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GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:38 am
by Zamboni Driver
Well, here we go! Time to see what the Canucks look like with their shiny new center.

Expecting Derek Roy to be between Hansen & Higgins, but seeing how AV likes to juggle - who knows?

As usual the morons at NHL.com can't seem to get anything right, no wonder the Eastern media has such bonehead stories about Luongo's contract.
NHL.com cretins wrote:With 10 years and $64 million remaining on his deal, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis was unable to move the veteran goaltender before the deadline. While the Toronto Maple Leaves appeared to be the most interested in Luongo’s services, the contract was simply too much to bear.

"My contract sucks," Luongo said bluntly Wednesday afternoon. "That's what the problem is, and unfortunately it's a big factor in trading me and it's probably why I am still here."
duh, hold on here - how does 10 yrs & $64 mil remaining on a front-end loaded contract = $5.3 mil Cap hit?
(It doesn't - there is only about $40 mil remaining)

And another clunker
More NHL.come stupidity wrote:Alain Vigneault’s club enters Thursday’s action tied with the Minnesota Wild atop the Northwest Division standings at 44 points apiece, although the Wild are technically ahead due to possessing a game in hand.
No, actually VAN & MIN have both played 36 games, they have the tiebreaker in the ROW category. :roll:

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:43 am
by CFP!
Looks like Kassian is back up after we couldn't get Clowe.

Or maybe he is sober now.

Who knows. :drink:

EDIT: Cory, can you stop the first few shots tonight? Please?

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:56 am
by The Brown Wizard
Time to finish a damn check against these pansies. Bieksa was the only one to do that last game and if you don't....prepare to see Cory fishing a few pucks out of his net.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:05 am
by Aaronp18
The Coilers are terrible on the road, lets knock these clowns out of a playoff spot.

Roy with a goal and two apples, team goes 2/5 on the PP.

We win 5-0 tonight.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:01 am
by ORCA
Moving on, Vancouver can do a lot to get themselves in a confident position for the playoffs.

Of 12 games remaining, 4 are against teams currently in playoff positions, and only 2 are against established *sure thing* teams.

Get back to their game. Get the "Dave Nonis doesn't like me" crap out of their heads and move on, hopefully with a healthy team and some substantial distance between them and Minnesota.

Trade deadline is past. Enough Shoulda-coulda-woulda and focus on beating the hell out of EDmonton.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:31 pm
by sagebrush
Looks like (OK, it's a guess) to start the game, we might see:

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Higgins Roy Hansen
Kassian Lapierre Jensen
Sestito Ebbett Pinizotto

Garrison Bieksa
Hamhuis Edler
Barker Tanev.

The giggling juggler takes it from there.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:45 pm
by Topper
So AV is once again the giggling juggler. I was just getting used to him being the stone unable to adapt to game situations.

Carry on.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:56 pm
by sagebrush
The giggling stone?

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:20 pm
by Island Nucklehead
sagebrush wrote:The giggling stone?

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Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:38 pm
by Todd Bersnoozi
Should be an interesting game tonite. The oilers are red hot. They ripped us up a bit last time we faced them. Can the Nucks clip the wings of these youngs guns tonite and give them some payback? Also, the debut of newly acquired centre-man Derek Roy. A bit curious how he'll do tonite.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:48 pm
by Hockey Widow
I expect a fire in the belly of the team tonight. Don't know what that means really but I expect it.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:14 pm
by Benjo
Sounds like Bure is in town.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:21 pm
by Meds
The Oilers top scoring line of Eberle-RNH-Hall is a quick and small unit. If Alberts, Edler, and Bieksa, can step up and flatten a couple of these youngsters tonight early in the game it will slow them down. I think when you have an experienced team coming up against a young group of high flying finesse players the best way to stop them is to physically punish them. Not along the wall, but line them up with an open ice hit or two. Even if you surrender an odd-man rush, if your goalie can bail you out it is worth it. I don't care if the hits are a couple of seconds late and you have to kill 2 minutes for interference. Level those guys and remind them where they are playing now. They got lucky against us last time.....lucky that the team had it's head up Vigneault's ass, and lucky that neither Cory and Lou were ready to start. They waltzed over a VERY depleted Calgary squad, and while I'm sure that looks good on paper for the Oilers, Calgary is hands down the WORST team in the NHL right now.

I say start the 4th line and simply run over these guys, don't even worry about scoring a goal or getting possession. Just grind them into the ice and pound them into the boards for the opening shift. Then dump and chase and hammer their defensemen. Spend the first 5 minutes of the game setting the physical tone.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:35 pm
by Chef Boi RD
The Oilers could be a dangerous team in the playoffs if they make it, they starting to realize how good they can be.

Re: GDT - Coilers @ canucks, 7pm - SN-Pac

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:36 pm
by dhabums
Hockey Widow wrote:I expect a fire in the belly of the team tonight. Don't know what that means really but I expect it.
It is what happens to white people in Mexico.


Let us pay more attention to the post deadline Leaves goaltending status.

.867 sv% & 4.03 GAA.