This pretty much sums up last night’s 6-1 ass-kicking to the Dallas Stars.
Rebuild? Reset? Retool?
I feel like going thru a rebuild is a lot like becoming single again. At first it's all exciting and then you realize it sucks. A lot.
— Matt Lee (@mattlee980) March 4, 2014
Buckle up, Canucks fans.
Losers of 9 of 10, the Canucks went across the street to BC Place, hoping to get back on the winning track against the Ottawa Senators in the 2014 Heritage Classic.
It started off great. There was a lively atmosphere, and even an early 2-0 lead for the good guys, but as has been the refrain the last couple of months, the Canucks blew the lead and ended up on the wrong end of a 4-2 final score.
huh, and we thought the Olympic break would help up #TGATT
— Jordan Carpanzano (@jordancarp79) March 2, 2014
Sure, the game had its moments. Like Ryan Kesler scoring – shorthanded – in his first game back from injury, in his first game since word got out that he had requested a trade out of Vancouver. Like Eddie Lack standing on his head again, allowing just one goal for the 6th time in his last 8 starts. Like Keith Ballard returning to Rogers Arena (playing in the game and not sitting in the press box).
But let’s be reality here. Canucks vs. Wild games aren’t the most exciting games at the best of times, and last night’s was no different. Perhaps fittingly, it ended in an extra long shootout – seven rounds, to be exact – that was only extra long because no one could score.
— Ed Lau (@edlau) February 28, 2014
I supposed all good things eventually had to come to an end. Before last night’s game, the Canucks had won 11 consecutive games against the Toronto Maple Leafs, dating back to November 2003.
So much for that.
But you know what’s still going? The Canucks’ losing streak.
This two-week Olympic break couldn’t come soon enough.
— Roxy (@RmystiQue78) February 8, 2014
The Canucks lost again. And they couldn’t score on the power play again. And they lost again.
But at least the new guy scored – Raphael Diaz’s first goal of the season – and played a relatively uneventful and team-high 25:26 minutes.
We just won the trade #tgatt
— Jenna Fabulous (@jennafabulous) February 4, 2014
Just when you didn’t think the Canucks could play any worse, they put together a listless effort like last night’s against the Detroit Red Wings.
After some woeful losses over the last month, they should’ve been buoyed by coach John Tortorella’s return from his 15-day suspension or by captain Hank Sedin’s return from injury. Instead, they put up little fight, getting shut out 2-0 by the Wings, the third time they’ve been shut out in their last 11 games.
— Justin Abraham (@justinabraham) February 3, 2014
After losing 4-3 to the Winnipeg Jets last night, allowing Devin Setoguchi to score the game-winning goal with 3 minutes left in the third period, that’s the Canucks’ record in January.
4 wins. 11 losses.
And like cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the fudge on this January crap cake, they also lost Henrik Sedin, Mike Santorelli, Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev to long-term injuries.
— Derek Bolen (@hurrrdurrr) January 31, 2014