GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Reefer2 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:48 pm

A must win for Canucks.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:55 pm

Reefer2 wrote:A must win for Canucks.
How come?

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:19 pm

The third line sizzles.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Vpete » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:21 pm

Shut down Higgins and you destroy the Canucks.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:06 pm

I like Salo, but he hasn't been good the last few games.

Nothing wrong with his shot though.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by CrzyCanuck » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:34 pm

The more I watch Schneider plays, the harder for me to see MG trade him.

Wouldn't it be just oh so perfect if we win the Cup this year and ship Luongo to his retirement home near Miami?


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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Hank » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Alberts! Alberts! Alberts!

This is NOT shutdown hockey.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:46 pm

The first line looks better after the shake up.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Jovocop » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:56 pm

clem wrote:The first line looks better after the shake up.
Any line with Higgins is effective. Any line with Raymond is pretty much useless. Moving Raymond off the first line is the smartest decision that AV has made in a while. :lol:

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:12 pm

Raymond tries, but he's about as hard on the puck as a gnat.

I'd like to see the following.

Burrows-Henrik-Kassian/Bitz
Booth-Kesler-Daniel

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Jovocop » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:29 pm

Did Morrow play in this game at all? Besides taking two penalties, he was pretty invisible.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Jovocop » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:32 pm

clem wrote:Raymond tries, but he's about as hard on the puck as a gnat.

I'd like to see the following.

Burrows-Henrik-Kassian/Bitz
Booth-Kesler-Daniel
I know that he tries hard but the Canucks cannot afford to have a boat anchor like him on the top six. If he can't score, he does nothing else. I know he can back check but most of the time he is the one who gives up the puck in the offensive zone.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Reefer2 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:33 pm

clem wrote:
Reefer2 wrote:A must win for Canucks.
How come?
It an inside joke from when I was on the other CC and talking about the BC Lions.

Just a joke because really the game has little effect on the Nucks.

But I like 5 goals and only 2 against.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:41 pm

Some promising signs tonight.

1st line showed some spark. 3rd line remains hot. Schneider.
We were more assertive after loose pucks (especially the D). Though a little loose late in the game.

But ....the 2nd line is still a problem. Kesler showed the frustration.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:38 pm

Nice to see Hank get 3 points tonight. That was not a bad line with Burrows and Lappy. The only problem is that is reduced our 4th line to minimal ice time. Perhaps went eh playoffs start and we have players like Bitz and Reinprecht (sp) we will be able to put together a decent 4th line again. That is if Dank can't go.

I wonder if putting Dank with Kesler and Booth is worth a shot? They have been ice cold since they lost Higgins to the shut down line. I mean Higgins alone has out scored Kesler and Booth combined since the change.

Anyway, nice to see a 5 goal performance especially against the Stars. We have had trouble with them this year so it is encouraging that in such an important game for them we were able to put on that performance.

A word about Luongo. He has matured this year. I don't ever recall him pulling himself because of a nagging injury. For him to put the team first like that and say he just didn't feel right and needed the night off IMHO is huge for a guy with such an ego. Good on him. And Lou, if the neck still hurts tomorrow no problem, let Cory take that one too and get more rest.

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