Hockey Widow wrote:Luongo is one behind Roy, that one he should have had with 7 seconds stings when looking at that number!
Over his career with the Canucks I have lost track of how many SH he has lost in the final 2 minutes. His numbers would be even more spectacular than they are.
It seems the team has learned from that 7 second sheet-soiling and has been keeping the pedal-to-the-metal while closing out games they lead.
How long it lasts????
I'd find the number of SH's the Canucks lost in the last 2 minutes w/Lou to be interesting as well
The Brown Knight wrote:
I'd rather Kassian be a poor man's Iginla rather than a poor man's Bertuzzi one day.
The comparison's to Bertuzzi / Lucic or whomever are unfair to Kassian. He simply doesn't have the hands of a Bertuzzi or the shot of Neely. A better comparison, IMHO, is a bigger version of Scott Mellanby or a little more skilled version of Darren McCarty or Brad May. He'll never become a Bertuzzi or a Neely - and he doesn't need to be to be a very valuable player to the team.
For now, he needs to show a lot more than he has to get more ice time
I don't like any of these comparisons. Some have been addressed. The Lucic one is absurd, Kassian just isn't that tough of a fighter (although willing & able) and Lucic doesn't have Kassian's skating ability or his hands & creativity. Kassian has a solid shot & is an underrated passer. Lucic has also developed into a decent defensive player as evidenced by his backcheck on Kesler's rush. I wonder how he was considered defensively when he was early in his career?
I'm totally fine w/ Kassian being on the 3rd line, its probably where he belongs right now if he'd just get some PP time. Perhaps 2nd line or w/ the Twins. The best thing about it is the coaching staff is really working w/ him, Torts knows the potential he has and wants to bring him along in due time. The main reason I have stated I think he should be w/ the Twins on a regular shift is only because Burrows is out and who else gels w/ them? I can't think of a better fit than Kassian from what I've seen...but he's far from the player Burrows is so it would only be a temporary thing....get Kassian some experience until 14 returns. Hard to argue w/ the results right now even if Hansen doesn't really work on the 1st line either.
Yup, you're right, because Smith used his stick like it was a scythe. I always got the impression Hextall was more about his fists, although he didn't shy from carving a guy up either.
Tiger Williams wasn't a big fan of Smith...
I was waiting to get him. I can’t remember if it took me one game or 10 more games. But I hit him right across the neck, as hard as I could. I was going to cut his head right off. The only thing that pissed me off was that I didn’t cut his head off. I was going to catch his head and throw it in the fucking stands.
Oh Tiger, you so funny...
Every time I look out my window, same three dogs looking back at me.
We had MayRay who could do the spina-rama move, now we have Jensen who can do the Forsberg move.
Seriously though, nice to see Jensen finally get his first of the season and get a shootout goal. Hopefully he'll get a bit of confidence, get some lucky bounces and get on a roll a bit. I'm sure the Nucks would luv to call him up and give him some experience up here if he can show them something positive (especially with Burr and Schroeds out).