In this week’s edition of Sweet Tweets, I’m spending a little more time looking at some other teams around the league and the shenanigans surrounding their franchises.
I tried to diversify a little bit but once again have ended up talking about the Anaheim Ducks and Connor McDavid. They are just too interesting, but for entirely different reasons.
Scary should be the theme of this edition of Sweet Tweets. The Ducks are scary bad, McDavid is scary good, and Jeremy Roenick is scary stupid.
Read on to find out why…
Remember that time we traded a washed up, bitter asshole for a young offensive dynamo (and Sbisa and Bonino) #win
— Disco Stu (@TheDiscoStu) October 28, 2015
I think that it’s a lovely twist of fate that the Anaheim Ducks (1-7-2) have brought back their old Mighty Duck crest in a season where the word “mighty” should not be used anywhere near the Ducks. Up to this point, the 2015-16 season has been nothing short of a disaster. A hilarious disaster if you happen to cheer for the Vancouver Canucks. But a disaster nonetheless.
Here’s the new threads just in case you haven’t seen them yet:
I don’t know why, but the orange sort of reminds me of the ending of the Mighty Ducks III where they beat Varsity and new spirit guide Coach Bombay reveals the Eden Hall Mighty Ducks:
You know, the movie where the Ducks go from playing against international competition at the Junior Goodwill Games (D2) to a high school game of shinny (D3)?
Quite the step up…
Anyways, Stu’s tweet is a great one. The Vancouver Canucks are sitting here watching Jared McCann, a future piece of their franchise, do things that no one saw coming while the Ducks are in shambles and Ryan Kesler is doing nothing other than slapping his stick, waiting for a pass.
Add that to the fact that Brandon Sutter has been a nice addition (even though I would argue he still hasn’t found his niche in the lineup yet) and Nick Bonino has has a rough go of it as well for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Obviously it’s very early in the season, but it’s still kind of amazing to see the Ducks, the team that Ryan Kesler left Vancouver to compete for a Stanley Cup, have such an ugly start.
2. Halloween Havoc
— Rob Williams (@RobTheHockeyGuy) October 26, 2015
Personally, I’m not a huge Halloween guy. I can’t remember one time that I actually put thought and effort into my costume.
Last year, I was a tomato. Not even a Killer Tomato. Just…a tomato.
But, I do sincerely enjoy seeing what everyone else in the world comes up with for their costumes.
Take the Canucks for example:
Ryan Miller: Vikings? I honestly don’t want to spend too much time looking at that picture because Noureen is making that stupid “I’m trying too hard” selfie face that has infested her Instagram account.
Yannick Weber and Carey Price’s sister: Culturally insensitive? Perhaps, but still some good quality costumes.
Bo Horvat: I didn’t know what that combination was at first because I completely forgot about the Katy Perry-Shark phenomenon that gripped the world a few months ago.
But Bo Horvat can do whatever he wants because he’s awesome. And here are some pictures of him being even more awesome:
Bo knows carving. Seriously. pic.twitter.com/Kg5SzCVCKU
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 26, 2015
3. What more do you want?
was a little surprised to hear #Canucks WD say he talks to Utica's Travis Green once a week. It's more than Torts did. But not by a lot.
— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) October 26, 2015
I was a little surprised to to hear (read) Jeff Paterson’s tweet regarding communication between the Canucks and Utica Comets.
My take: What more do you want?
The Comets, being in the American Hockey League, don’t have as consistent of a schedule as the Canucks do. Typically in the AHL, you are playing back-to-backs on a regular basis and then get a few days off. So really, there isn’t much to talk about a lot of the time.
Unless you want to know how Jordan Subban looks in practice.
I think one conversation a week is plenty between clubs. It’s useful to have a weekly round-up of how some of the prospects are doing and which ones caught Travis Green’s eye.
But seriously, I love how John Tortorella has become the low-standard for everything present and future Canuck coaches do.
4. The stupidity continues
Career @NHL game in which 5th goal was scored:
Connor McDavid – 8
Wayne Gretzky – 12
Sidney Crosby – 15
Mario Lemieux – 16
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) October 26, 2015
For a while there, I was able to avoid any more stupidity surrounding Connor McDavid. To be honest, I’m starting to like the kid for 3 reasons:
- He’s lighting it up and the Oilers still kind of suck, but are probably going to be too good to be in the running for the number one overall pick in next year’s draft. Ah who am I kidding…
- He seems to hate Messier as much as Vancouver does.
- Doesn’t seem to care about all the unnecessary media attention.
But then Sportsnet had to go and tweet their stupid comparison chart seen above, prompting this brilliant response:
The message: Who cares? What a player does in the first eight games of their careers has absolutely no bearing on their futures.
Just ask Jason King…
But if we are really going to play this game, then why can’t we add Jared McCann to this list? He has four goals in eight games remember?
I guess that would ruin Sportsnet’s mandate of making us hate McDavid through over-exposure.
I just hope McDavid just keeps ignoring it as he gets better and better. He is starting to be very fun to watch, even if he happens to play against the Vancouver Canucks.
5. Good Ol’ JR
Jeremy Roenick — Attacks Live Alligator … Somehow Cheats Death https://t.co/8J7MKJ3fTf
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 26, 2015
Here’s the video. It’s worth a watch:
Uh…I got nothing.
It’s odd that no one felt the need to warn Roenick that chasing after a live alligator is probably not the best idea. Just because it worked for Happy Gilmore, that doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you Jeremy…