fairness, I thought the Canucks carried the play for the first 5 seconds.
Certainly Omar could not have been more on point with this tweet:
On tonight's episode of "Torts Sabotages the Canucks": Burrows is bumped to the fourth line because Hansen is better at dumping the puck in
— Omar A (@omarcanuck) April 8, 2014
This was followed up by Ed Willes with a similar theme:
You've got Kassian, a promising forward who's been your best offensive player for 3 weeks and you insist on playing him with Richardson./1
— Ed Willes (@willesonsports) April 8, 2014
For those in the #FireTorts camp, this is just another example of Tortorella’s bizarre usage of players. Alex Burrows on the 4th line in a must-win game for the Canucks? OK. Kassian miscast on the 3rd Line? Add to that a zone defensive scheme that no one understands and a power play strategy that wouldn’t work in Timbits Hockey. How can anyone want Torts back for next season?
You know it is a boring game when die-hard Canucks fans are tweeting political musings in period.
I didn't even know the Parti Quebecois was still a thing…..
— UK Canucks Fans (@UKVanFan) April 8, 2014
The only reason I noticed this was because I ran out of lives on Candy Crush. True story.
Gawdy numbers for Teemu Selanne! A legend and great ambassador for the sport of hockey.
There is always a silver lining though. If you are a member of #TankNation and a “draftist”, you surely are hoping this scenario comes true.