Fort Nucks: Family first

The thought didn't even cross Anders Nilsson's mind. He wasn't missing the birth of baby Loui. No chance.

The thought didn't even cross Anders Nilsson's mind.

When this four-game road trip began last Monday night, Nilsson wasn't with the Canucks. His fiancé Emelie was past her due date with the couple's baby and there was no way Nilsson was missing the delivery.  

Nope. No chance. Family first. Hockey can wait. 

It wasn't too long ago this wasn't the case. 

When John Garrett's wife delivered their daughter Krista, one of two Garrett girls, Garrett was on the road with the WHA's Minnesota Fighting Saints. They were in Arizona playing the Phoenix Roadrunners and the thought of telling his coach he couldn't travel with the team because his wife was due is still a laughable thought for Garrett. 

"That was not an excuse for missing a game," chuckled Garrett. "Krista is 42 now (pauses to do the math...

#Canucks turn to Nilsson in 🥅, looking to bump the slump. It's all about winning one for baby Loui.

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