Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Canucks Playoffs

LADIES AND GENTELMEN…START YOUR WALLETS…
TOMORROW MORNING AT 10 AM…PRECISELY…
CANUCKS “SINGLE GAME PLAYOFF TICKETS” GO ON SALE…
ONLY ABOUT 1 THOUSAND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR EACH HOME GAME…
THERE’S A LIMIT OF 4 PER CUSTOMER…AND PRICES BEGIN AT $115 DOLLARS PER TICKET…
DESPITE THE PRICE…EVERY ONE OF THOSE TICKETS IS EXPECTED TO BE SOLD…WITHIN A MATTER OF MINUTES…
NOT SURPRISING WHEN YOU CONSIDER…
ON SUNDAY THE CANUCKS RECORDED THERE 300TH STRAIGHT SELL OUT…
ON THE SURFACE…THERE’S GOOD REASON FOR THESE FANS TO BE OPTOMISTIC…
THE CANUCKS HAVE JUST CLAIMED THEIR 3RD NORTH WEST DIVISION TITLE IN 4 YEARS…
THEY HAVE THE BEST HOME RECORD IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE…
HENRIK SEDIN HAS A 2 POINT LEAD ON ALEXANDER OVECHKIN FOR THE SCORING TITLE…
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES…THEY HAVE 6 PLAYERS WITH 20 GOALS OR MORE…
YET THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE NOT QUITE RIGHT…
IT STARTS IN GOAL WITH ROBERTO LUONGO…
WHO HAS BEEN PULLED OUT OF MORE GAMES THIS SEASON…
THAN SHANE O’BRIEN HAS BEEN PULLED OUT OF THE ROXY…
SO THERE’S THAT…
THANKS TO A CONCUSSION…WILLIE MITCHELL APPEARS TO BE GONE FOR THE SEASON…
RYAN JOHNSON IS OUT FOR THE NEXT 4 TO 6 WEEKS WITH A BROKEN FOOT…
AND NOW THE CANUCKS ARE SWEATING OVER A SPRAINED KNEE TO CHISTIAN ERHOFF…
TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT ERHOFF MEANS TO THIS TEAM…
HE LEADS THE DEFENCE IN:
GOALS…ASSISTS…POINTS…POWERPLAY GOALS…AND PLUS MINUS…
ADD TO ALL THAT…
IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY…THE CANUCKS WOULD FACE DETROIT IN THE FIRST ROUND…
SINCE THE OLYMPIC BREAK…THE WINGS HAVE THE BEST RECORD IN THE NHL…GOING 13-3-2…
NEVERTHELESS…HOCKEY FANS IN THIS CITY STILL BELIEVE…
AND IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THEY WILL KNOW FOR CERTAIN…
IF THEIR FAITH AND THEIR MONEY…HAVE BEEN WELL INVESTED…