Naslund’s Jersey Heads to the Rafters As Damian Cox Voices His Displeasure

December 12th, 2010 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
Toronto Star's Damian Cox took it to Twitter to voice his displeasure over the Vancouver Canucks choosing to retire Markus Naslund's jersey and the 50-minute pre-game ceremony, which was condensed to 30 minutes when aired on Hockey Night in Canada.

Cox tweeted the Canucks “[deserved the] loss after [having the] worst and longest pre-game ceremony ever,” called it a “nightmare,” pleaded “OMG please end,” and questioned the decision to retire the number.

He wondered why the Canucks would “[host] a ceremony like this for a guy that won absolutely nothing” and that “[Mats] Sundin at least got [the Toronto Maple] Leafs to a [couple] of Conference Finals,” but “where did Naslund ever lead the Canucks?”

If it was nightmare, you did not have to watch. The puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.

Naslund was the most decorated player in Vancouver Canucks history, which is why he got his number retired. He won the Lester B. Pearson award in 2002-03 as the league's most valuable player as voted by the players association.

In the same season, he was two goals and two points shy ...

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