GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

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GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby Cornuck » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:36 am

The day was started with a classy move by Canucks brass to cancel the game day skate so that the players could attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa.

We're at game 2 of the 5 game road trip - and need to score our first goal. If we're going to let in 2 a game, we better score 3. Simple math.

Bieksa is out with the flu, so Ballard should be back in the lineup. Statistically, Ottawa matches up pretty good with us (but have won their last 4) - so hopefully we'll see a good close game.

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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby Linden Is God » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:13 pm

I hate the Senaturds.

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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby the toucan kid » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:47 pm

Oh look, Luongo can't find the puck once it hits him again.
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby nucklehead_88 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:14 pm

good game for everyone. even Sammy......Taner Glass just said "....he showed alot of balls" on tv hahahaha :lol: classic
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby Linden Is God » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:40 pm

Great bounce back win. Hope they keep it rolling against the Leafs on Saturday. I'm pretty nervous about that game. Leafs are on a long losing streak and something has to give. I'd hate to be a fan of the team the Leafs end their losing streak against.
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby dr.dork » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:58 pm

the toucan kid wrote:Oh look, Luongo can't find the puck once it hits him again.


And the question is whether that is an uncorrectable fatal flaw ? The answer is obviously "no". He didn't have a bad game. I didn't see the second goal, but the bobbling the puck syndrome will end eventually.

PS. The Canucks won and will win most games if Lou can let in <= 2.
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby ClamRussel » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:54 am

dr.dork wrote:I didn't see the second goal


Me either but on the radio they said he had no chance as it was deflected in (either by a stray stick or his own player?).
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby the toucan kid » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:36 am

Me either but on the radio they said he had no chance as it was deflected in (either by a stray stick or his own player?).


No chance. It was a bad cough up by Hamhuis.

And the question is whether that is an uncorrectable fatal flaw ? The answer is obviously "no". He didn't have a bad game. I didn't see the second goal, but the bobbling the puck syndrome will end eventually.


The answer is not an obvious no. I don't think you're understanding what I'm trying to say though. Basically Luongo will be very capable of having good and great games, as a good goalie he will win many, but over the course of a long season, and with the ability of teams to hone in on a weakness over a playoff series, Luongo's flaws are going to continue to come up and frustrate. I just don't see him with his current skill set as a guy who can have a game like Price had the other night because the D has to keep the traffic and chances to the outside for him to succeed.
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby dr.dork » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:11 pm

the toucan kid wrote:The answer is not an obvious no. I don't think you're understanding what I'm trying to say though. Basically Luongo will be very capable of having good and great games, as a good goalie he will win many, but over the course of a long season, and with the ability of teams to hone in on a weakness over a playoff series, Luongo's flaws are going to continue to come up and frustrate. I just don't see him with his current skill set as a guy who can have a game like Price had the other night because the D has to keep the traffic and chances to the outside for him to succeed.


Of course he will frustrate (you), because every time we don't win the cup it will be his fault as far as you're concerned. It is a self fulfilling argument given that only one out of thirty teams win a cup.

He is in the middle of the pack (currently) in terms of any reasonable goalie stat. I will say he will end the season in the top 5.

This reminds me a bit of your "Burrows will never score 28 again" and when Burrows started slow last year you were going on about how he will never have a year even close. Then he winds up with 35. Twins, same thing.

Anyway, we will see where he ends up this year, but my guess is it'll be better than you assume.
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Re: GDT: Canucks @ Ottawa - 4:30 - Snet

Postby the toucan kid » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Of course he will frustrate (you), because every time we don't win the cup it will be his fault as far as you're concerned. It is a self fulfilling argument given that only one out of thirty teams win a cup.

He is in the middle of the pack (currently) in terms of any reasonable goalie stat. I will say he will end the season in the top 5.

This reminds me a bit of your "Burrows will never score 28 again" and when Burrows started slow last year you were going on about how he will never have a year even close. Then he winds up with 35. Twins, same thing.

Anyway, we will see where he ends up this year, but my guess is it'll be better than you assume.


Well okay yes, the object this year is to go for it...

Who cares about the regular season?

The problem is that Luongo is proving to be the same goalie we had last year, and the same goalie who we had the year before. The guy who teams destroy in playoff series because they know exactly how to exploit him. We had past given him the benefit of doubt because of overwork and injury. This year he has not be overworked and has not, as far as I know (aside from the tweak in preseason) been unhealthy. Now he's playing well, and you're right this team is REALLY REALLY good, and will go all through the regular season just fine winning many games, even if Lou is only okay. The problem is that the same OBVIOUS problems that a good, well coached playoff team, of which we will have to face a couple to go deep, will have no trouble noticing and obliterating him because he is so obviously incapable of reacting quick in close.

I separate this from those other instances you draw upon, because this is a guy DECLINING at the other side of his peak, not vying to live up to a fluke or vague potential. There's nothing here to show that Luongo has changed the clear and present and occasionally destructive flaw in his game. We've dominated in the regular season before, we will this year too, but just as the seasons seem to go the same, the playoff results have gone the same to... so what's changed so I can believe Luongo isn't just going to get yanked every other game in the second round?
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