I'm very relieved and excited to be blogging again, it means I'm still with the Canucks! It was pretty tense for me earlier this week while management made their roster decisions; obviously I felt I played well in pre-season and had a good camp, but you never know. Now I know that at least for the time being, I'm here.
With that being said, just because I made the team, doesn't mean I'm going to stay here. The real work begins now and I have to prove every practice and every game I belong here. It's been a busy few weeks and these practices haven't gotten any easier, so I'll be using the day off Thursday to relax the body and the mind before we practice Friday and kick off the season Saturday. I hope you're as excited as we are!
I've gotten to know most of the guys on the team pretty good. Last year ended in a blur, so it's nice to ease into things with my teammates right from the start of the season. We went on a boat cruise Tuesday night and did some bonding in English Bay, Horseshoe Bay and near Lighthouse Park - we were everywhere. The highlight of the sail, other than Ben Hutton he's hilarious, was seeing pods of orca whales breaching everywhere. Both sides of the boat had orcas. It was incredible. It's nice to finally meet Fin's family.
It's not all sunshine and happy days right now though, even though these are happy days and there's been plenty of sunshine. I'm back to being on my own now that Thatcher Demko is in Utica. I'm still gaming NHL 18 and bingeing Netflix, but it's just not the same without ol' Thatch. I recently made a new friend named Phoebe, she's a beautiful Bernese and when Troy Stecher needed a dog sitter last Sunday, he knew who to call. I'm a decent sitter, I took her out a few times, we played a bit, fought over a bone - you know, the usual.
Thank you for the comments on the last blog, I enjoy getting to know Canucks fans. Shoutout to the Gold Coast of Australia, I'll check out Honey's in Deep Cove (sounds delicious), as well as Go Fish and Seymour Mountain. Right now I'm focused on starting the season off well and once we're rolling a bit, I'll have more time to explore Vancouver.
Thanks for reading. Hope to see you Saturday night!