Found March 14, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
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This week….oh I probably shouldn’t get started

But here goes.

Being stuck in second gear - Ugly, ugly hockey these past two weeks. Several tragic losses to inferior teams, and only barely scraping out a win against the feel-good Jets.

It’s not all the Canucks who are playing badly, just Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows among other.

Oh wait?

THAT’S THE CORE OF OUR TEAM!

The Canucks are coasting (AGAIN) and unfortunately, there will be no consequences.

They could lose every remaining game and still win their division. That’s not skill, that’s luck.

Plus, our remaining schedule is full of cream puffs, so there’s not exactly a lot of motivation to start playing well before the playoffs. And considering how STACKED the west is right now, the Canucks could easily be upset in round one if they don’t find a way to step it up.

Bruins Fans

Oh what’s that I hear? Is that Bruins fans complaining that OTHER PLAYERS are roughing up their team? ARE YOU JOKING??

I have no sympathy.

Rileys Weekly Canucks Rants Raves Rational and irrational anger: Riley’s rants and raves

This week's RANT

None.

I hope every Bruin suffers a Crosby-like concussion or has their knee caps shattered with a hammer. Whoops, sorry let me just put this can of bitter down.

Seriously though, there was an outcry about Malkin’s hit on Boychuck and the lack of suspension.

Sorry Bruins fans, you had it coming, and your lucky it was only Boychuck, and not one of your stars.

GM’s discussing the return of the red line

REALLY? We finally make hockey exciting again and suddenly you want to add back one of the old broken elements? Whooo good call whoever came up with that one! Morons. Seriously, there concern is correct.

Too many players are getting hurt coming through the neutral zone.

But you can prevent that BY ACTUALLY GROWING SOME BALLS AND HAVING THE LEAGUE SUSPEND PLAYERS PROPERLY!

Don’t slow the game down, punish the players who aren’t letting up on their headshots.

Fans whining, the Canucks coasting, injuries continuing and the league ignoring the big problems while heading for a second lockout in six years

Combining the first three points and thinking about what might (knock on wood) be happening next year is making me not like hockey at the moment. It’s not fun to watch. It’s not fun to hear about.

There’s too much drama and focus on the negatives, and not enough attention on great stories like the Blues, Predators and Jets.

Hockey has a recipe to become a much better, more popular sport, and instead all the parties are throwing the ingredients at the wall and screaming like a bunch of idiots.

Wake me up when its round two.

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