Hey kids, it's the Vezina Show

GUTS MCTAVISH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:09 AM ET

A small part of me wonders if the Canucks' lack of finish around the net has been an elaborate hoax perpetrated on the public in an attempt to land themselves the reality show, Battle Of The Vezinas.

In exactly half of their games thus far, the opposing goalie (Kiprusoff, Anderson, Backstrom and Khabibulin) have all been named the game's first star.

Now if the Jodie Foster movie Contact has taught me anything, it's this: The term Occam's Razor basically translates to "The simplest solution to a problem is more often the correct one".

In this case, the Canucks' problem has very little to do with facing the ghost of George Vezina every night and more to do with a lack of scoring finish. Latin version: Kyleous Wellwoodebus.

Now with some serious offensive injuries to an already snake-bitten group the outlook for offence appears even more bleak. Can you say back-to-back 2-1 games?

Lost in all of this is the lack of continuity with the lines. At times, I've seen better chemistry in a meth lab. When you are forced to swap rookies in and out of the line up it makes it very difficult to find cohesiveness, a very underrated commodity among forward lines.

Oh, and for the record, it wouldn't hurt the squad any if the ghost of old George decided to show up in Bobby Lu's jersey some time this month.


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