I have come to believe that the Vancouver Canucks are the Neal Stephenson of playoff hockey: they start out strong, but can’t write an ending to save their lives.

(The judges would also have accepted “Douglas Coupland”.)

5 comments to “hockeynomicon”

  1. entered 22 April 2007 @ 10:56 am

    Will they ever play the equivalent of the Baroque Cycle? (For that did have an actual satisfying ending imnsho.)

  2. entered 22 April 2007 @ 2:04 pm

    You’re wrong! I write exactly the endings I want to write. It’s a result of a fued between Cervantes and the Bishop of Madrid that you feel the way you do about endings. This will be the central theme of my next, short, 2,000 page novel on this history of conflict in art, and, like all my writing.

  3. entered 5 May 2007 @ 9:46 am

    Psh, the Canucks are a bunch of thugs anyway. They had no business being in the second round. No doubt your day is vastly improved by this seemingly random comment. :D

  4. Dan Simpson
    entered 11 April 2008 @ 9:49 pm

    My Mom lives out in Vancouver. She’s also a fan and tends to agree with you. Rough Days. A little different here on the east coast. Times are great. Living in Montreal we couldn’t be happier about the team this year. The main thing though isn’t just finishing first, it’s really about the way they’ve been playing. Fast and furoius hockey. With Komisarek hitting everything in sight and the flying Kostitsyn brothers – man it is simply a joy to watch. Now how far they get in the playoffs nobody knows but we’re certainly grateful for an exciting season. Can I say that it was about time…

  5. entered 25 April 2008 @ 1:41 am

    Well to be honest. Naslund is a but old, I mean he’s 35 isn’t he. He has had a fantastic career, but past his prime so to speak. The Sedin twins keep getting better each season but they havn’t been dominating the rink as expected when they were drafted. At least I expected more from them…

    Well, at least it’s just 5 months til next season :)