Minnesota Wild vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Stop the Ride; I Want to Get Off

I’ve been trying really hard to let this month roll of my back. Who cares right? It’s all about the playoffs right?

Yeah, but…there’s a difference between participating in Senior skip day and taking the last month of school off. Just because things don’t matter in the grand scheme of Ilya Bryzgalov’s humongous universe doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be done.

All in all, a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild, after all the turds this month, is bringing me closer and closer to my breaking point.

Show us something, even just for one game. Remind us what we’re missing and prove that you can turn it on like a switch.

In the meantime, here’s the Love Em/Hate Em.

Love ‘Em

1. Blackhawks Up

If any team can wake the Canucks up, it’s going to be the Blackhawks. No one cares about Minnesota games in March but the Canucks and Blackhawks have one of those Green Egg Beefs where they can hate each other in a box with a fox or a house with a mouse.

Here’s the deal: if the Canucks phone it in against Chicago, hit that panic button. Hit it like no Canuck hits an opponent these days. Hit it like you can see it through the tears.

2. Paging Dr Recchi

In the continuing theme of finding things to love about this game that don’t actually have anything to do directly with the game (for obvious reasons) here is a link to a rather clever little jab by Sportsnet.

Highlight of the game right there, and that tells you all you need to know.

3. I..umm….let’s see

I guess it’s another game crossed off. That’s cool. This slide isn’t affecting anything. That’s cool too.

minnesota wild cheerleaders

The Minnesota Wild Cheerleaders - We don't love them; we hate them!

Spring is coming, so that will be nice. Looking forward to that weather. Oh and daylight savings is awesome. Thankfully, we’re not that far off from beautiful weather and playoff hockey.

That’s what I keep telling myself when I curl into the fetal position after watching a Canucks game.
Hate ‘Em


What in the world happened in that game? The refs mailed it in along with Vancouver.

You had Alex Burrows picking up the extra roughing minor for trying to pull Dany Heatley off Daniel Sedin, some non-calls late in the game, whatever goalie interference is these days that clearly both Jannik Hansen and I are a bit fuzzy on and that’s just the stuff of the top of my head because no way am I watching highlights of this game again.

The refs cost us the game! Yeah, that’ll work….

2. Michael Russo

You may not be aware but Minnesota believes that the Wild and the Canucks have a heated rivalry. It’s cute. I guess the ’03 playoffs and having nothing since has fostered that.

Anyway it manifests itself in weird ways like when Michael Russo used a series of tweets to imply Daniel Sedin was out to behead Dany Heatley.

First, Dany Heatley cannot be killed by conventional means and second, this is Daniel Sedin. No ill-will in his body, not one bit. There was some stick contact but it hit Heatley in the midsection so…

3. Everything About This Stupid Game

I just can’t…I don’t want to talk about it. Can we move on? Please?


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  • May the hockey gods bless you for pulling even one positive out of Monday’s game. The turnaround has to start tonight in the Madhouse on Madison. 

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