Dog Days of Summer: Dan Carcillo Edition
You know we’re still in the dog days of summer when we’re focusing on a guy like Dan Carcillo. In case you missed it, Carcillo, who signed with the Chicago Blackhawks this summer, caused a bit of a stir when he had this to say about playing the Canucks during his presser:
Q: What do you think of the Vancouver Canucks?
Carcillo: Oh geez, I’ve had this question today already. I watched that series. I don’t know. I’m actually pretty excited to play them because there are a few guys there that play a little bit outside of their shoes and I think I can keep most of those guys in check when we play them this year so I’m pretty excited to play them.
Q: Is there anybody specifically from the Canucks?
Carcillo: Lapierre, Glass and Torres.
Q: Why is that?
Carcillo: Just because. Lapierre’s at the top of the list though.
I don’t know. Is it just me or does anyone else think that the fact the original question was even asked by the Chicago media shows their unhealthy obsession about the Canucks? That’s besides the fact Carcillo didn’t even know Glass and Torres now play in Winnipeg and Phoenix, respectively.
At the end of the day, I say all the power to him. The rivalry between these two teams is great. After a couple of years of us obsessing about the Blackhawks, I’m kinda glad the shoes are on the other foot now. (I was even able to watch Vince Vaughn’s “The Dilemma” this weekend without cringing at the scenes inside the Madhouse on Madison and hearing The Fratellis in the background.) Plus, the more he runs around on the ice, the better I like the Canucks’ chances against them.