Greetings From Vancouver
One off the bucket list…
It was raining hard so didn’t get a chance to walk around the arena… actually I didn’t even see if I could walk around the arena as from the street level I was on I went DOWN.
I guess I’m just spoiled by Staples Center and the fact that you can actually MOVE. I saw a LOT of Budweiser and very little Canadian beer. I wound up getting beer three times during the game and each time they asked me, “You want only ONE?”
I got some asian “cuisine” that made Yoshinoya seem like Spago. Not quite sure what I ate but it wasn’t Chicken. Camel? Chimpanzee? I ate less than half, tossed it, then headed to my seats.
I also guess I’m used to that “laser show” as the only thing the Canucks arena had were lights between each stanchion.
“Oh Canada” was pretty cool as the singer sings the first and last verses and lets the arena sing the rest.
Canuck fans drink a lot and the lines for the bathroom are PAINFULLY long. Most fans wanted to tar and feather Mike Gillis and as the fan sitting next to me said, “there’s a sight you never see.” I replied, “what?” and he pointed across the rink. “Empty seats.” I guess Canuck season ticket holders don’t give crap anymore.
Eddie Lack gave up a goal to Brian McGratton (of all players) from a shot from center ice. I fully expected a chorus of sarcastic “Luuuuuuuuuu” rolling the next time he stopped a puck, but nothing?!?!? How come Canuck fans are such assholes at Staples but they’re polite here?
Some guy name “Tiny” Archibald scored his first NHL goal ever (I was there!) and the Canucks scored again in the 3rd when they finally showed up to play after mastering a whopping EIGHT shots over two periods. Calgary had a chance to tie it late in the 3rd when they had a pp at the 2:08 mark and even with their goalie pulled, they looked like the Kings on a power play.
The Canucks slim playoff hopes are still alive and I’m going to bed because its daylight savings time tomorrow and I have to work all day
So text me the damn Kings score will ya!
The Canadian Dollar dripped to .91 today which means teams are out nearly 10% – Worry here is that its going to go down to .75 by the time next season is around. Dustin Brown just may be on the market this summer, with 7 mil due. Wouldn’t you rather spend 6 on re-signing Gaborik the China doll? Flyers may also get their wish finally landing Shea Weber who is due a 13 million signing bonus on July 1st.
Surprised? Zach “the fucking idiot” Kassian got suspended again. THE dumbest player I have ever seen in my fucking life.