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R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Cornuck » Sun May 15, 2011 10:18 am

Western Conference Finals.... just let that sink in a bit.
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This won't be an easy series, but there's every reason to believe that we can get it done.

We might come out a little flat after the layoff, but this will be a good one, enjoy!


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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby the toucan kid » Sun May 15, 2011 12:52 pm

I hope this goes well...

How about a huge effort tonight to give me some faith boys?
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby BingoTough » Sun May 15, 2011 1:39 pm

The last time the Canucks were here the Internet didn't exist. Not for anybody who wasn't an uber dork anyways.
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Cornuck » Sun May 15, 2011 1:56 pm

BingoTough wrote:The last time the Canucks were here the Internet didn't exist. Not for anybody who wasn't an uber dork anyways.


DVD's weren't around either.

I think that special teams will be the key in this series - we should match pretty evenly in all other categories, but we'll have the edge on the PK and power play.

Fridge is now stocked and I'm eagerly awaiting!
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Linden Is God » Sun May 15, 2011 5:20 pm

MP3's as well.

Intense start to the game.

I'm pumped.

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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby the toucan kid » Sun May 15, 2011 7:15 pm

We can't afford to give them a game we should be winning on our ice and win this series. Not going to say we must come back in the third, but we sure as shit could use it.
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Tiger » Sun May 15, 2011 8:09 pm

the toucan kid wrote:We can't afford to give them a game we should be winning on our ice and win this series. Not going to say we must come back in the third, but we sure as shit could use it.


A great 3rd period comeback.. kudos to Hank , Bieksa and a great game by the 3rd line .. Luongo :( assist on Sharks goal not so good.. Sharks put Boyle and top D against kesler line.. so Sedins came through.. good game
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Linden Is God » Sun May 15, 2011 8:11 pm

Well my thoughts on the game.....

Canucks looked nervous and the Sharks looked confident at first. I really didn't feel good about the game until the 3rd period. I found the Canucks were a different team in the 3rd. Looks like the Sedins are healthy and flying out there. Hopefully they can eat up the slower Sharks D throughout the series. This was an entertaining game and hopefully the whole series will be like that.
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby juggerknot » Sun May 15, 2011 8:16 pm

To me, this was the closest that the Canucks looked like their regular season performance since the first two games of the Chicago series.

Now, Nashville's style of play had a lot to do with that, and it was good to see them able to win more than one type of game, but for entertainment value, nobody's going to be Youtubing highlights from that series in ten years for nostalgic value. (Or whatever has replaced Youtube by then).

I maintained (privately, of course) through the second round that San Jose would be the preferable opponent, and I think it's because the Canucks can play the same style against them that they did when they were at their best during the regular season. High- (and high-quality) possession, offensive pressure, and scoring off the rush when necessary.

Incidentally, did the Canucks get any goals with passes to the trailer on a rush against Nashville? Bieksa's goal is the type that they scored barrels of all season long.

Anyway, great game overall - the score was closer than the play suggested (though not by much) - looking forward to sitting in Section 121 for Game 2!
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Cornuck » Sun May 15, 2011 8:25 pm

juggerknot wrote:To me, this was the closest that the Canucks looked like their regular season performance since the first two games of the Chicago series.


Yes - and a lot of that had to do with the Sedins. Sure Thornton played his game, but it wasn't enough. Where was Heatley? Where was Marleou?

This game, and if the style continues, was all about the Canucks. The 3rd period? C'mon!! AWESOME! We fucking owned that team, and sent a message for the rest of this series.

Our depth will win this series.

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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby juggerknot » Sun May 15, 2011 8:49 pm

Cornuck wrote:Yes - and a lot of that had to do with the Sedins.


Agreed. Henrik still didn't look 100%, but it would appear the rest did him well. Probably a good thing to have the extra day before Game 2 (at least from his standpoint - overall, it probably benefits SJ).
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby dr.dork » Sun May 15, 2011 9:51 pm

BingoTough wrote:The last time the Canucks were here the Internet didn't exist. Not for anybody who wasn't an uber dork anyways.


Thank you, thank you, I take that as a compliment. On the internet since about '88. Before that, uucp, and before that, smoke signals.

And us uber dorks think that was a pretty dominating effort in the third. Had San Jose running around in circles like they were for long stretches in game 7 against Detroit. The effort resulted in some goals for us.

And maybe it is just the way it is going to go for the whole playoffs, but why is it when someone hands the opponents a goal the Sedins are always on the ice and end up with a '-' due to no fault of their own ? And Louie's comments after the game were a bit crazy. Instead of just saying "I screwed up" he goes on to arguing about what a great stick handler he is ? He should have just said "I should have dumped it in the corner rather than passing it up the ice (to Thornton)".
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby dr.dork » Sun May 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Cornuck wrote:Our depth will win this series.


It will be a long series. On paper, the sharks offence is deeper. Our third line was dominant tonight, but the Sharks 3rd line is very very good. Hansen is really, to me, showing why he is the unsung hero on this team. That kid NEVER takes a shift off. And at the trade deadline I was pretty unexcited about Lapierre and Higgins, not that I thought we gave up too much but I thought we didn't need them. They are both big parts of this team.

But anyway, IF we win this series it will be because of our defence and the two-way play of our forwards. And Luongo not handling the puck.
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby Cornuck » Sun May 15, 2011 10:49 pm

dr.dork wrote: And Luongo not handling the puck.


About 10 minutes before 'that' goal, I was thinking about how Luongo has vastly improved with his puck handling. He was playing the better shot and not panicking. But one bad goal? I'm not going to bitch.
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Re: R3G1 - Canucks host Sharks - 5pm - CBC, VS

Postby BingoTough » Sun May 15, 2011 11:53 pm

dr.dork wrote:
BingoTough wrote:The last time the Canucks were here the Internet didn't exist. Not for anybody who wasn't an uber dork anyways.


Thank you, thank you, I take that as a compliment. On the internet since about '88. Before that, uucp, and before that, smoke signals.


What did Google look like back then?!?

I majored in computer science so I'm a card-carrying member of the U.D. club.
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