Let the suffering begin for the Vancouver Canucks and their fans.
The Vancouver Canucks enter the 2016 NHL All-Star Break on a losing streak, hoping that the light at the end of the tunnel is not a mirage. The next seven days are going to be pure suffering for the Canucks and their fans.
Besides the fact that Daniel Sedin, now the Canuck franchise leader in goals, is participating in the festivities, Vancouver has no need to watch or care about the All-Stars whatsoever.
Does anyone remember anything that Radim Vrbata did last year when he was chosen as an All-Star? I don’t. All I remember is that a bunch of guys had Go-Pros on them and had fun. Great.
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Brandon Prust is the ultimate loser of it all. It will be an excruciating week of waiting for him.
This has nothing to do with the NHL allowing John Scott to captain the Pacific Division. No comment on how the league and the Arizona Coyotes handled the situation and pulled the trade. The NHL can’t lose this.
Look at this Google Trends search and see for yourself how much attention Scott has pretty much single-handedly garnered for the NHL.
Do you have reasons to watch the Skills Competition or the 3-on-3 competition featuring a six-foot-eight, 260 pound Scott who can’t hit? It used to fun watching younger Sedin go four-for-four in the accuracy challenge. Maybe this year being his revival year, he has something in store for us.
Worry not, my friends. Vancouver is not the only one suffering, not after this news from the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night:
The Great Eight will be missing from action this year. That sucks. So much for scoring his 500th career goal just weeks before, eh? The NHL has yet to name who will replace Alex Ovechkin, the captain for the Metropolitan Division All-Stars by fan vote. So only half of the All-Star captains are legitimate “fan-vote” selections? What was the point of the fan vote?
No Ovechkin, no captain Sedin, no Ryan Miller, and no Radim Vrbata. Are you still watching? For all those are wondering, the 2016 All-Star Weekend will commence with the Skills Competition on Saturday the 30th, followed by the 3-on-3 inter-divisional competition on Sunday the 31st. The rosters can be found here.
To help you survive this week void of Canucks hockey and instead filled with a very interesting “All-Stars” game, here it is, The Survival Guide to the 2016 NHL All-Stars: The Canuck Way Edition. Enjoy.
Next: Survival Tip #1: Try the AHL All-Stars