Island Nucklehead wrote:Forget waiting until the end of the game to send a message, send the message in the first period.
nucks_girl wrote:Well, thank God someone made the thread, because I was just waiting for it to pop up! Geez, it's been over a week and I've got Canucks withdrawal like no one's business.
I fully expect the boys to come out in the first period trying to get a feel for the game again, and wouldn't be surprised if we're down a goal. Totally agree with Cornuck that they'll be up and back to normal in the second period. I have a feeling Bieksa is ready to just pummel someone because he's frustrated from not having played for so long. Hopefully he doesn't cross the line and get a penalty.
I'm expecting the Chi forwards to be getting in Luongo's face, and I just hope they don't get too close. But I'm sure the refs will be right there keeping a close eye on what's happening. That's what Vigneault wanted when he was complaining about guys taking a run at Lou, and me thinks he'll get it.
I'm hoping the D can box out Chi like they did St. Louis, but these kids have some wheels on them. They're going to have an adrenaline rush from winning the first round, but I'm sure our boys will punish them a bit, hopefully take the wind out of their sails there.
My prediction - Canucks win 3 - 2. Chicago has some great chances in the last minutes of the game, but Lou stands on his head.
Cornuck wrote:We are rested - almost too rested. I expect the team to come out a little flat, but should be awake by the 2nd period. Of course the big question is, was the layoff long enough to effect Luongo's sharpness? We can expect him to have a little rust as well in game one. The only edge in goaltending that Hawks have is in nicknames. "Bulin Wall" wins over "Bobby Lu" any time.
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the toucan kid wrote:Am I the only one FULLY expecting the Hawks to fold like a cheap tent and for this to be an even easier (although probably longer) series than the last one?
Amazon Canuck wrote:Anyone predict a line brawl tonight?