Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu May 02, 2013 5:12 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:I just came up with an awesome and revolutionary strategy for the twins tomorrow night. It consists of actually SHOOTING the fucking puck!

I know it sounds crazy and it's way outside the box, but I say they give it a try.


Right Rummy, let's get em to drop the gloves while we're at it. :roll:


I know, I know.

I'm starting to wonder if that hillbilly headshot Daniel took last season fucked him up permanently. It wouldn't be the first time a great player is ruined by a concussion.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Benjo » Thu May 02, 2013 5:27 pm

This team only really seems to get up for games versus rivals. After the Boston game last season the team acted like it had redeemed itself for losing game 7 in the finals and all was well in the world and it proceeded to coast the rest of the season. Kesler this past week admitted as much that the boys were looking past the Kings in round 1 last year like they've been there done that and won 6 cups or something.

The arrogance of this team drives me nuts and its getting in the way of their success. They say all the time when they're playing bottom feeders "oh yeah all teams in this league can win any night blah blah blah." If that is the case why would you look past a team that was on fire for the entire 2nd half of last season.

I remember how much I loved the attitude in their interviews during the '10-'11 season. It was all about the process and doing the little things right and taking it one game at a time and you truly felt like they could win every game. This team just hasn't grown since the finals run and their sheer arrogance tells them that they simply deserve a free ride to the finals.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby FAN » Fri May 03, 2013 5:09 am

The team did come out the right way. Just that they have a tendency of losing their intensity and start playing sloppy. The reality is that the team just isn't clicking as a 5 man unit out there.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Lancer » Fri May 03, 2013 6:15 am

Rumsfeld wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:I just came up with an awesome and revolutionary strategy for the twins tomorrow night. It consists of actually SHOOTING the fucking puck!

I know it sounds crazy and it's way outside the box, but I say they give it a try.


Right Rummy, let's get em to drop the gloves while we're at it. :roll:


I know, I know.

I'm starting to wonder if that hillbilly headshot Daniel took last season fucked him up permanently. It wouldn't be the first time a great player is ruined by a concussion.


I don't think it's the concussion that's the problem, but the Twins just don't have the killer instinct anymore. They just seem too content to cycle on the boards like they used to instead of darting into the slot and unleashing. Daniel has a good, accurate shot but it's like he's lost confidence in it.

I don't know if the opposing teams have found out a way to defend against them and they're shying away or what, but they've seemed to have lost confidence in their game. Either somebody needs to sit them through a marathon of their plays of the 2010-2011 season, they need to just get back to basics and shoot it - even if it's for a greasy rebound or goalmouth scramble goal. Either that or feed the point and jam the crease when the shot comes in.

The problem is, does Vigneault have the nuts to put them to the wall and coach them instead of deferring to them? :|
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Reefer2 » Fri May 03, 2013 7:10 am

Maybe it is age but I just don't seem to care anymore, sure I have my 5 minutes of being pissed off but I have come to accept this current version of the hockey team with AV as coach will never win the cup. Too many pretty boys who can skate but still not enough grit (with some talent) to play on the top 2 lines.

I know, just for shits and giggle how about splitting up the twins for a period, see what thay gets you. Could not be any worse than what we saw last game.

On the things keeping me going and interested is hoping that going out in 5 or 6 games will finally force the owners to do something drastic and make MG trade some of the core players. I really don't care how good someone is if they don't bring it come playoffs.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby SKYO » Fri May 03, 2013 7:51 am

Reefer2 wrote:Maybe it is age but I just don't seem to care anymore, sure I have my 5 minutes of being pissed off but I have come to accept this current version of the hockey team with AV as coach will never win the cup. Too many pretty boys who can skate but still not enough grit (with some talent) to play on the top 2 lines.


Yeah after living through 94'/11' game 7 cup final losses and surviving, getting knocked out in the playoffs isn't so bad, then I look forward to the draft & july 1st right away lol.

But agreed, MG never really put his stamp on this team yet, he has mostly kept the core intact since his arrival, granted they are awesome players, but this team looks to be a smidgen stagnant, they need a bit of change somehow. (change of coach is the easy/quick fix)


Nice to see Roy still playing really well with his stick handling skills, creating dangerous scoring chances, it's a shame the cap is going down next season as we could really use him for our second line!
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby herb » Fri May 03, 2013 8:46 am

Strangelove wrote:Maddening ain't it?

If I didn't know for a fact Canucks are going to win the Cup, twould drive me mad as well.

Ahhhh sanity, sweet sweet sanity.....


Yessir...shore is.

I love the idea of splitting up the twins from time to time. Would give our top two lines a totally different look. Interesting that Vigneault isn't afraid to mix and match anywhere else in the lineup, but never splits up the twins and rarely takes Burrows off their line for more than a few shifts.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby cjc » Fri May 03, 2013 9:14 am

Benjo wrote:This team only really seems to get up for games versus rivals. After the Boston game last season the team acted like it had redeemed itself for losing game 7 in the finals and all was well in the world and it proceeded to coast the rest of the season. Kesler this past week admitted as much that the boys were looking past the Kings in round 1 last year like they've been there done that and won 6 cups or something.

The arrogance of this team drives me nuts and its getting in the way of their success. They say all the time when they're playing bottom feeders "oh yeah all teams in this league can win any night blah blah blah." If that is the case why would you look past a team that was on fire for the entire 2nd half of last season.

I remember how much I loved the attitude in their interviews during the '10-'11 season. It was all about the process and doing the little things right and taking it one game at a time and you truly felt like they could win every game. This team just hasn't grown since the finals run and their sheer arrogance tells them that they simply deserve a free ride to the finals.



I don't think the team is arrogant. They're probably well aware that they're past it and other teams have gained on them but there is little that they can do when management hasn't added the pieces needed to build on what they have left. So they're likely as frustrated as we are but unable to say anything. They have to toe the party line and keep saying "we have the group to do it" even when they doubt they have. Acquisitions have been a bust or injured and young guys coming in are desperation moves. Gillis has been in a few years now and, as mentioned, we haven't seen his mark on the team. It was the core from previous management that matured and got to within a game of the Cup. Now we might have to wait another shitload of years to see whether Gillis can do more than pretty up the players lounge and bring in sleep doctors. We need the next generation of strong players and I don't see them anywhere yet.

There, now I've thoroughly depressed myself.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby donlever » Fri May 03, 2013 9:37 am

Rumsfeld wrote: I'm starting to wonder if that hillbilly headshot Daniel took last season fucked him up permanently. It wouldn't be the first time a great player is ruined by a concussion.


Permanently?

Who knows?

But concussion related issues can easily take a year or two to subside as I'm sure you are aware.

That Daniel is still not the same person, let alone player, is not an unreasonable assumption.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Arachnid » Fri May 03, 2013 9:42 am

donlever wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote: I'm starting to wonder if that hillbilly headshot Daniel took last season fucked him up permanently. It wouldn't be the first time a great player is ruined by a concussion.


Permanently?

Who knows?

But concussion related issues can easily take a year or two to subside as I'm sure you are aware.

That Daniel is still not the same person, let alone player, is not an unreasonable assumption.


Go away, not round 2 yet, you'll jinx it :P

Interesting theory but it doesn't explain why Henrik is equally as shyte...
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby donlever » Fri May 03, 2013 9:45 am

..like I say, I wouldn't know, haven't watched this year at all.

(shrug)

As long as the Leafs lose I'm relatively happy.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Arachnid » Fri May 03, 2013 9:47 am

donlever wrote:As long as the Leafs lose I'm relatively happy.


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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby Aaronp18 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:53 am

donlever wrote:As long as the Leafs lose I'm relatively happy.


Well don't read through the forum, you'll have a coronary and wind up in the hospital for 34 days.
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby ukcanuck » Fri May 03, 2013 9:55 am

Aaronp18 wrote:
donlever wrote:As long as the Leafs lose I'm relatively happy.


Well don't read through the forum, you'll have a coronary and wind up in the hospital for 34 days.

Yeah it's like the walking dead and everyone has come back as a leaf fan ...
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Re: Canucks Vs Sharks, Round I

Postby rats19 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:12 am

Not everyone....shud get a list going though. Just for accounting purposes :idea:
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