GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

This forum is to discuss game day happenings. New threads will be posted for each game.

Moderator: Referees

GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby Cornuck » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:11 am

Back to back games leaves us facing the Av-nots tonight. Except for Sakic, I don't feel bad at all about their fall from grace. Their fans who once set the consecutive sellout record are staying away in droves. Should we call it the curse of St. Patrick?

Meanwhile, we need to get back on track after 2 losses and a short lived session at the top of the Division. Has the "we made the playoffs" mindset kicked in?

I'm guessing we'll see LaBarbera tonight and maybe the team will rally around him. A win would be nice, no injuries would be best - both would be fantastic. Even though this is a home game, it's our 9th game in a row that involved travel.

NHL.com Preview
Canucks.com Game Notes
THN.com TooT
(CTRL+Click to open in a new window)

GO CANUCKS GO!
Over 40 years of pain - I just want one day of glory.
User avatar
Cornuck
Moderator & MVP
Moderator & MVP
 
Posts: 4850
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:39 am
Location: Chester, NE

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby Mikodat » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:07 pm

I expect a better defensive game tonight... last night the D and goaltending was not up to par.. Hopefully Luongo and the D will put in a better effort and the forwards will concentrate a bit more on back checking. No reason why the Canucks can't win the Division unless they dog it instead of playing full out.. LaBarber can play as well as Luongo has the last couple games if he is put in and the Canucks just might give him a lot more help than they have been giving Luo the last few games.. I am not sold on the Sundin/Kesler/Raymond line .. even if Raymond got a goal last night he isn't in the same class as Demitra... So we end up back with 1 strong line instead of 2.. Better to bring up Hansen to fill in for Pyatt.. then we got a decent 3rd and 4th line..
Nuck fan Since 1970 and still no Cup :(
User avatar
Mikodat
CC 1st Team All-Star
 
Posts: 604
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:58 am
Location: Victoria

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby dr.dork » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:13 pm

Mikodat wrote:I expect a better defensive game tonight... last night the D and goaltending was not up to par.. Hopefully Luongo and the D will put in a better effort and the forwards will concentrate a bit more on back checking. No reason why the Canucks can't win the Division unless they dog it instead of playing full out.. LaBarber can play as well as Luongo has the last couple games if he is put in and the Canucks just might give him a lot more help than they have been giving Luo the last few games.. I am not sold on the Sundin/Kesler/Raymond line .. even if Raymond got a goal last night he isn't in the same class as Demitra... So we end up back with 1 strong line instead of 2.. Better to bring up Hansen to fill in for Pyatt.. then we got a decent 3rd and 4th line..


I have to say that I am back in the Raymond camp. I thought his season was done but he has played well lately. I don't know about last night, I didn't watch the game, but I think Raymond has earned another shot to fill that role. In the playoffs it might be a different thing, and obviously it depends who we're playing.

We need a win whether we want to win the division or win home ice advantage for at least the first round.
dr.dork
CC Hall of Fan Member
 
Posts: 1771
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:13 am
Location: Vancouver

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby the toucan kid » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:06 pm

Raymond looked great out there and I think it might actually be a fit. Demitra centering Bernier and Hanssen has some appeal to me, but get Wellwood out of there. In my opinion he's not up for playoff hockey.

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Kesler-Sundin-Raymond
Bernier-Demitra-Hansen (potentially Pyatt)
Rypien-Johnson-Hordichuk

Grit on all four lines and skill on three of them. Pretty potent I think.
User avatar
the toucan kid
CC Legend
 
Posts: 3838
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:50 am

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby Lancer » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:36 pm

Is it me, or does this look an awful lot like January all over again???

I guess the only thing different is the lack of passion. Nobody is showing up tonight thus far.
Love the Sport. Love the Team.

Hate the League.
User avatar
Lancer
CC Hall of Fan Member
 
Posts: 1367
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:41 am
Location: Arnprior, Ontario

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby the toucan kid » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:42 pm

Is it me, or does this look an awful lot like January all over again???


You will know on Tuesday. If they aren't up for that, then I permit you all to proclaim the sky is falling :lol:
User avatar
the toucan kid
CC Legend
 
Posts: 3838
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:50 am

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby Sid Dithers » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:34 pm

What a chump effort. Like they just looked at Colorado's roster and decided to mail in a minimal effort expecting to win.
AraChniD iS stoOpiDz!
User avatar
Sid Dithers
CC 1st Team All-Star
 
Posts: 952
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:34 pm
Location: Surrey, B.C.

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby Cornuck » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:51 pm

Don't think it would have made a difference, but why start Luongo tonight? Back to back against a much (on paper) weaker opponent - with a big game coming up? Why?
Over 40 years of pain - I just want one day of glory.
User avatar
Cornuck
Moderator & MVP
Moderator & MVP
 
Posts: 4850
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:39 am
Location: Chester, NE

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby Jovorock » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:19 am

AV didn't look too impressed, neither was I :oops:
Keep your friends and your enemies very close
You never know when you might have to stab one
of them in the back!
User avatar
Jovorock
Moderator & MVP
Moderator & MVP
 
Posts: 901
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:46 pm
Location: Kelowna

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby jchockey » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:02 am

Keep in mind the Canucks peppered Roloson with 46 shots and were probably still reeling from the night before. The Avs only had one other game that week and it was on Wednesday.

Not an excuse, but something to consider. I also question whether or not starting Luongo was a good idea. Obviously had we won I wouldn't be speculating but with a playoff birth already clinched and Calgary idle, why not give Luongo a breather?
User avatar
jchockey
MVP
MVP
 
Posts: 1551
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:46 am
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: GDT: Canucks host the Avs - 7pm - TSN | 4/5

Postby dr.dork » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:24 am

jchockey wrote:Keep in mind the Canucks peppered Roloson with 46 shots and were probably still reeling from the night before. The Avs only had one other game that week and it was on Wednesday.


It will likely come down to the Calgary game although Calgary might be able to afford to even lose that game and still end up in 1st.

No doubt about it, it was a terrible game last night and shades of January. However, it was a back to back and effectively the 9th road game in a row (last 9 games have not been played in the same city in consecutive games). Colorado had three days off and were completely rested.

No excuses but last night was likely the exception not the (new) rule.
dr.dork
CC Hall of Fan Member
 
Posts: 1771
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:13 am
Location: Vancouver


Return to Game Day Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests