the toucan kid wrote:It's probably, actually, Chicago/Boston this year for Buttman. I didn't think most of the calls were bad at all... Wellwood has the scars to prove it.
Grapes seems to have predicted Sundin will have a big series. The old guy can be remarkably astute SOME TIMES and I hope he's got that one right.
Cornuck wrote:The thing that stands out most from this game (to me) is that this team finds ways to win. Almost every Canuck team in the past found ways to lose - but this team brings so many different angles that the opposition can't really plan for them. This team will not give up the game when they carry the lead into the 3rd.
Demitra - 5 shots, 1 goal
Kesler - 5 shots. 1 goal
Wellwood - 2 points
Gotta love it! A good team playing with confidence is hard to beat.
The Chicago boards were whining that since the Canucks are the only Canadian team left, all the calls will go their way. They don't realize that Buttman's wet dream would be a Detroit Chicago Conference final.
the toucan kid wrote:Hordi can get in there and throw a hit. He's not there to fight, he's there to hopefully rattle the Hawks defense, who are either young, or prone to gaffs like Campbell. Pyatt just can't do that, but to each his own.
Sloppy moments in the third period, but I think it was a good time to learn the lesson not to let up on these kids. That's easier to say when you come away with the win though. I think tomorrow night is going to be a doozy and it would be nice to see Pyatt wearing the green and blue, but I think that might be a bit too much for him on a Saturday night game. Hopefully he's playing on Tuesday for the godawful 5pm start.
LotusBlossom wrote:5pm start? *sighs* just think how the guys out east stay up till 1am watching Nucks hockey when they start that 7pm PST. Doesn't that make you feel a little better
nucks_girl wrote:LotusBlossom wrote:5pm start? *sighs* just think how the guys out east stay up till 1am watching Nucks hockey when they start that 7pm PST. Doesn't that make you feel a little better
Hmm that makes me feel pretty good about next Saturday's game at 7:30...if we're still playing then...
Note to self: Don't get cocky...especially after witnessing the 3rd period.
I'm gonna have to have plenty of drinks on hand tomorrow night.
LotusBlossom wrote:As far as the drinks go, it's a gorgeous day here in Vancouver...I'm on the backyard deck...soaking in some rays with my new prescription sunglasses drinking a Kronenbourg and calling it a day. I know it's 2:30 locally, but my 'office' closes at 5 out east, where I am based.
I just don't find Hordichuk that noticeable. Eager, yes, very noticeable in his limited time. Rypien is noticeable. Hordichuk just isn't doing that much of what he should be doing and Pyatt can hit, can play defence fairly well. I would give it a shot, but yes, this is the bottom of the order and perhaps it won't make a huge difference.