GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Mondi » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:16 pm

I think these first three games have show that Vancouver really misses Ryan Kesler and Christian Erhoff.

They still look pretty good, they look like they can handle any team. But the dynamic skating and speed through the neutral zone (particularly on the PP) is missing without those two players.

As I have said a few times, the return of Kesler will help a lot. However, if Luongo continues to gradually decline in skill and speed he will become a bigger and bigger problem as time goes by. One would hope, that these first two games are merely his usual slow start rather than being indicative of a systemic problem.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Rudypoo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:20 pm

Mondi wrote:I think these first three games have show that Vancouver really misses Ryan Kesler and Christian Erhoff.
But the dynamic skating and speed through the neutral zone (particularly on the PP) is missing without those two players.


Meh, offense hasn't been the problem.

Also, I would give Luongo more credit for that Jagr save if he hadn't put himself in such a poor position by failing to cover the puck in the first place. A save is a save for sure, but he has way too many of those "hot potatoe" moments that end up in the back of the net.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:31 pm

What a mess of a game!

On the good side:
Some great play by Higgins and Hodgson in the offensive zone.
Luongo makes a great leg save, albeit after he gives up another easy rebound.
Burrows is playing with maximum heart and effort.

On the bad side:
Alberts is an adventure when he pinches.
Every Philadelphia possession in the Canucks' zone is a fire drill.
Sturm can't get the puck out and covers no-one... I don't think he'll be a good fit on the bottom six.

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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Potatoe1 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:39 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:Some great play by Higgins and Hodgson in the offensive zone.
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Yup, Hodgson and Higgins are still looking miles better then Sami and Sturm. Right now a second line of Higgens, Kesler, and Hodgson would be very solid IMO.

Sammy should stay in the line up for the power play but Sturm has basically been a liability.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Hank » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:43 pm

Is Sammy exempt from the system? Does anyone know what he's doing out there? Geez.

At least we have a new cool new Triple H line. Higgens Hodgson Hansen.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby newcanuckfan » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:53 pm

I honestly don't know what I'm watching - it's like a pre-season playoff game in an alternate universe. Sloppy, brilliant, back to sloppy. Not sure if I should be happy with the battling back, or pissed at the black hole-like lapses.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:53 pm

Hank wrote:At least we have a new cool new Triple H line. Higgens Hodgson Hansen.


Other than the Sedins, they do seem to be the most prepared to play today.

I'm going to call them the "preparation" line.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby the Dogsalmon » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:56 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Hank wrote:At least we have a new cool new Triple H line. Higgens Hodgson Hansen.


Other the Sedins, they do seem to be the most prepared to play today.

I'm going to call them the "preparation" line.




next thing ya know Hockey Widow will start talking about sandpaper...
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby newcanuckfan » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:01 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Hank wrote:At least we have a new cool new Triple H line. Higgens Hodgson Hansen.


Other than the Sedins, they do seem to be the most prepared to play today.

I'm going to call them the "preparation" line.


Apt name....feels good on the hole.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby dbr » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:11 pm

Wow, the Canucks are getting all sorts of chances to tie it up.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby darren » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Strangelove wrote:Ahhh Bobby Clarke, Canadian icon, we'd have the Cup by now if we hired him instead of Gillis.


You mean Bobby Clarke, the guy who built the team that finished dead last in 2007? That Bobby Clarke?

Well, at least we'd have Steve Bernier locked up! :lol:
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby dbr » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:15 pm

If we were going to pull the goalie the minute the penalty expired, I don't understand why we didn't pull him earlier in order to get a two man advantage?
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Rudypoo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:22 pm

I'm sure I'll change my tune in March but...this loss doesn't really bother me.

The Canucks didn't deserve the win, and BS efforts like that just aren't going to cut it over the long haul. The players need to remember it, and this gives AV ammo down the road.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Potatoe1 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:24 pm

Bad defensive coverage, bad goaltending, bad line combos, bad effort early.

Kind of the storey tonight and through the first 3 games.
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Re: GDT: Oct 12 - Canucks at Flyers - 4:30 PM - TSN, RIS

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:37 pm

I really didn't like that game. Watching it was like having sandpaper rubbed over my eye balls.

But I do like the PH3 line.
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