Sad news out of Ottawa. Assistant coach Bob Jones has been diagnosed with ALS. He’s only 53 and in his 4th year as an assistant after more than 20 years as an assistant and head coach in the OHL and 1 year as an assistant with AHL Texas.
To be honest, even as much as I hate that old crutch ... he's not wrong. I'm not sure I've ever seen a softer effort from an NHL team than we saw from the Canucks in the first period at PNC on the 15th. They responded with a much more professional effort from there, but that first period? Woof. Charmin Ultra Soft.It only took two games for new Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet to call his team soft!!!
"That's a good team right there," Tocchet said. "I thought the anxiety caught up with some of the guys, with the emotion of last week, but that was bad. That was bad. … Soft. You hate to call your team soft, but it was soft tonight. We didn't participate in the wall battles, we didn't get a rim out. We knew what they were going to do. This is a good team. … Old habits came."
I mean, that's been 100% inevitable for a long while. And immediately assuming that revenue payments will shut off is kind of Chicken Little thinking. Bankruptcy doesn't really work that way, which I suspect Gerry Smith knows. Presenting it that way is not so much click bait as it is "panic fishing"
Bally goes boom. (they are just restructuring. for now)