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Advice for Mr. Linden

Friday, 13.06.2014 / 2:06 PM / Features
By Derek Jory
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Advice for Mr. Linden
Kids say the darndest things, just ask Trevor Linden.\r\n\r\nWhen Linden became president of the Vancouver Canucks in April he quickly realized there would be no shortage of advice on how to best do his job.
Kids say the darndest things, just ask Trevor Linden.

When Linden became president of the Vancouver Canucks in April, he quickly realized there would be no shortage of advice on how to best do his job.

Newspaper, TV and radio reporters weighed in on what needed to be done, when and why; fans had their say via social media and Linden was overwhelmed with advice for a solid month before things quieted down.

Then a package arrived at Rogers Arena from McKay Elementary in Richmond, BC. Enclosed was a collection of 56 letters from students, ages 6 to 11, with each congratulating Linden on becoming team president and offering up advice – raw, humourous, priceless, amazing advice.

Some letters were from the heart, others shot through the heart. Below are some of the more creative entries; click here to view the full gallery of goodness.

Some letters talked about a passing triangle and featured wicked drawings:


Some letters offered faith:

Some letters made us fear ever going to the penalty box ever again ever:

Some letters addressed the anger management problem the Canucks apparently have:

Some letters took a swipe at Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom:

Some letters disagreed with moves made by the past regime:

Some letters discussed the butterfly effect of becoming unhealthy:

Some letters said to tell the Canucks they can do it even if they can’t:

Some letters were just cute: