Meds wrote:To everyone bitching about the Canuck's getting zero powerplays.....
Last game, Vancouver didn't play short-handed, in fact they weren't called for any penalties, and the Islander's were the recepient's of several penalties. And yes, every PP was earned by the Canucks.
Obviously the Blackhawk's, with their style of play, can pretty much be called for something almost every shift.....they are a chippy team. So yes, the Canuck's getting no PP's is BS. However, the scoreboard alone tells the story that the Canuck's didn't earn it tonight.....hell, they surrendered 5 unanswered goals. This team's achilles heel? Simple, when it's not working and they can't fight through it they completely fail to try something else. There is just a lack of a sparkplug in this engine right now. Last year Torres, as woeful as he could be, provided that energy at certain times. This year it's Volpatti or Weiss that have to do it, and they can't. The Canuck's just aren't mean enough.
Tiger wrote:Sounds like the whining crew is out in full force on the board tonight .. nobody bitched about the Canucks getting most of the penalty breaks the last time these 2 teams played .. Agree with the comments of Blob.. would have liked to see Canucks resign Torres.. He brought energy and toughness that this years edition is sadly lacking.. Kessler/Burrows line isn't setting the world on fire.. Sedins ok but nothing from 3 other lines.. Sad that AV wasted 2 games with bad goaltending decisions.. Playing Luongo on b2 backs then putting in an ice cold Schneider this game..
Tiger wrote: Sad that AV wasted 2 games with bad goaltending decisions.. Playing Luongo on b2 backs then putting in an ice cold Schneider this game..
Rumsfeld wrote:T-BONE wrote:Schneider has looked awful on the last 2 goals but unless he posts a shutout every night, it seems impossible for him to win since our offense has provided him next to no goal support. Now I know how Lu felt in the finals
It's tough to come in after watching from the bench for two weeks and play a team like the Hawks.You guys are bedwetters. The Hawks are a wicked team.
That's rich coming from the guy with the yellowest sheets in the city. The Hawks aren't the first team to torch us this year. I'm sorry if .500 hockey 25% of the way through the season from a healthy President's Trophy winner and Stanley Cup Finalist isn't setting my world on fire.
tantalum wrote:Kesler needs to start contributing in some manner 5-on-5. I don't expect him to be lights out for several more weeks but he is doing nothing. Actually he is doing something...killing the guys playing next to him on any given night.