GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

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GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby Cornuck » Fri May 07, 2010 9:40 am

Ok, we're only down 2-1, so we don't have to play desperate hockey - yet.

This should be the game where the animosity comes in.We're a team that has speed and toughness - so let's use both and them off their game for a change. If they decide to park in the crease again, we need to respond. Our franchise player and captain deserves better.

We need the real Burrows to show up. I agree with whoever posted that the Bieksa/Alberts pairing should go. It's making me way to nervous to see them out there together. Although when Alberts gets thrown for putting Buttfuglyn through the boards, that will be solved.

It's hard to say whether we should just put shots 'on net', since they're blocking so many - or cycle the puck and get better shots (although they seem adept at plugging the passing lanes).

This game is where AV earns his money.

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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby Sid Dithers » Fri May 07, 2010 10:35 am

Cornuck wrote:Ok, we're only down 2-1, so we don't have to play desperate hockey - yet.


Wrong, make no mistake, the season is on the line tonight. It IS time for desperate hockey...desperate to win.

Cornuck wrote:This should be the game where the animosity comes in.


It's already here. You haven't noticed?

Cornuck wrote:We're a team that has speed and toughness...


A few tough players (like everyone esle has), but the Canucks are not a 'tough team'.

Cornuck wrote:...so let's use both and them off their game for a change.


No doubt, some things need to change and quick.

Cornuck wrote:Although when Alberts gets thrown for putting Buttfuglyn through the boards, that will be solved.


Corny, you'll be a little old lady before that happens.

Cornuck wrote:This game is where AV earns his money.


Absolutely agree 100%.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby DonCherry4PM » Fri May 07, 2010 12:26 pm

Listening to 1040, Larschied says lines for tonight will be:

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Grabner
Hansen - Wellwood - Samuelson
Glass - Johnson - Bernier

I have been hoping for this lineup for a while (although I would have had Demitra playing on the third rather than hansen. Still very interested to see how this will work tonight - got some speed on every line and that second is just a scorcher. Time for Grabner to show what he's got. Hopefully AV will give him a little time to adapt.

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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby Island Nucklehead » Fri May 07, 2010 12:31 pm

I don't mind those lines one bit.

It's time to give the Hawks a bit of their own speedy medicine. I think that their top pairing is doing a great job playing against the Sedins... but we'll see how their second and third pairings can handle the speed of that second line. The third and fourth lines actually look promising to me. Hansen knows what he has to do, and Samuelsson is the perfect guy to shoot from everywhere and create that scramble. I like Glass over Rypien and Hordichuk. The Hawks are afraid to fight... they yap and they yap but they won't drop the gloves.

Glass is tough enough to take them on if needs be, but he's also capable of causing some shit and crashing the net effectively.

Demitra hasn't shown me anything to think he should remain in the lineup.

Make it happen boys. 4-2 Canucks... D.Sedin, Kesler, Grabner, Glass.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby the toucan kid » Fri May 07, 2010 12:54 pm

Good call on Demitra. AV might have already made his money.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby trouble » Fri May 07, 2010 2:30 pm

Still rather have Hordi in the lineup
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby mr perfect » Fri May 07, 2010 3:50 pm

trouble wrote:Still rather have Hordi in the lineup


Here is the Detroit Red Wings lineup over the past four seasons:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42007.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42008.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42009.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42010.html


Note how many tough guys they used in the playoffs. Note how Buffalofucker wasn't an issue last year in the playoffs against the Wings. Note that this team has won ten playoff series the last four years, a Stanley Cup and a final appearance. All with a smallish team whose toughest player in the playoffs was Darren McCarty.

Get off the Hordichuk wet dream. He won't help the team beat the Chickenhawks.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby Arachnid » Fri May 07, 2010 4:05 pm

mr perfect wrote:
trouble wrote:Still rather have Hordi in the lineup


Here is the Detroit Red Wings lineup over the past four seasons:

Note how many tough guys they used in the playoffs. Note how Buffalofucker wasn't an issue last year in the playoffs against the Wings. Note that this team has won ten playoff series the last four years, a Stanley Cup and a final appearance. All with a smallish team whose toughest player in the playoffs was Darren McCarty.

Get off the Hordichuk wet dream. He won't help the team beat the Chickenhawks.

:lol:

um..*ahem*...the question is mister smartypants...who will?

Grill'n the Calimari, got the Pale Ale on ice, put'n on the jersey and some rock'n roll to juice me up...BRING IT!

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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby trouble » Fri May 07, 2010 4:18 pm

mr perfect wrote:
trouble wrote:Still rather have Hordi in the lineup


Here is the Detroit Red Wings lineup over the past four seasons:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42007.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42008.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42009.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42010.html


Note how many tough guys they used in the playoffs. Note how Buffalofucker wasn't an issue last year in the playoffs against the Wings. Note that this team has won ten playoff series the last four years, a Stanley Cup and a final appearance. All with a smallish team whose toughest player in the playoffs was Darren McCarty.

Get off the Hordichuk wet dream. He won't help the team beat the Chickenhawks.


We are not the Red Wings you stupid Fuck
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby rockalt » Fri May 07, 2010 4:24 pm

Absolutely love the lines. The Canucks need to emphasize offense and this is definitely a step up on game 3's lineup in that regard. I was going to make a post on what people thought of reuniting the Raymond-Kesler-Grabner line but am glad to see that is AV's plan. Although Grabner hasn't exactly lit it up, I really think that line could provide a spark to the offense and keep the Hawks on their toes. Thing is when you have a Samuelsson, Demitra, or Burrows patrolling that line it changes the dynamic completely. With Grabner in there, it really allows all three to generate chances off the rush. Definitely a big fan, if only for the fact that it provides a different dynamic to our offense. Given how differently the Sedins play, it forces the Hawks to adjust defensive styles every other shift. Maybe I'm over analyzing but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing them play tonight.

Call me crazy, but I think Grabner comes up big tonight. He's pretty hot and cold and I think he's due for a goal or two. Even if he doesn't pot one, I think he will generate some momentum with some dangerous chances. Guess you could say I'm a fan of infusing some skill in this lineup, and as much as I love Burrows, believe Grabner has a better chance of burning the 'Hawks with his speed and shot - wildcard factor.

Speaking of skilled players, good to see Demitra scratched. I thought he might actually play fairly well given that he's running out of chances for the Cup but his play has been disappointing to say the least. I think this is the best lineup we've iced all series.

Absolutely pumped for this one.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby rockalt » Fri May 07, 2010 4:28 pm

trouble wrote:We are not the Red Wings you stupid Fuck


Jesus, just because no one else here seems to agree with the hard-on you have for Hordi, doesn't mean you have to be such a dick about it.

No need for that kind of crap around here.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby mr perfect » Fri May 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Arachnid wrote:
mr perfect wrote:
trouble wrote:Still rather have Hordi in the lineup


Here is the Detroit Red Wings lineup over the past four seasons:

Note how many tough guys they used in the playoffs. Note how Buffalofucker wasn't an issue last year in the playoffs against the Wings. Note that this team has won ten playoff series the last four years, a Stanley Cup and a final appearance. All with a smallish team whose toughest player in the playoffs was Darren McCarty.

Get off the Hordichuk wet dream. He won't help the team beat the Chickenhawks.

:lol:

um..*ahem*...the question is mister smartypants...who will?

Grill'n the Calimari, got the Pale Ale on ice, put'n on the jersey and some rock'n roll to juice me up...BRING IT!

*Everyone please keep the Gin away from Robert 8-)


Boris - You're in a headspace all of your own but since you lived in Coquitlam and I get a laugh from some of your posts, I'll answer that. Bieksa, Edler, Erhoff and O'Brien, that's who. They have to play better, hold their positions in their own zone and not run around when the Chickenhawks forwards cycle the puck in Vancouver's end. They have to emulate the positional play Detroit did in last season's playoffs and how Pittsburgh's defence played in their drive to the Stanley Cup. Remember the Pens D last year was an injured, aging Gonchar, Orpik, Eaton, Scudari, Gill and Letang. The Canucks current D is mediocre at best, especially without Mitchell but Pittsburgh's D last season was only slightly better yet they still won the Cup because they got maximum performance from those players on D. The Canucks need to do the same. Improvement has to come from within.
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby Linden Is God » Fri May 07, 2010 5:27 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am sensing a win tonight. Why? Now I'm not sure if it's like this in any other province, but in Ontario, the caps on Bud Light bottles have NHL team logos on them. Well I went out and picked up a 12 pack for tonight. I started emptying the box, 2 at a time. I only opened half of the box, so I couldn't see the tops of the last 6 bottles. When I got to the last two bottles, what do I pull out? Two, YES TWO, bottles with Canucks logos on them.

Tonight, the Canucks win.
GO CANUCKS GO !!!

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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby Linden Is God » Fri May 07, 2010 5:34 pm

Trouble, where the hell did you get those pics?
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Re: GDT: R2G4 - Canucks host Hawks - 6:30pm - CBC, VS

Postby mr perfect » Fri May 07, 2010 5:35 pm

trouble wrote:
mr perfect wrote:
trouble wrote:Still rather have Hordi in the lineup


Here is the Detroit Red Wings lineup over the past four seasons:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42007.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42008.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42009.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leag ... 42010.html


Note how many tough guys they used in the playoffs. Note how Buffalofucker wasn't an issue last year in the playoffs against the Wings. Note that this team has won ten playoff series the last four years, a Stanley Cup and a final appearance. All with a smallish team whose toughest player in the playoffs was Darren McCarty.

Get off the Hordichuk wet dream. He won't help the team beat the Chickenhawks.


We are not the Red Wings you stupid Fuck


Since your reading comprehension, understanding and listening skills are practically non existent, I'll type slowly and try to put it in crayon to you so you'll understand. In game 5 of last season's playoffs at home against the Chickenhawks, the Canucks tried to goon it with them and lost the game 4-2 by spending time in the penalty box and having Buffalofucker and gang score on the PP. Hordichuk played in that game and it made no difference. In game 3 of this series the Canucks retaliated, put Rypien and O'Brien on the ice and the Chickenhawks still won 5-2. You know what the score would have been with Hordichuk in the lineup? Probably 7-2 'Hawks. The one team who regularly beats Chicago is Detroit and they do it with skill and discipline. Maybe the Canucks should ice their most talented lineup and try to do the same, no?

You should think ( yeah, right) about changing your handle from trouble. Try brick, it's more you.
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