Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/18/12
Last minute bargains? As we near the February trade deadline, the rumour mill has heated up, linking the Vancouver Canucks with possible moves for Cory Perry, George Parros, or Travis Moen. The Canucks will probably be tinkerers at the deadline, adding some depth to complement their core, like last deadline when they picked up Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre or the deadline before when they picked up Andrew Alberts. Sure, there are the pipe dreams like Zach Parise or Shea Weber (or uh, Cory Perry) but let’s be realistic here. You might as well ask for a Pony. Now that we’ve established realism let’s abandon it. Forget I mentioned it at all. Let’s have some fun. Pretend that Kyle Wellwood, noted enigma and probable polymath, spent his time in Vancouver tinkering in his secret underground workshop underneath Rogers Arena. No one realized it at the time but in between trips to Subway, Wellwood was working on a time machine. He finished it just before the Canucks let him go a couple Summers
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