Sporting Defect: Four Reasons the Vancouver Canucks Should Also Draft Russell Wilson

Published on 13-Dec-2013 by Xavier McSpaniel
NHL / NHL Daily Opinion

Sporting Defect: Four Reasons the Vancouver Canucks Should Also Draft Russell Wilson

The Texas Rangers raised plenty of eyebrows drafting Seattle QB, NFL MVP candidate, and Cast Away star Russell Wilson during Thursday's Triple-A raffle at MLB's winter meetings.

Yes, the move is about as likely to pay off as a Jay Feaster brown paper bag to Brian Burke, but given that only a measly twelve grand went into the decision -- the same amount as a donut run at Rogers -- it was worth a shot.

Indeed, another franchise should take a shot at landing Wilson, too, and buy in to the high-Russ/high-reward game initiated by Texas:

The Vancouver Canucks.

Here are four incontrovertible reasons why Mike Gillis, John Tortorella, and their cataract-infested team of scouts must secure the hockey rights to the Seahawks' main man:

1. Accuracy: Wilson is pinpoint. The Canucks are not. Ergo, make it happen.

2. Size: Everyone in Nux Nation knows the team must Hulk-up to compete with the Western Conference battery of behemoths. On the face of it, the 5'11", 195 pound Russell Wilson does nothing to solve that problem. But those stats are football vitals and don't account for 'crossover inflation'. In hockey, Wilson measures in at around 7'2" and 315 pounds.

3. Availability: If he hangs around for any amount of time, he will ultimately be drafted by the expansion Seattle Totems.

4. 7th Man: We've seen how Wilson performs in front of a crazy, invested, ear-splitting, pants-soiling home crowd ... And Vancouver has the most passionate fans in the entire ... Oh right ...

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