A brief history of Vancouver

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A brief history of Vancouver

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Here on Wicked Good Sports we not only educate you on awesome sports topics but we also like to make your knowledge antennas tingle with sweet history lessons as well.

The Boston Bruins are facing off against the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals, and if youre like most people, you probably know next to nothing about Canada or this city. All you know is that Canada keeps Americas head warm and that the reason it always rains in Seattle is because Vancouver residents constantly cry about everything, in true Canadian fashion.

On that note, we thought wed give you a little history on the city to help you better understand this weird, weird city and the people that live there.

The city was founded by a couple of soulless ginger twins back in... well, no one knows because no one cares.

The city was initially discovered during a Swedish diving expedition involving the twins. The Swedes discovered the city under 200 feet of tears.

You see, there once was a tyrant named Colin Campbell who had a son name Gregory who live in a rival city and the citizens of Vancouver would often needlessly cry about conspiracy theories and say Colin was biased against them before any meetings between the two sides even happened.

By their nature, the citizens of Vancouver are a skittish bunch, easily frightened. They often fake injuries and run at the slightest sign of conflict to protect themselves, often hiding behind the native Zebras that roam the icy plains of Vancouver.

When grazed, the citizens of the city often fall immediately to the ground like they have been shot.

Their citizens also have ferocious appetites and have been known to feed on human flesh if they go more than 20 minutes without eating.

Despite evidence, citizens of the city will claim that no cannibalism took place and that any who thinks it did is an idiot.

They have a long history of letting greasy haired Jersey Shore looking men try to keep the peace however oddly enough throughout their history these very same peace keepers end up slipping on their greasy hair in big moments and choke or find the nearest bench and just sit there.

"Let your sooooooooooooooul gloooooooooooooooow," you greasy jerk.

The citizens go back and forth between wanting to impeach their greasy peace keeper and building monuments of his slicked back hear to honor him. He does do charity work, however, and lets the homeless citizens sleep under his nose whenever it rains.

These are just a few of the quirks this fine city has. Here at WGS, well be sure to keep teaching you how lame Canada is.

Talking Points: Young Bruins 'took advantage' of opportunities

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Talking Points: Young Bruins 'took advantage' of opportunities

GOLD STAR: Danton Heinen got off to a slow start in his first NHL preseason game, but was operating at full efficiency when he redirected a Brandon Carlo point shot early in the third period for the game-tying goal that eventually pushed the game into the shootout. Heinen finished second on the B’s with 22:10 of ice time, had four shot attempts and blocked a shot along with the goal, and had another power play chance robbed on the doorstep with a sweeping glove save from Curtis McElhinny. It’s clear from the large amount of ice time that the Bruins want to get a good look at Heinen, and that he’s got a solid chance at an NHL job based on his added development in a big time Denver college program for the last couple of seasons.

BLACK EYE: Peter Mueller wasn’t bad, but zero shots on net along with a penalty in 13:49 of ice time isn’t the kind of performance that’s going to force you to notice him. The Bruins coaching staff then put him out as the final shooter in the shootout with another chance to make a play, and the former Coyotes star forward couldn’t do anything with it before the Columbus game-winner. He clearly has skill, good size and looks like he can make things happen with the puck on his stick, but Mueller needs to make more plays leading to tangible results if he wants to earn a roster spot with so many talented young wingers around him. Both Heinen and Jake DeBrusk cracked the score sheet tonight, and Mueller did not.

HONORABLE MENTION:  Give Jimmy Hayes credit, he showed up and played well in what he hopes is going to be a giant rebound season with the Bruins. He scored the game’s first goal on a great give-and-go with Jake DeBrusk, and he was active and strong paying the price in front of the net while engaged in battles that left him with a giant fat lip after the game was over. It was from a Dalton Prout shot at the end of the second period, and it was Hayes paying the price in a game that really doesn’t matter to a veteran player like him. That’s a good sign if he’s willing to keep doing it, as was his decision to stick up for his smaller teammates when big Blue Jackets D-man Oleg Yevenko started pushing people around in the second period. Hayes finished with the goal, four shots on net and put in an honest night’s work for a team that needs it from him on a nightly basis.

TURNING POINT: For the Bruins it was a 5-on-3 at the end of the second period that didn’t get them a goal, but pulled the momentum of the game in their direction while getting Danton Heinen and Seth Griffith into the flow of things. Both players were robbed on the doorstep by diving saves from Curtis McElhinney, but bolstered their determination to make something happen in the third period down a goal. Only a few minutes of ice time later, Heinen was redirecting a Brandon Carlo shot past the Columbus goaltender for the game-tying goal and the B’s were on equal footing with the Blue Jackets. The power play was 0-for-5 on the night, but most of their PP possessions were actually decent considering how little they’ve practiced it this early in camp.

BY THE NUMBERS: 5 – the number of shot attempts for Jakub Zboril, who was more good than bad for the Bruins in the first preseason game for the Black and Gold. He set up the first initial transition pass that led to Jimmy Hayes’ goal, and was active while aggressively playing the position and showing off his skills that were very clearly worthy of a first round pick.

QUOTE TO NOTE: “There were a lot of young players in the lineup. I won’t go through all of them, but I thought quite a few of them acquitted themselves quite well. They were given opportunities to do that and some of them certainly took advantage of that.” – Bruins assistant coach Bruce Cassidy after the 3-2 shootout loss. 

Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

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Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

For tonight, the Boston Red Sox can say "thank you" to the New York Yankees.

Despite the Toronto Blue Jays loading the bases with no out in the ninth, the Yankees hold on to beat the Blue Jays, 7-5. The result moves the Red Sox' magic number in the AL East to just one game. 

David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox on Tuesday night against those very Yankees with a chance to clinch the division. 

They can also clinch the AL East with a Toronto loss to the Baltimore Orioles.