The Canucks just have to keep working, and play AV's system.
dr.dork wrote:Jelly, I know you hate SOB but he hasn't been playing that poorly for a 6th defenseman. I would rather see Bieksa on the wing and O'Brien on defense vs Rome on the wing and Bieksa on D (with O'Brien sitting).
Yes, SOB took a 4 minute penalty but I didn't think it was blatantly stupid, and he is expected to play tough so that is going to happen. The whole incident between the benches..., well Avery was in the middle of that too and could have got a penalty from what I saw. I was at the game so I may have missed something, but that whole altercation involved Bieksa, Burrows, Kesler and O'Brien (at the end) so it is tough to pin anything on O'Brien when the three rats were in it up to the top of their wonderful pointy ears.
NY goal was scored after the penalty was over, and I'm not sure what Bieksa did to get ANOTHER penalty, but he apparently lost his marbles. Not that there is anything wrong with him losing his marbles, he plays better when they're rolling around on the ice. But he needs to play on the edge, as does Burrows and SOB. And after the kerfuffle, we dominated.
Jelly wrote:Intermission TSN talk, more Leafs talk then Canucks talk on a Canucks broadcast, thank god for Ohlund giving the whole Leafs Nation a heart attack. One day, I'll buy CTV, and ban Leafs talk, just you watch, one day.
SOB stupid penalty, x2. I need to keep this copy and pasted or something. Bad luck maybe, but he must be doing something wrong to get bad luck. Thank god it didn't cost us.
How stupid is he to jab the other team's bench with his stick when the refs are STANDING right there. He just cost us another 2 minutes, Ray Ferraro mentioned that the refs was going to even it up but SOB just gave them a reason not to.
SOB stupid antics cost us a goal, and he needs to wake up, or benched, or send to the Moose, or a bullet to the head.
Indirectly, Henrik got hurt from blocking a shot, Mitchell gets hurt on the PK. All because of him being selfish wanting to get at Avery.
Raycroft was solid, and did everything you want a back up to do for you. 3 good games in 4 starts, I'd say he's forgiven for the Anaheim mess, especially he wasn't totally at fault.
Kesler is Kesler, If the C wasn't on Luongo, you bet it would be on Kesler.
And looks like a fire is lit on Bieksa, let's hope he uses this for our future games, this is the KB that all love.
The rest of the crew did their jobs, Pettinger didn't cost us and that's all you can really ask from a 4th liner new signing.
Hordichuk just isn't doing what he's paid to do, where's the fights? Where's the big checks?
Kesler's on pace for 82 point season, Samuelsson is on pace for 41 goal season, Raymond is on pace for 25 goal season.
Can we really ask for more? Henrik's on pace for 35g, shocking.