Depending on who you talk to, yesterday’s flare-up between Mason Raymond, Willie Mitchell and Shane O’Brien was a positive or a negative sign.
It’s a positive if you consider that the players are at least showing some emotion. It’s a negative if the bad blood carries into the dressing room and during games. Not too long ago, the players themselves were commenting on how truly tight-knit this group of Canucks are so I’m sure the former is true. I hope that’s still the case.
Some coverage from the scrap:
- Canucks scrap at team’s skate (Hosea Cheung, 24 Hours Vancouver)
- Yowza! Tempers flare at practice (Jonathan McDonald, Vancouver Province)
- Frustrations show as Canucks duke it out at practice (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun)
- Canucks finally show some fire (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail)
Global TV has some video. Click on this link to watch it – Mason runs into Willie at about the 1:30 minute mark.
And Kristin Reid from Canucks TV has reaction from the players and the coach.