This Canucks’ season is going sour fast, but is that a problem? With a weaker team in a strong Western Conference, would a poor finish be all that bad for the Canucks…with the exception of the fans watching of course!
Ryan, Dave and P Mac get together this week to touch on the serious troubles the Vancouver Canucks are having. Injuries, defensive breakdowns, little to no goal production and a serious problem with toughness, something Jim Benning overpaid for in the summer. Is it just a bad stretch of hockey due to injuries and fatigue? Or are we seeing a problem that isn’t going away?
They also touch on the Chicago Blackhawks’ resurgence and their dominance after yet another cap dump. Is it their Stanley Cup to lose again? How are they able to stay so damn good year after year? It starts with Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Jon Toews and Patrick Kane, who the guys argue is the best player in the world right now.
The guys also look at the goalie pad vs net size debate. Is there a problem? Or is it just a talking point the media has come up with in a slow, stagnant NHL season? With McDavid’s rookie season on hold, Carey Price injured and Sidney Crosby having a lacklustre first half, all three of Sportsnet’s main talking points from last season are gone…so they made some new ones.