On a personal note, seeing Zack MacEwen making his NHL debut tonight will be a once in a lifetime experience for me. To be able to watch every second of a player’s pro career and see him make that jump feels pretty special to have been able to follow/write about his young career.
Juliana MacEwen said she woke up Sunday morning with a text from her son Zack that said, "Mom, you have to call me."
It was big news — his childhood dream had come true. He had been called up to the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. https://t.co/1ZnkP5N1Ec
RECAP: I just need to list some positives.
- Bo scores 20th of the year
- We face a team that’s lost 19 of 21 on Wednesday
- MacEwen gets his first career point
- I know for a fact DiPietro still cherished this experience, everyone would
- Still two points out
So, MacEwen proved he belongs today and that is good. I’m pretty dang excited to have him in our lineup long-term. Future outlook, I see maybe a 20-15-35 type player that seems to be able to play up and down the lineup but might be at a happy medium on a third line.
So DiPietro played as well as he possibly could and the entire team didn’t show up. He’ll be an elite goalie, I have no doubt. He needs time and that was obvious from before the game. Loved MacEwen’s game and he should be a regular from now on. Excited for that, team gets younger
Agree with @CoreyHirsch and @Sportsnet650. The rest of #canucks season should be about development. Sure, play hard. The games matter. But no excuse for not playing guys like Gaud, MacEwen, Goldy, Breezer, etc...
The #Canucks lost to the #SJSharks in a dominating 7-2 San Jose performance. This marked the debuts of 19-year-old goalie DiPietro, as well as forward Zack MacEwen.
Check out my post-game reactions and review here: https://t.co/kOqan89Qwz
@canucker101 The whole @Canucks team played like shit... except for MacEwen and Boeser! Everyone else lost this game for their poor goalie! Wake up and play better next game... or else you guys don't deserve to play in the playoffs!
@Canucks All the Canucks except MacEwen didn't show up tonight! Looked like a shitty team again! No playoffs for lack of effort like this!!! I can see a BAG SKATE PRACTICE TOMORROW... enjoy guys! You brought it on yourselves!
@HalfordTSN If you take 77 - .708 + 71x2(2) - x3(3) / 40 + 40 / 40 + 7. So in short. Goldobin - DiPietro + MacEwen x Sedin - Sedin / an entire top line of Petey’s = 7. The amount of goals that went in. It all connects bro.
@BlakePriceTSN@petbugs13 So long as the other 0.65 is showin some love for Macewen, the incompetence of one shouldn't completely over shadow the accomplishments of a players first NHL point, especially when its a great story.
Good things to come out of this game:
- EP40 pass
- Zac MacEwen's first NHL point
- @botchford's Athletties that will probably rightfully skewer this management group's awful mishandling of the goaltending situation