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GDT - Game Day Prayer - Canucks vs Oilers Sportsnet 6 pm

Postby mattola » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:50 am

I think this prayer from our very own GM says it all

After hitting what many players called rock bottom, Vancouver Canucks general manager Dave Nonis didn't mince words Thursday when evaluating his team's play.

He was blunt and direct. He was cutting. He called his players "lazy and stupid."

During his weekly segment on a Vancouver morning radio show, Nonis took his players to task for their effort in the 8-2 fright night against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

Last year, we prided ourselves on being an

incredibly hard-working and intelligent team," Nonis said on the show. "And I thought (Wednesday) night, and for much of the first game as well, we were neither.

"We were lazy and stupid. That's something you can't put up with."


god speed boys.

bring back 2 points
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Postby levelheaded » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:34 pm

We need a big bounce back effort (a bit like the Leaf's win over the Isles last night) to get the team back on track. Hopefully getting humiliated by the Flyers was enough to embarrass the team into actually trying.

As I'm an eternal optimist I say 4-2 Vancouver, Raymond with a pair.

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Postby Bartman » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:58 pm

I'm still looking for a source but I read on another board that Linden and Raymond will sit out tonight in favour of Isbister and Ritchie. If this is accurate I think it's a mistake. I understand making the team "harder to play against" but taking out all our speed doesn't make and sense to me.

Either way I expect a rebound game and a big performance by the D. I'd say 4-1 Vancouver. Naslund and Ohlund will score. Rypien will fight twice.
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Postby levelheaded » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:12 pm

Rypien will fight twice.

and be injured before the end of the second...

If Raymond is out, I'll change my multi-goalscorer to Henrik. I have no idea why Linden is being bumped out of the lineup, Isibister is a joke. The only possible reasoning that AV could have is that we won last time he was dressed..
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Postby Cookie La Rue » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:01 pm

When the Laughs can win after a 1:7 beating returning with a 8:1 ???

Are "we" capable of beating the Oil 8:1 ??? I guess not, but a win is a win. :mrgreen:

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Postby Cornuck » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:27 pm

It's too early in the season to have an 'important' game, but this is damned close. Tonight we'll see how the team responds to be called 'lazy and stupid'.

I'd also like to see a great game from Luongo as well - that's not asking too much is it?
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Postby Cookie La Rue » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:44 pm

The points now are as important as in game 82. Believe...
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Postby trevordaddy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:26 pm

it's true. every game counts!

another beautiful play by the Sedins!

that's the way to start the game!
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Postby levelheaded » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:27 pm

1-0 Henrik (as I predicted).

I am forced to listen to the game online, but apparently BXA made a great move around Souray. (which admittedly isn't that hard, but still promising)


Edit: RYPIEN! God I love that guy! 2-0!
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Postby trevordaddy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:29 pm

AV looks like a genius now... he calls up Ryp for his energy and effort... gets a goal.... they are trying to win 8-2 tonight!
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Postby trevordaddy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:32 pm

any idea why the Canucks are wearing their blue jerseys on the road? what happened to darks at home and lights on the road?
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Postby levelheaded » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:43 pm

Yikes... Souray with 10 seconds left in the period. You could feel that one coming.

EDIT:

BURR!! Why was there any question about this guy making the team? Right there he proved exactly what I've said all offseason. He is a great PKer and he has electric speed when he wants to.

3-1, buhbye Matthieu Garon.
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Postby levelheaded » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:34 pm

Another late goal by Edmoton. First Powerplay marker of the year. I REAALLLY don't like Weaver...

3-2

Raffi Freaking Torres too...

BUT AS I TYPE THIS


B-MO!!!!!


4-2

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Postby trevordaddy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:42 pm

that was probably the best shot I have ever seen Burrows take...

another beauty tonight... Mo!

if these two can continue to make plays like this, we'll be OK!
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Postby mband » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:44 pm

I could only startd watching halfway through the second period, but here's my thoughts on the goals I saw:

Weaver looked lost on that penalty kill, leading to Torres' goal. I'm not impressed with Weaver yet.

Beautiful goal by Morrison to take the wind back out of Edmonton's sails. His skating through 4 Edmonton defenders just made me laugh!
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