Earlier today, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis sent a letter to season-ticket holders telling them to stay calm because all is well.
A few hours later, the team blew a 3-0 lead by letting in seven goals in the third period against the New York Islanders.
What's worse is that the humliating 7-4 loss came in the Canucks' own building.
Meanwhile, former Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault is enjoying success in his new job with the New York Rangers.
Vigneault is leading them to a 35-26-4 record, good enough for second place in the Metropolitan Division.
With Mad Men’s seventh and final season starting next month, television network AMC has rolled out a couple of cryptic publicity pieces.
Normally, promos are no big deal. But with Mad Men—saturated in symbolism and rabidly dissected on Internet forums—the promos have become something of a March tradition, a chance for fans to read the tea leaves, as it were.
The retro knickknacks at the Rumpus Room (2689 Main Street) are going to have to find a new home. The Mount Pleasant eatery announced today (March 10) that it will close at the end of March.
“So I'm writing this with the most heaviest f$%&ing heart in my life. After the most brutal battle, we are being kicked out of the Rumpus Room at the end of the month,” Rachel Zottenberg, who co-owns the business, stated on Facebook. “I LOVE THIS PLACE. This, my first restaurant. This, the place I opened with my best friend in the world David Duprey. This, the place where my family lives.”
Rick Mercer loves to see singer Jann Arden freaking out. Then again, who doesn't?
Well, it may have never crossed your mind but after watching the following clips from the Rick Mercer Report, you'll see what I mean.
He's featured her on his show several times, trying out activities that involve heights or speed (not the drugs—yet). Oh, and fear.
On a February episode of the Rick Mercer Report, Rick takes Jann to a wallclimbing gym. The ensuing antics turn out to be entertaining (and pretty much sums up my first experience a few years ago—sadly, not much has changed for me on return visits).
When I saw this, it instantly brought to mind fancy square-plated nouvelle cuisine: the carefully nonchalant arrangement of berries, the tangy cigarette butt garnish, some greens on the side—il est parfait!
Of course it’s in the back alley behind a Joey restaurant on West Broadway Avenue; a chain that describes its experience as “premium casual dining”.
Nothing’s too good for the the Joey birds. I doubt they’d even touch the berries without an appropriate accompanying wine.
Anyway, I’m assuming it’s for the birds.
A speech about homophobia and gay rights by Irish drag queen Panti Bliss (Rory O'Neill) at Dublin's Abbey Theatre took went viral in February.
The passionate speech was a response to backlash to O'Neill's January 11 appearance on The Saturday Night show during which he called several Irish journalists homophobic. Those named threatened legal action for defamation. The state-owned broadcaster apologized and issued payments as settlement.
Remember that scene in Animal House where Kevin Bacon stands in the middle of a full-scale riot, informing the panicking locals “Remain calm! All is well!”?
If you do, the letter Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis sent to season’s tickets subscribers today might make you think of Bacon’s immortal Chip Diller.
(On a side note, if you are a Canucks fan, you might have more in common with Diller than you think. You might as well be Chip in that scene where he’s grabbing his ankles in a pair of tighty whiteys, getting hammered on the rear with a paddle while croaking “Thank you sir, may I have another.”)
The changes have officially started at Hockey Night in Canada, with ace interviewer George Stroumboulopoulos taking over from Ron McLean as the new face of the franchise.
Rogers Communications, which wrestled HNIC away from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation last November, announced its new host at a press conference in Toronto. The conference came with some friendly advice from McLean, who will see his role shift. After shaking hands with Stroumboulopoulos, McLean said: “George … don’t screw this up, it’s a big show.”
Whenever the B.C. government introduces a miscellaneous statutes bill, it's worth a look. Chances are that something interesting (or nefarious) is buried in the omnibus legislation.
Today's (March 10) news release announcing Bill 17 (Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014) mentions something curious. Apparently, in 2009, the B.C. Liberal government forgot to re-appoint the chair of the Employment Standards Tribunal for a two-and-a-half-year period. Five years later, the government is fixing the error.
The release states: