What team wins against premier talent like the New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, and Detroit Red Wings, but can’t win against NHL bottom-feeders like the Columbus Blue Jackets and the St. Louis Blues.

The Vancouver Canucks.

What team has great players who are having mediocre seasons, at best, and mediocre players who are having great seasons?

The Vancouver Canucks.

What team plays well for a game or three, then takes a night off – regularly, repeatedly, like clockwork?

The Vancouver Canucks.

What team is consistently inconsistent, showing flashes of brilliance but then quickly revealing that the shiny gleaming gold is really just fool’s gold?

The Vancouver Canucks.

What team thrills its fans with speed and skill and grit, then shreds their hearts by mailing in an effortless effort?

The Vancouver Canucks.

Unbelievable.

I like Marcus Naslund. A lot. And he’s done an awful lot for this team. But we need, need, need, need a new captain. We need someone who is a true leader. We need someone who will pick this team up by the socks. Someone who will hold each and every player accountable. Someone who will demand and get the best, from each team member.

And I don’t think Marcus can do that. He certainly hasn’t in the three years he’s been captain of the Canucks.