15 March 2014
Losers In A Lost Land
Just about everybody around the sawmill has an opinion about why the Canucks are not going to win the Stanley Cup again this year. As if.
"It's the fucking coach."
"It's that cocksucker Gillis."
"It's the motherfucking owner."
And the ever popular, "There's too many fucking Swedes on the team." That is my favourite angle: blame the commie motherfuckers who just came second to Canada in the just concluded Olympics.
When the Canucks brought in the new coach, a coach with a reputation for bringing along young teams, I assumed they would move out as many guys over the age of about 25 as they could, as fast as they could, to give the new coach something to work with and get them as high a draft position as possible in the next few drafts. Instead they waited all year to get around to that and only completed half the job, if that.
Pardon the tautology but the team is not as good as it was a few years ago because it is not as good as it was a few years ago. Everything is temporary except the Canucks not winning the Stanley Cup.
Not in this motherfucker's lifetime.