Jason Dickinson says “six or seven” teams were interested in his services when the Dallas Stars made him available for trade leading up to the Seattle expansion draft, but it’s a safe bet he landed with the club claiming the most passionate fan base.
The new Vancouver Canucks forward — acquired for a third-round pick, then inked to a three-year, $7.95-million contract — is aware of the Canucks’ position in the B.C. sports conversation.
So, the 2013 first-round pick is preparing for a hotter spotlight than the one pointed at him in Dallas, where the Stars often go about their business in the shadows of the Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks.
“I’ve been warned to be ready. That when the nights are bad, they’re bad. But when times are good, they’re really good,” Dickinson told Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek Monday during a taping of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast.
“If the team wins or loses in the playoffs, then the city burns, right?"