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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Mondi » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:42 pm

I've seen enough of Luongo for another 7 games.

Can't exactly blame him for the last goal, but he provided zero big saves tonight and didn't make one lick of difference.

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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby nuckster » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:46 pm

wow that was frustrating..
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby rats19 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:48 pm

That pissed me off...
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby clem » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:51 pm

Less pond hockey & more defensive responsibility would be nice.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:52 pm

They played good enough to win but you just knew that Nashville would get one chance and score. Thats at least one blown point. Well at least the goalie controversy is over :D
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Potatoe1 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:56 pm

Bah just the way it goes sometimes... We have been fortunate to win 5 straight and tonight all the puck luck went the other way. Cauncks totally dominate territoriality with 81 pucks directed at the net as opposed to the Preds who were less then half that total.

-Hansen wears the goat Horns, not sure what to say, that was as bout as bad of a defensive error as you will see from that player.

-Sedins with a pretty amazing game, just seemed to wear the Preds out on their shifts. A bit more finish would have been great but it's hard to ask for much more.

-Good bounce back game from Hodgson. Had the first goal and just about put the team ahead again in the 3rd. Worked hard tonight and will need to keep it up to stay in the line up now that the team is healthy.

-Very good game again from the 4th line. I suspected Weise and Volpatti needed a push and mason Raymond seemed to do the trick. Both players were very good, who comes out for Sunday?
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby newcanuckfan » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:58 pm

I missed the first, listened to the second on the radio and watched the third, so the way I took the game in was Iike the play - all over the f'n place.
Pisses me off to give away a point or two. And what's with the odd man rushes and unchecked guys?
The number of chances was good to see and that'll turn to more goals down the road, but scoring 5 on the Preds and losing may be worse than getting shelled by the Hawks. :)
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby newcanuckfan » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:05 pm

Mondi wrote:I've seen enough of Luongo for another 7 games.

Can't exactly blame him for the last goal, but he provided zero big saves tonight and didn't make one lick of difference.

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He came in rusty but I hear ya - still waiting for that Lu to show up this year.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby GoalieDad » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:33 pm

Corb wrote:It was a great shot. But for the life of me, I don't understand how lunging forward on your face is an effective play.

In the words of the great Goaltending Guru, Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Well ya got that right. Sure got that right."
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Benjo » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:20 am

Roy invented the butterfly goaltending style, give Lu a shot with this new snow angel style...which would be great if it was the fifties and noone is using curved sticks...
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Rumsfeld » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:41 am

Benjo wrote:Roy invented the butterfly goaltending style, give Lu a shot with this new snow angel style...which would be great if it was the fifties and noone is using curved sticks...


I think Tretiak was the guy who really revolutionized the butterfly, but yeah, Luongo leaves the entire top half of the net open all the time now and when he slides across he gets WAY too low.

I'm not going to pretend to be any kind of authority on goaltending techniques but something is profoundly wrong with the way Luongo is playing. Schneider looks so much bigger and is so much quicker moving laterally. His reflexes are terrific and he also seems to react to the play way quicker than Lou.

Hopefully Lou can unlearn some of the stuff he started doing last season. His style may have had holes before but it was vastly superior to what he's doing now. Basically if a shooter puts it upstairs and hits the net, it's probably going in on him right now.

We better skullfuck Calgary on Sunday. Like the Preds they'll be coming in desperate.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Meds » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:43 am

One of the most entertaining games I've watched this team play so far this season. Pure domination with the puck. Nashville chased all night and was completely out-classed. Unfortunately the bounces were against us tonight. SO MANY missed opporutnities, and so many pucks went just off the toe or heel of a stick. Oh well.

Defensively we weren't great, but we weren't terrible either. Hansen screwed up fatally in the last 2 minutes and that was all she wrote. A few bad turnovers, and a really unlucky poke check attempt by Bieksa (the guy is really suffering through the new contract curse), and a bad read by Schneider on the first goal were all it took for Nashville to be in this one and finally steal the win.

All 4 lines were great tonight, all of them skating and going hard.

Now to the goaltending.....

Schneider with that bad read and whiff on the dump in, then a bad angle shot that just made it inside the far post. Shoulda had it, but honestly it looked like even Legwand was surprised that his shot found the twine. The second goal was stoppable, but when a goalie reads a player's shot, and then his defenseman shoves the blade of his stick in there at the last second, there isn't much a goalie can do.....he went down early, but clearly he was reading the shooter there and was surprised. The 3rd goal, well whadya gonna do? Weber unloads a one-timer into the top shelf unchallenged from the top of the faceoff circle.....no goalie is gonna stop that unless it knocks the wind out of him when it hits him in the chest. Right before that Schneider made a HUGE glove save on a one-timer from the point. He still should have had that first one though.

Luongo came in and I gotta say, I was pulling for him. He made a couple good stops, looked bad on that breakaway by Smith, yes he stopped it, but he read glove side and Smith tried 5-hole and hit him as he dropped. Still he made the save. So I was really pulling for him, because hey, if Vigneault is going to play the hot goalie, then having Lou is great if it means he's going to sit when he craters. Well that was short lived. He looked small in net on Tootoo's goal, I mean, can you at least stick your leg out and TRY to get that puck that's along the ice? He was on his belly on the tying goal.....not sure what he is EVER hoping to stop with that belly-flop shit! Yes the winner was a good pass, and Hansen shit the bed on the back-check, but again, coming across and laying down on his belly.....gimme a fucking break! Lunge for it, try staying upright as you come across the net. Something, but no more laying down like that. Luongo get's the L hung on him tonight and deservedly so. You can't come into a game down 3-1, watch your team score 4 straight goals, and then shit the bed and give up 3 straight goals for the loss......especially when you are making $10M this year!!!!!

I was so amped watching this team own the puck and make the Pred's defense turn in circles. I was suddenly getting really excited for Canuck's hockey again this year.....enter Luongo. Sigh.

At least our offense is looking sharp, and Kesler going over the top of the net was worth a laugh.

Moving on to Sunday now.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Kel » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:08 am

I looked at the replays. Luongo fell on his stomach only after he saw the puck went in, on both goals. Still, it looked pretty bad and was completely unnecessary.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Mr.Miyagi » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:04 am

Very dissapointed in the goal tending by both Lou and Schneider. 6 Goals on 20 shots? Yikes!

Playing against Nashville is usually a bore but last night sure wasn't. I have to admit when it was tied up in the third, and the Canucks were dominating, I was just waiting for Nashville to score an oppourtunistic goal to win it.

Horrible gaffs by Hansen and Bieksa on the winning and tying goals. Hansens was obvious but Bieksa left the ice to change on a PK while leaving Burrows alone on a 3-on-1 in his own end. Very weird.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Predators | Dec 1 @ 7pm | SNET-VAN (HD),

Postby Listercat » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:56 am

For a Preds game this one was completely upside down. Both Coaches had to be shaking their heads.

Cory came down to earth although he did not play poorly.

The PK was not good in this game. MM had two chances to clear the puck before the Weber blast. Positioning and puck pursuit was a step slow.

Hammer had more mistakes in this game than he's had all season.

As Pot said, they dominated territorially, especially the Sedin line. Anyone who calls the Sedins "soft" needs to actually watch a game and see how strong they are on the puck.

The 4th line was strong primarily because Lappy was skating miles and being a dog on the puck.

Luongo looks to me to have lost confidence. The "desperation" dive seems to be a move born of panic rather than a planned part of his repitoire. Rummy alluded to the apparent "size" in net difference between Luo and Cory and it is apparent in their play.

Cody with a smart players play on his goal and came close to connecting on another. The kid is coming along fine. His "board" play will improve as he gains confidence and gets a better grasp of the game speed.
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