tuzzi44 wrote:Well the preseason didnt exactly go according to plan. But how does everyone feel about the season starting?? are we ready to jump into a game thursday with the wings?
What is everyone's thoughts on what has gone on during the preseason, and whats about to happen with the begininng of the regular season approaching?
I know I am excited for the season to get going, and im looking for a stronger finish this year.... Just excited!!
1. Training camp and pre-season was a disappointment. What was supposed to be a competitive camp simply wasn't. If you were on a one-way contract you're simply not going anywhere. Chouinard and Santala were practically invisible and I don't seem them going anywhere except opening night for the Canucks' regular season.
2. The Canucks depth has taken a drastic turn for the worse. Losing Bertuzzi was one thing (addition by subtraction), losing Carter was another, but losing Allen, Jovanovski and Baumgartner with Mitchell (great pickup) and Krajicek (not impressed with his lack of toughness in pre-season) joining the team along with Fitzpatrick concerns me.
3. Adding Luongo was terrific. If he ever gets injured, it's over. Period.
4. Losing Allen, Bertuzzi and Jovo in particular has reduced the Canucks' toughness level.
rikster wrote:Training camp has left me feeling optimistic...
When was the last time the Nucks out hit the Flames by a 2 to 1 ratio and then followed that the next day by outhitting the Oilers 32 to 16?...
Bourdon had 6 hits and 1 blocked shot and was a plus 1 in 13 1/2 minutes last game against a very fast Oiler team which suggests he is feeling a little more comfortable against NHL opposition...
Linden Is God wrote:Mixed reviews here. I'm not impressed with Flats, I would feel better with another goaler. The 3 Swedes can turn some heads this year, but will it be full time or as a PP unit? I'm still undecided with that.
MarkMM wrote:- Disappointed and surprised with how Slade turned out.
WCE wrote:westvandal wrote:I fucking hate the canucks, they're all fags.
I missed this gem my first time reading through the thread.