Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Paralympics get overlooked and the Canucks underperform

From where I sit it looks like the Paralympics don't get the recognition they deserve...


Sochi 2014 is underway with some amazing athletes. Sadly, these men and women won't have the world coming to a stop to watch their every move. The Paralympics are still young on the world scene. But the level of coverage still leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, CBC is doing some coverage, and thankfully has pretty much everything available on-line. However, given what these athletes go through to even make it this far it seems a bit incomplete.

Meanwhile, in Vancouver, the Canucks seem to be aiming for a lottery draft pick...


That's about the only explanation for the way the Canucks have spent the last dozen games. A pathetic 16 goals with only 1 win has sent Vancouver plummeting now 4 points out of the playoffs, having played more than all the teams in front of them. Yes, there are plenty of people taking glee at watching a hated team collapse, just as what happened with the Oilers when their glory days faded. However, I'm hard pressed to think of a team imploding like this. Edmonton's time passed slowly, finally ending in 1993. But the Canucks have simply dropped off the face of the earth. The question isn't if they can make the playoff this year, but how much change is coming during the summer.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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