Monday, January 01, 2007

Canucks - 2007?

How early in the year do calendar makers make calendars for the following year? Based on the following, it's gotta be unnecessarily frickin' early. We were at Metrotown today, decided to get a 2007 calendar to replace our 2006 All-Blacks one. I looked at a Canucks one - no intention of purchasing - to see what images it had. Each month had a featured player, and included in the twelve were:
  • Dan Cloutier - traded to Kings on July 5, 2006
  • Jarkko Ruutu - signed by Penguins on July 4, 2006
  • Ed Jovanovski - signed by Coyotes on July 1, 2006
  • Todd Bertuzzi - traded to Panthers on June 23, 2006
From the date of Bertuzzi's departure, until 2007, there was over half a year; and yet there he is, in a Canuck uniform, in the Canucks 2007 calendar. And yes, I double-checked that it was for 2007, not 2006. FYI, we came home with a soothing waterfalls calendar.

3 comments:

Kitty Cat said...

dont know how i came across your blog but anyways... i bought that calendar... i love it, reminds me of a time when i actually enjoyed watching the games

jblueafterglow said...

i can see how you love it. games were far more exciting back in the good ol' days. even in the losses, there were scoring chances galore. this season there's rarely a scoring chance, and when they do occur, if it doesn't involve the sedins it ain't gonna be a goal - unless it's ohlund on a breakaway, that was awesome.

read on your blog your distaste for luongo. gotta agree - he's been very underwhelming. but the can-sucks have been playing well of late.. perhaps we will make the playoffs...

Kitty Cat said...

almost as disappointing as the canucks are, im slightly more disappointed about the way pittsburgh has been using (or should i say NOT using) jarkko ruutu.... they never use him on the penalty kill or the shootout... its painful watching crosby miss the net knowing jarkko could score... damn them... trade him back to us... i also hate nonis...