Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Per » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:43 am

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Boy, Canucks seem to play like dogs vs weaker teams like wild, but play like champs vs Hawks/Caps. It's good to know we can beat the stronger teams I guess. :P

And the good news is that the weaker teams will not make the playoffs! :D
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby newcanuckfan » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:34 am

So it seems they were headed in the right direction after the loss to the Blues (as Henrik said in his post-game that night!).

We could say it's coincidence, but Henrik and the rest of the 'leadership group" do seem to have a very strong sense of the team's identity. I mean, it makes sense they should, but it's nice to think the locker room is truly on the same page.

Anyway...great to see the special teams working so well. This is critical for more than just the game results last night, since I'm thinking it points to an overall return to the discipline and focus they had for much of last season.

The D....well....let's just say Roberto kept them in it in the second period. While I was watching it felt like the Hawks had a lot of chances, but then when you look at the Ice Tracker on the nhl site, the down low shots and chances the Hawks had were downright scary.

Speaking of the D - Bieksa kept his head above water this game, so hopefully he's finally getting his land legs.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:44 am

A few comments;

The 'Hawk defence is devastated. Montador and O'Donnell are not Campbell and Keith. With those two gone (Campbell by trade, Keith by injury), there is no mobility or passing left on the defence. The lack of mobility was especially noticeable on their PK. The Blackhawk's forwards speed and transition game is neutered by the the the inept defence.

Nice pass by Cody on Booth's goal. You folks did notice who he beat with that pass? Great play by Booth to separate himself from Bolland and get two good shots.

Amazing what happens when you put shots on net instead of three feet wide hoping for a tip back into the net.

Luongo, belched and farted but Lady Luck kept it from getting stinky.

Rome, the goat on a couple of the poor officiating calls (bad calls were both ways) so his goal was a sweetener.

Edler and Hanhuis are separating themselves from the rest of the Canuck defending class. Saw both the great and the terrible in Ballard's game, but more good than bad. Hopefully warm knuckles will get the synapses firing in KB3's head.

Did Carcillo get ten for his comments in August?

So you want to substitute toughness for speed, have a good look at the Blackhawks last night.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby old calamari » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:14 am

the canucks can get under the skin of guys like carcillo and eager. makes you wonder what GMs like bowman and tambelini are thinking . anyways good beatdown love it. kane is such a little bitch i counted 2 blatent dives from him and when he hit a sedin from behind he runs and hides behind seabrook. the reffs feeling sorry for the hawks in the 3rd no penalty on too many men fuk give me a break.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Potatoe1 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 am

Despite their terrible start the Canucks have seved up 2 very entertaining and impressive wins over top teams this season. Lends a lot of credibility to the belief that most of this teams problems come down to effort.

-So after getting pounded physically by the Canucks in last years playoff, Chicago goes out an adds some perifial toughness in the form of Jamal Mayers and Dan Carcillo. What happens,,, Carcillo talks shit then spends the whole game taking dumb penalties and Mayers does nothing other then get pounded by Bieksa.

-Loved Hank being a douche and giving Crawford not one but two snow showers. I can tell the Sedins are very intimidated by this tough now Chicago team (smile).

-Biggest positive on the night had to be Hamhuis looking great on the first unit power play. I didn't think he had the creativity to play there and perhaps he doesn't, but if he can be effective in that spot then what a bonus. That would Allow the Canucks to move Salo to the second unit which give that group a solid foundation with Salo, Hodgson, and Booth, and it further diminishes the impact when Sami misses games. Dan had 37 points in his second year but seemed to lose power play time after that. Perhaps there is some untapped potential there.

-Hodgson with another good game. 2 points, 4 or 5 good scoring chances, and no noticeable defensive errors. A good game over all, unfortunately however I don't see AV giving that 3rd line much ice time with Ebbett in that spot. Hopefully Burrows gets back so Hansen can drop down and make the unit more serviceable.

-Aaron Rome may not be a great player, but his defensive game is sound and with Salo out, and Bieksa failing, the Canucks have been desperate for someone like that in their line up. I still don't understand the decisions to put him on the power play but I guess you cant argue with the results.

-Great to see Booth get the monkey off his back, hopefully he can now relax a bit and just play. The guy is far too talented to go 13 games without scoring.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:16 am

Potatoe1 wrote:I don't see AV giving that 3rd line much ice time with Ebbett in that spot.

Ebbett played near two minutes of PK time, had 4 shots, a hit, a blocked shot and a take away, he he played a steady fourth line game. Your criticism is as misguided as your agenda.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:21 am

Topper wrote:Did Carcillo get ten for his comments in August?


Interesting point. Maybe they were going to give Hordichuk one as well for him comments in the summer except he didn't give them enough time to. Done after his second shift. 8-)

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:25 am

old calamari wrote:the canucks can get under the skin of guys like carcillo and eager. makes you wonder what GMs like bowman and tambelini are thinking . anyways good beatdown love it. kane is such a little bitch i counted 2 blatent dives from him and when he hit a sedin from behind he runs and hides behind seabrook. the reffs feeling sorry for the hawks in the 3rd no penalty on too many men fuk give me a break.


They're thinking "Hey look, the Bruins just won a cup with toughness".

Unfortunately misguided for them because if the Canucks weren't so banged up they would have made the Bruins pay on the power play. Would have been a totally different outcome as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Listercat » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:50 am

Carcillo is a joke but he fits in with some of the other pukes on that team, namely Kane and Bolland.
Good on Rome for smearing his face around for running Luongo.
Roberto must have had a Neidemeyer flashback on that first goal.
Cody is quietly showing his offensive capabilities.

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Potatoe1 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:59 am

Topper wrote:
Potatoe1 wrote:I don't see AV giving that 3rd line much ice time with Ebbett in that spot.

Ebbett played near two minutes of PK time, had 4 shots, a hit, a blocked shot and a take away, he he played a steady fourth line game. Your criticism is as misguided as your agenda.


You mean he was steady after his disastrous play on the winning goal the night before? Or perhaps steady after his 2 goals in the past 50ish NHL games.

Ebbett was fine last night, but as I said, I don't see AV giving that line much time with out a stronger 2-way player in Ebbetts spot (i.e. Hansen, Higgens, etc). As has been noted, Cody isn't any better then average in his own zone and Malholtra is way off his game.

Throw a fringe player like Ebbett and the line does not look like one that will be particularly effective.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:22 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:Cody isn't any better then average in his own zone

Yes, I noted his horrible give away along the boards in his own zone in the third last night that lead to a tired out icing call. (smile)

It was good to see him play a very simple chip and chase game when he got more than 3 minutes of ice time once the game was decided in the third.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Potatoe1 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:36 pm

Topper wrote:
Potatoe1 wrote:Cody isn't any better then average in his own zone

Yes, I noted his horrible give away along the boards in his own zone in the third last night that lead to a tired out icing call. (smile)

It was good to see him play a very simple chip and chase game when he got more than 3 minutes of ice time once the game was decided in the third.


LOL you are funny.

Cody having 4 points in the last 4 games must just be killing you inside.

Sometimes you just have to let it go Topper. :drink:
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Potatoe1 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:39 pm

Strangelove wrote:.


I wish your Vancouver Canucks could beat the piss outta your Chicago Bastardhawks

... but they can't.



Bieksa seems to disagree.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby ukcanuck » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:21 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Topper wrote:Did Carcillo get ten for his comments in August?


Interesting point. Maybe they were going to give Hordichuk one as well for him comments in the summer except he didn't give them enough time to. Done after his second shift. 8-)

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just wanted to see that again somethings never get old... :mex:
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:23 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:LOL you are funny.

Cody having 4 points in the last 4 games must just be killing you inside.

Sometimes you just have to let it go Topper. :drink:

As funny as your 4-5 good scoring chances comment?

As funny as the silence I read on Daniel's goal? Yeah, he popped a gimme into and open net.....

If Cody does well and can help the team, great, but until he can play the defensive side of the game, he's not fooling me.
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