The Father Of Canucks' Linden Vey And His Mistress Arranged A Murder Conspiracy To Try To Kill His Wife
Uproxx- For the past few years, Vancouver Canucks winger Linden Vey has struggled to find consistency as he tries to put together a solid pro career. The 24-year-old has bounced between the AHL and NHL since the Canucks traded for him back in 2014.
But, in that time, he’s also been dealing with some heavy, far more important off-ice family issues that are grabbing national headlines.
Later this month, Vey’s father Curtis and Curtis’ mistress, Angela Nicholson, are scheduled to go on trial for an alleged conspiracy to murder both of their spouses back in 2013. In some explosive allegations, police allege that Curtis Vey and Nicholson — both in their early 50s — were having an affair and concocted a plan to kill their significant others while disguising it as an accident. Curtis’ wife was to be killed in a house fire, while Nicholson’s husband would die of a drug overdose.
After the arrests were made and the story surfaced, the accusations shook Saskatchewan, including Vey and his family. But, somewhat amazingly, the Canucks forward has refused to place any blame on the ongoing drama for his disappointing play on the ice.
“It changes your life,” Vey said. “Your life is a certain way for so many years and all of a sudden, you wake up one day and it’s totally different.
“But I’m not going to sit here and say it’s part of the reason I’ve had two of the worst seasons of my career.”
So...uhhh...clean slate? I think as an organization you have to try to put aside your preconceived notions of a 24 year old prospect as a player when you find out he's had a potential inter-family homicide on the mind for the last couple years. Can't imagine he was too concerned with his defensive positioning when he was picturing his father attempting to burn his mother alive. I'm not one to let professional athletes off with excuses because we all have our problems, but - unless you are living vicariously through the plot of a 'LifeTime' movie - a marital murder conspiracy is just one of those things that you never really see coming. He might not want to use it as a justification for his poor performance, but I think it's only right to clear the stat line and let him get a fresh start. I know it's a business, but a dip in productivity while dealing with the idea of domestic arson doesn't exactly seem like fair grounds for a demotion. Especially when he's done such a commendable job of owning up to his failures.
Maybe he turns his career around, maybe he doesn't. Call it a hunch, but I think we'll have a much clearer idea of what to expect from Linden Vey once he finally finishes the ongoing episode of 'CSI: Saskatchewan' he's been living through the last few seasons. Lift the mental burden of his pops devising a plan to kill his mom while banging his mistress and the sky might as well be the limit in terms of his offensive potential. Close that door and who knows what's behind the wealth of doors not being doused in gasoline by his homicidal dad.