Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by rats19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:36 am

Herb is happy.....

But you are missing the love for sestito..I mean he almost pulled s forsberg...lol
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by mathonwy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:46 am

rats19 wrote:^^
Royaldude won...in a shootout.. We got 2 goals in 17 secs...then they did in 16 with just a minute or so left.... Took the best in the east to a shootout and no one is happy..go figure
I think I (we) need some of the good drugs that you're taking ratski. Your positivity is absolutely nauseating.

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by herb » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:50 am

rats19 wrote:Herb is happy.....

But you are missing the love for sestito..I mean he almost pulled s forsberg...lol
Fuck Sestito... :twisted:

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by rats19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:59 am

mathonwy wrote:
rats19 wrote:^^
Royaldude won...in a shootout.. We got 2 goals in 17 secs...then they did in 16 with just a minute or so left.... Took the best in the east to a shootout and no one is happy..go figure
I think I (we) need some of the good drugs that you're taking ratski. Your positivity is absolutely nauseating.

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That's hilarious.... I cannot live in a world of dispair.. So I chose to live in a world with rose colored glasses...if that makes you puke...that makes me laugh.. 8-)
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by rats19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:01 pm

herb wrote:
rats19 wrote:Herb is happy.....

But you are missing the love for sestito..I mean he almost pulled s forsberg...lol
Fuck Sestito... :twisted:
Fair enough herb..but lately him and Zack have shown they have a possible place on our team. IMRCGO
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by 5thhorseman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:02 pm

Totally with you there Rats! Can't live life on an emotional rollercoaster controlled by the Canucks!

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by herb » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:09 pm

rats19 wrote:Fair enough herb..but lately him and Zack have shown they have a possible place on our team. IMRCGO
Tom has been much improved, I'll give him that. He's gone from ECHL quality player to perhaps an AHL player.

I used to live my life as a Canucks fan getting high or low depending on whether or not the team was winning or losing. That went away for me in 2011. That low was too low and I can't do that anymore. Now able to watch the games from an entertainment standpoint rather than the standpoint of OMG I get heartburn from my anxiety attacks when the team plays.

Fingers are still crossed that Anaheim has a massive regression. SJS and LA were enough in this division without them being awesome too.

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:16 pm

Watching SN they said that 10 of our losses have come after we blew third period leads. That's losing 10 points we could not protect. Those 10 points put us in the top 3 of the league (take 2 away from Anaheim since they were one of the losses) suddenly we have 65 points, tied with St. Louis, 2 behind Chicago and Anaheim. Now I haven't bothered adjusting downward the teams we gave those points to, except one game to Anaheim.

Point is Torts is right. If we don't find a way to fix this situation we will not go deep. Bieksa said it best when he said it becomes contagious. It gets in your head. You dig yourself out one game at a time until that becomes contagious.
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by rats19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:23 pm

We all got kicked hard in 2011... I am not sure the same level of fanatasim can ever be garnered again...I too don't take it as personal and deep as I once did..

But and I will call you a lier if you deny this.

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by herb » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:44 pm

Mondi wrote:Wow. Last night was one of the worst collapses I've seen in years by the Canucks. And you're happy?

Yes, we're dinged up. But last night was inexcusable as was Sunday.
Yup, but then again I'm more of a big picture kind of guy and don't think there's much to get up in arms about back-to-back shootout losses to two of the best teams in the league with our rookie backup goalie (who is playing better than anybody imagined he would) and some pretty key guys on the IR (not to mention an injured Hank).

Like I said earlier, taking this thing to OT after the second period would have been seen as a small victory by most.

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by herb » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:46 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Point is Torts is right. If we don't find a way to fix this situation we will not go deep. Bieksa said it best when he said it becomes contagious. It gets in your head. You dig yourself out one game at a time until that becomes contagious.
Yes, the blown leads and close losses must be fixed.

But then again great teams like the Pens likely deem blowing 2-0 leads "inexcusable" as well. Don't forget earlier on this year there was a stretch where the Canucks were winning games in come-from-behind fashion seemingly every night. The Canucks are not the only team to "blow leads".
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by herb » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Mondi wrote:This team is built for a first round exit. That's the big picture.
They will probably not get past the several excellent teams in this conference...I'm supposed to get up in arms about this at this point in the season?

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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by rats19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:06 pm

Mondi wrote:This team is built for a first round exit. That's the big picture.
It is the big picture at this point in time..yes. Especially in this division. So what now? Whine some more..
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by dangler » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:06 pm

I didn't find this loss as bad as the last one, even though they were a similar outcome.
- two beautiful canuck goals,
-the last 2 goals in the Anaheim game were brutal lapses on the Canucks part.And the last two goals in this game were a display of why Sid Crosby is considered a elite talent.
-Sestito !!! is he the biggest surprise this year??? Brought in as a obligatory goon he has shown some real skill, great hands, and seems to be improving his game here.Like his aggressiveness, even if it does result in a few bad penalties.
-Hope Bieksa can sort himself out,between mistakes and bad luck he's getting the goat horns securely duct-taped to his head

Another point against another top team,Burrows is set to return.... all is not lost. :shock:

rats19 wrote: I think I (we) need some of the good drugs that you're taking ratski. Your positivity is absolutely nauseating.

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That's hilarious.... I cannot live in a world of dispair.. So I chose to live in a world with rose colored glasses...if that makes you puke...that makes me laugh.. 8-)[/quote][/quote]

What makes you puke,makes me laugh..........that's brilliant Rats !! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET TSN,ROOT

Post by rats19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:16 pm

Our collapse was 1 second worse than Thiers...they have more snipers than we do that's for sure. I don't put us on equeal ice with then teams of Pitts ilk. I think we currently are the 7 th or 8 th best team in the league. But what I believe is we are a trade or 2 and some callups performing away from a top 5 team and as anyone knows a top 5 team is always in contention for the cup. But even the as we all know, the cards and stars need to allign perfectly. We are close and for that I am grateful. I have been a fan when we weren't, this is better.
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