Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

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Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Zamboni Driver » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:46 pm

Time to take a bite out of the floundering Sharks!

Ballard back in, Alberts out



CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

Chris Higgins - Mason Raymond - Jannik Hansen

David Booth - Maxim Lapierre - Zack Kassian

Tom Sestito - Jordan Schroeder - Dale Weise

Dan Hamhuis -
Jason Garrison

Alexander Edler - Christopher Tanev

Keith Ballard - Cam Barker


SHARKS

Bracken Kearns - Joe Thornton - Logan Couture

Joe Pavelski - Patrick Marleau - Tim Kennedy

Ryane Clowe - Scott Gomez - James Sheppard

Adam Burish - Michal Handzus - Andrew Desjardins


Brad Stuart - Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Dan Boyle - Matt Irwin

Douglas Murray - Jason Demers


Injured: Martin Havlat (lower body), Tommy Wingels (undisclosed), Brent Burns (lower body)

Scratched: TJ Galiardi, Justin Braun


Notes: Havlat, who left Saturday's 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators late in the second period, did not travel with the Sharks for their two-game road trip, which concludes in Calgary on Wednesday. … Kearns was called up from Worcester of the American Hockey League and will play just his sixth NHL game in an eight-season professional career. It also will be his first game in his hometown of Vancouver, where his dad, Dennis, played 677 NHL games as a Canucks defenseman from 1971-81.
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Meds » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:51 pm

I would rather he just use that 4th line as an energy line and put Schroeder on the 3rd line to be a setup man with Booth and Kassian. Of course Vigneault can't seem to deal with having a 3rd line that is more geared for scoring than playing shutdown hockey. Oddly enough the most exciting team we've seen in Vancouver in the last few years was when we were going strong with 3 lines contributing on the scoreboard and a fourth line that would grind it out, eat minutes, and play at least somewhat responsibly. Then he got Pahlsson and the team floundered, ultimately backing into the President's Trophy and bowing out in 5 playoff games.
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Zamboni Driver » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:03 pm

Meds wrote:I would rather he just use that 4th line as an energy line and put Schroeder on the 3rd line to be a setup man with Booth and Kassian. Of course Vigneault can't seem to deal with having a 3rd line that is more geared for scoring than playing shutdown hockey. Oddly enough the most exciting team we've seen in Vancouver in the last few years was when we were going strong with 3 lines contributing on the scoreboard and a fourth line that would grind it out, eat minutes, and play at least somewhat responsibly. Then he got Pahlsson and the team floundered, ultimately backing into the President's Trophy and bowing out in 5 playoff games.


I would agree, although IMO having the 4th line as a checking line rather than an "energy line" might be the way to go. Instead of having the 4th line just to run around and try to hit people, some more big wingers in the top 3 lines to deliver the body on every shift, and have the 4th line as the checking/PK line. Unfortunately Manny's injury took him out of the picture in that role
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby DonCherry4PM » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:09 pm

Meds wrote:Of course Vigneault can't seem to deal with having a 3rd line that is more geared for scoring than playing shutdown hockey.


Doesn't matter how much he tries to adapt to that offense-first style, his natural state is boring-as-hell shutdown hockey.

Agreed re. Schroeder. But that would be displacing a plug for a kid with potential - we all know how that that story ends...

As for tonight, hope Ballard can play well enough to stay in the line-up. (i.e. the perfect game)
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:15 pm

DonCherry4PM wrote:
Meds wrote:Of course Vigneault can't seem to deal with having a 3rd line that is more geared for scoring than playing shutdown hockey.

Doesn't matter how much he tries to adapt to that offense-first style, his natural state is boring-as-hell shutdown hockey.


I know, he's like Jacques Lemaire's younger brother. I hated it when we shutdown hockeyed our way to two straight seasons of being the top scoring team in the league.
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:21 pm

Zamboni Driver wrote:Keith Ballard - Cam Barker


:shock:

OMG now he’s trying to get Ballard killed!

THINK, if you’re the opposition you run that pairing mercilessly.

Neither one of them is very bright and neither likes to get hit, both would rather just give the puck away!

The Bad: 7-3 Sharks, Ballard taken off the ice on a stretcher

The Good: AV gets fired and replaced with Lindy Rupp, Ballard taken off the ice on a stretcher

The Ugly: A certain you-know-wot screams “1-4 in last 5, FIRE GILLIS!!!” for 2 full days….
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:58 pm

Strangelove wrote:
The Ugly: A certain you-know-wot screams “1-4 in last 5, FIRE GILLIS!!!” for 2 full days….


CONTINUES to scream Fire Gillis for another two days....where is mr happy anyway? He totally missed out on the baltardfest ?
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:04 pm

I STOLE THIS:

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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:05 pm

ukcanuck wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
The Ugly: A certain you-know-wot screams “1-4 in last 5, FIRE GILLIS!!!” for 2 full days….


CONTINUES to scream Fire Gillis for another two days....where is mr happy anyway? He totally missed out on the baltardfest ?


He's under heavy sedation....
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby rats19 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:08 pm

Slo has a migrain.
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby damonberryman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:27 pm

rats19 wrote:Slo has a migrain.


This game is more depressing than death
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby wafflecombine » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:32 pm

Sigh...special Ed has showed up again. How many more retard moments are we going to allow Edler before AV does something more than deny him milk and cookies before bed? Bloody brutal
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:39 pm

Strangelove wrote:
ukcanuck wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
The Ugly: A certain you-know-wot screams “1-4 in last 5, FIRE GILLIS!!!” for 2 full days….


CONTINUES to scream Fire Gillis for another two days....where is mr happy anyway? He totally missed out on the baltardfest ?


He's under heavy sedation....


I doubt it. Crack is a stimulant.
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:11 pm

So Schroeder moves the puck well enough to play on our first PP unit but he gets stuck playing on the 4th line.

Booth might actually be able to use his speed effectively if he had a centre that could hit him in stride. Right now all he can do is push the puck forward and forecheck after it.

Lappy is an elite 4th line centre at best, switch him and Schroeder please.
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Re: Mar 5 Sharks @ Canucks S-Pac - 7pm

Postby Jovocop » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:24 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:So Schroeder moves the puck well enough to play on our first PP unit but he gets stuck playing on the 4th line.

Booth might actually be able to use his speed effectively if he had a centre that could hit him in stride. Right now all he can do is push the puck forward and forecheck after it.

Lappy is an elite 4th line centre at best, switch him and Schroeder please.


You can be sure that they are not trying to trade Schroeder away. No "Coho" treatment! :lol:
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