Monday, October 23, 2006

Seeing Stars

The news isn't that good for Willie Mitchell going into tonight's game against the Dallas Stars (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province):

In all likelihood, the Canucks will have to take on the Dallas Stars, whose forward group is as deep and as prolific as there is in the league, without Willie Mitchell.

The team's defensive stalwart and short-handed bull is doubtful for tonight after waking up with a headache -- a warning sign that he may have suffered a concussion -- following a crushing hit Saturday from the Nashville Predators' Jason Arnott.

It was determined Sunday that Mitchell required a neurological exam. If he misses the game, Luc Bourdon will be called in and could expose the Canucks' defensive depth, which looked as thin as the plot in a Lindsay Lohan movie the last time the rookie played.
Mitchell was the second Canucks defenseman in two games to be rammed from behind and into the boards. Remember that Mattias Ohlund was shoved into the boards by Ryan Johnson while Ohlund was chasing the puck for an icing call. Fortunately, Ohlund got up and finished the game (the refs also gave Johnson a minor penalty - because a check from behind is apparently as minor as a hook and a hold nowadays - and the Canucks tied it up on the ensuing powerplay); Mitchell wasn't as lucky.

Josh Green, who was hit with a puck on Saturday night, is questionable as well.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 7:16 AM


At October 23, 2006 12:18 PM, Anonymous Joey Sandales said...

Check out the november issue of Toro Magazine for an inside scoop on Sean Avery...very cool!

Joey S.

At October 23, 2006 12:54 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

Sean Avery, Joey? My favorite player, Sean Avery? ;)

PS. More pictures of Elisha Cuthbert next time please. :)

At October 23, 2006 3:46 PM, Blogger Colin Jepsen said...

I think the hit on Mitchel was a joke. Yah he got creamed, but it was from behind.


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