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Rational and Irrational Anger: Riley’s Canucks Rants and Raves

My First 2012 Rant

What makes me angry about the Canucks and NHL this week:

People who attack the other team’s fans.

Apparently a 16 year old girl was hit over the head by a Sharks fan during the second period, and had to be taken away in an ambulance. WHO DOES THIS?? And to a 16 year old girl?

That is absolutely pathetic. I fully support fans heckling one another, that’s part of the game. But actually assaulting another fan? A baseball fan in San Fran was seriously hurt last year because of this kind of stupidity.

I think we need to start instituting some lifetime bans for these morons.

The excessive coverage of the world juniors.

Yawn.

Wake me up when there are four teams left.

The majority of the early games are blowouts. Yes there have been a few nice moments, but mostly it’s boring.

I can’t even be angry about this, it’s just plain stupid.

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Sportcenter’s hockey snub.

Wow.

Offensive, shocking and stupid. When honoring those figures who had died this year, THERE WAS NO MENTION of the KHL team who tragically died in a plane crash, or of Rick Rypien, Wade Belak or Derek Boogaard.

This should have been a HUGE story even in the US where they don’t care about hockey. It was the worst summer in hockey history, and it deserved some mention.

Get it together Sportcenter.

The focus on the Sedins.

They’re having a great year, no doubt about it. But the constant talk about them totally diminishes the fact that the rest of the team is contributing in a huge way.

This is NOT a two man team. Edler is one of the top scoring defensive players in the league, Kesler and Burrows are both on pace for career years in points.

Hamhuis, Salo, Hodgson, Bieksa and Higgins are all playing about as well as they ever have.

The Sedins are playing great, but this team is winning because ALL lines are producing, the defense is solid and the goaltending controversy has gone away.

Stop focusing on the Swedish robots, focus on the TEAM instead.

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  • http://twitter.com/prfctsoundforvr Richard Hodges

    who exactly is praising the sedins over everyone else?

    i don’t see it, in fact i think you created a textbook strawman here.

    the sedins just quietly do their jobs while we talk about hansen, hodgson, luongo, bieksa et al

  • http://twitter.com/prfctsoundforvr Richard Hodges

    who exactly is praising the sedins over everyone else?

    i don’t see it, in fact i think you created a textbook strawman here.

    the sedins just quietly do their jobs while we talk about hansen, hodgson, luongo, bieksa et al

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