Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

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Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby dr.dork » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:25 pm

I suppose if you're going to lose 100% of a line to injuries, it may as well be your 4th line. Rypien, Hordichuk and Johnson which I thought made a very good 4th line are all out with various injuries. On the other hand the two guys you don't want to lose are your franchise goaltender and his backup. Sanford is iffy, Schneider will likely get the call. And Schneider has played well, all things considered.

Detroit, despite their record, is very beatable. Work harder than they do and you have a shot. Don't work hard and you're done. The Canucks have consistently worked hard against Detroit all year, and I expect it to continue. Schneider has to be better than Osgood, and of course we need to stay out of the box.

Call me an optimist, but I say 3-2 Canucks. Goals by Bernier, Kesler and H.Sedin. Detroit with goals by Hossa and that pesky Swede Franzen.

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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby BingoTough » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:12 pm

Sadly I predict the Canucks will play a listless game, take silly penalties and struggle to get shots to the net. 3-1 Detroit.
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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby the toucan kid » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:19 pm

Can't play the same type of game they have been and hope to win. I hope that AV loosens the rope a bit and let the guys play a bit more up tempo. If they aren't willing to engage offensively and put in 3-4 goals they cannot win tonight. Trapping with a young goaltender will only lead to a loss given this teams propensity for taking penalties.
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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby antro » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:02 pm

I'm optimistic vs the more logical side of me: I say Schneider surprises with an unbelievable performance, and Canucks go onto a 2-1 win in a shoot-out. Anyone of the Swedes scores for the guys in red, and Kesler equalizes for our guys. Pyatt with the difference maker in the shoot-out.

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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby levelheaded » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:22 pm

5-2 Shellacking by Detroit.

Yeah, I'm in a shitty mood today.
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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby LotusBlossom » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:49 pm

back back forth and forth...
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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby Linden Is God » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:39 pm

Quite the high score for these two teams. Shitty about the loss but going 2-2 against the Wings this year without Luongo in two games is still impressive.
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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby dr.dork » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:12 pm

Linden Is God wrote:Quite the high score for these two teams. Shitty about the loss but going 2-2 against the Wings this year without Luongo in two games is still impressive.


6-5 Wings, although it was pretty much over after the 4 unanswered goals by Detroit, 3 early in the third after it was tied going into the third. Not exactly a goalies duel, and Sanford had at least one BAD goal and he knew it.

Canucks have clearly lost that killer instinct they had when they were on their hot streak. Louie coming back might help too. We need to put our ace back on the mound and STOP this losing streak.
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Re: Canucks vs the Wings, at the Joe, 4:30, PPV

Postby antro » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:39 am

damn. i would have been right if they had only started Schneider...see what happens when AV doesn't listen to me?
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