Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

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Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Cornuck » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:28 pm

I hope that nobody minds that I'm creating a special edition of a GDT for this one.

I see this game as being close to a playoff game in terms of the hype and media circus that will surround it. Mats Sundin returns home to Hogtown in what will either be a lovefest or a public execution. Will the hockey mad (or is it "hockey neurotic") center of the universe welcome back their prodigal son, or will he be reviled for abandoning them when they were 'on the verge of winning a Cup' :oops:

The team is on a roll and this game will be the best opportunity to prove the eastern biased press that they are a contender. They have to be up for this one. Sundin has to be up for this one. Whatever happens, it will be interesting to see how the team reacts to being under the magnifying glass.

So far this month, the Leafs are 2-3-3 compared to our 7-1. Their PK and GA are worst in the league. Their shootout record is the same as ours. :eh: Is Luongo back to form? .926 in his last two game might indicate yes!

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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby levelheaded » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:27 pm

I am so pumped for this game. I'll be wearing my Mats Sundin Canucks t-shirt tomorrow with pride. A hattrick would silence those boos nicely wouldn't they? 8-)

It's been a long time since I've been this excited for a game against an Eastern conference team. The Canucks better continue their roll. Hollywood couldn't have written a better script to this one. :mrgreen:
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby the toucan kid » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:29 pm

The atmosphere will be fun, but lets be honest, that is a terrible team. We have no excuse to lose this game, if we come prepared this one should absolutely be ours.

Would be nice to get a couple more wins, sort of balance out that god awful streak and then start out toward really showing what this team could potentially do.
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby LotusBlossom » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:03 am

levelheaded wrote:I am so pumped for this game. I'll be wearing my Mats Sundin Canucks t-shirt tomorrow with pride. A hattrick would silence those boos nicely wouldn't they? 8-)

It's been a long time since I've been this excited for a game against an Eastern conference team. The Canucks better continue their roll. Hollywood couldn't have written a better script to this one. :mrgreen:


LOL

I'll be there and cheering on the Nucks. Forget the freaking Leafs! They are so terrible with no hope this year...if we lose it would be worse than losing to St Louis or the Islanders.

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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Robert » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:10 pm

I hope we just blow them out! 9-0 It would be nice but it aint going to happen. Anyways, I'll have to miss it but if someone can put it on a dvd maybe we could work out a trade??

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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Broda » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:33 pm

One of the things thats frustrating about this matchup... is its on Saturday night.. which for some reason the leafs seem to play well. But this is definetly a game that the canucks have to win if they expect to make and stay in the playoff race. This team won't be able to either make the playoffs or do anything in the playoffs if we can't put away teams that aren't doing well. I think they have been playing very well though and don't expect things to change tonight. I'm looking for Captain Lu to build on his last two performances and Mats to have a multi-point night for a canucks win.
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Cookie La Rue » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:07 pm

Robert wrote:I hope we just blow them out! 9-0 It would be nice but it aint going to happen.

GO CANUCKS!!

That would be 3 hattricks for Mats.. :lol:

I'm watching the game tonight at my brothers home/tv, just 2 points would be ok. :mex:

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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Lancer » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:01 pm

Thank God the Sundin thing is done and he can get his head back into winning two points for his team.

Give the Laffs credit, they came to play tonight, though they seem to play well on Saturdays of late. Their sticks are active tonight and the boys didn't get much free time with the puck in the 1st. The boys just have to work on quick, simple breakouts and then making simple plays in the offensive zone.

Sucks down 1-0 but if they can just get their breakouts working, they should do fine. If someone can smash Blake's head into the boards, that wouldn't hurt either.
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby the toucan kid » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:53 pm

Well that wasn't pretty, but the ending was alright.
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Cornuck » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:54 pm

Sundin gets the winner!

A little too close for me. Plus we put some points ahead of Dallas (lost) and Columbus (lost).

Great night! :D
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby trouble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:54 pm

LMAO... Could it have ended better.. :lol:
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby trouble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:56 pm

the toucan kid wrote:Well that wasn't pretty, but the ending was alright.


Who cares how ya get the 2 points, as long as ya get them..hehe
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Joe Rockhead » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:58 pm

That was f@#king awsome! Way to say F@ck you! To Toronto!
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby woodhog » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:50 pm

The boys didn't play very well tonight but give the Leafs credit for a pretty strong performance.
Both goalies played very well with the exception of Lou on the second goal. He's still not 100% in the groove.
Gotta love Mats getting the winner in the shootout...and making it look easy!
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Re: Special GDT: Canucks @ Leafs - 2/21 - 4PM

Postby Larry Goodenough » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:58 pm

Will Willie Mitchell and his Mommy and Daddy be hiring a smarmy lawyer and suing Dominic Moore for millions for that high stick?
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