GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

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GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby Cornuck » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:59 am

Tonight the Canucks face another hungry team battling for the playoffs in the world of parity. This is a Blues team that is 13-5-5 in '09, so it will be a test to see if the Canucks can make it 11 in a row at home. Of course special teams will be a factor as the Blues have the 7th best PP in the league and 12th best PK.

With Burrows and Kesler stealing the spotlight, it's good to know that Luongo has let in 2 or fewer goals in 12 of his last 14 games. Here's a quote from our Captain: ""I know you guys would like to chalk [a goal against Colorado on Sunday] up as a bad goal, but I'll consider it an unlucky goal"

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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby Larry Goodenough » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:33 am

I am glad Vigneault sat Curtis Sanford against Dallas and played Luongo. I hope he plays him again tonight.

The stuff about the Tucker goal and Luongo's puckhandling was skewed, as usual, by the media.

To me, his puck handling had nothing to do with it - the concerns that should have been address were very weak goals that he has allow in a bunch of consecutive games.

Go back to March 9th against LA when he whiffed on Gauthier's shot. Then the next game against Ana he was kicking rebounds out into the slot which resulted on another goal. Then the next game he let in the Kopitar goal. That was followed by the Tucker goal. 4 very bad goals in 4 consecutive games.

For the most part he's been good, but not his usual great self. He needs to go from a B grade to A. Some shutouts would also give me a shot at first in my pool.
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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby Linden Is God » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:27 pm

Larry Goodenough wrote:I am glad Vigneault sat Curtis Sanford against Dallas and played Luongo. I hope he plays him again tonight.


Don't you mean Labarbera?


Anyways, anything less then a win will not be acceptable tonight. Sure the Blows are hot, but so are the Canucks. With 2 points the Canucks can pass the Blackhawks and take 4th. I want home ice advantage for the playoffs.

I say 3-2 Canucks. Daniel, Burrows and Salo. MacDonald and Berglund for the Blows.

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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby puckhead » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:57 pm

Demitra a question mark for tonight's game (swollen knee - presumably from the Ott hit).
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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby Larry Goodenough » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:33 pm

Linden Is God wrote:
Larry Goodenough wrote:I am glad Vigneault sat Curtis Sanford against Dallas and played Luongo. I hope he plays him again tonight.


Don't you mean Labarbera?


Anyways, anything less then a win will not be acceptable tonight. Sure the Blows are hot, but so are the Canucks. With 2 points the Canucks can pass the Blackhawks and take 4th. I want home ice advantage for the playoffs.

I say 3-2 Canucks. Daniel, Burrows and Salo. MacDonald and Berglund for the Blows.

GO CANUCKS GO!!


I was trying to be funny by insinuating Luongo was looking alot like Curtis Sanford.
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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby Linden Is God » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:51 pm

Larry Goodenough wrote:
I was trying to be funny by insinuating Luongo was looking alot like Curtis Sanford.


Oh sorry, obviously I didn't get it.
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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby Cornuck » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:18 pm

I skipped this game, but a shutout's a shutout. :lol: Great to see that the team could put it away in the 3rd.

We still got outshot 30-21 - but who cares.

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Re: GDT: Canucks host the Blues - 7PM - SNet | 3/19

Postby DonCherry4PM » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:37 am

Yet again Luongo lets in a weak goal and his stick handling was atrocious. I really don't think he has a shot at representing in the Olympics.


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