Thursday, December 23, 2010

Game 34/Vancouver: My Take

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in their final games before the Christmas break, 7-3, at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets were out-worked, out-manned, out-gunned and out-classed by a team that should have been exhausted from playing an overtime game in Detroit the night before.

I am now convinced that this roster, as currently composed, cannot be expected to beat any good National Hockey League team with any regularity this season.

Something's got to change.

[UPDATE: Per Justin Boggs, Scott Arniel apparently had this to say after the game: "That was men against pee-wees out there. That was embarrassing, I want to apologize to the fans. That was absolutely, utterly embarrassing."  At least the coach gets it.]

NEXT UP: Sunday night in Chicago.


  1. They certainly played better after Garon was yanked.. I don't think it has a thing to do with Garon, but the fact that they have so many different faces leads me to believe that they are at least capable of beating any team in the league..

    They just need to show up!

  2. Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, the Canucks just needed to vent after their OT loss to the Red Wings, and the Jackets just happened to be the team that got the brunt of the Canucks anger.


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