GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by RoyalDude » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:04 pm

When 3 of your defenseman have the names Ballard, Sulzer and Alberts, that just ain't good at all.
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by newcanuckfan » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:23 pm

RoyalDude wrote:When 3 of your defenseman have the names Ballard, Sulzer and Alberts, that just ain't good at all.
Meh, Ballard's OK by me, still not high level top 4, but 4.5 on this team. He's appreciably better and more consistent than last year.

The other two, well...when you feel better that Rome is coming back, that says it all. Pretty clear after this road trip that MG will be looking for a depth D and a depth forward as insurance.

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Benjo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:37 pm

Meh it is what it is.

Thursday's game could be ugly. 4th game in 6 nights 2 of which are against Boston and Boston of the west, the St. Louis Blues who are on a tear right now. It will be a good test for the boys but I will forgive them if they lose, fingers crossed for no more injuries.

Not thrilled with the scheduler on this trip.

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Zamboni Driver » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:51 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:We looked tired in the third. But the twins looked like men against boys but no finish. It is frustrating to watch them blow 3, 2 goal leads like that but getting the SO win is important.
At least Schneider can win SO games. :?
The other two, well...when you feel better that Rome is coming back, that says it all. Pretty clear after this road trip that MG will be looking for a depth D and a depth forward as insurance.
Pretty hard to get something without giving up, unless you want to trade picks. :|
All the trade scenarios I've seen here seem to involve packaging up a bunch our depth players (Hodgson, Schneider, Raymond etc) for a decent player, which reduces our depth.
Otherwise if we're trading for a 12th forward or a 7th D man, what's the point?

With Booth & Rome coming back things should be better.
Hopefully we'll get Ebett, Volpatti & Salo back for the playoffs.
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by dhabums » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:53 pm

RoyalDude wrote:When 3 of your defenseman have the names Ballard, Sulzer and Alberts, that just ain't good at all.
Even worse when none of them was the worst on the ice.

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Strangelove » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:04 pm

dhabums wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:When 3 of your defenseman have the names Ballard, Sulzer and Alberts, that just ain't good at all.
Even worse when none of them was the worst on the ice.
Agreed.

This team needs a break.

Agree with Benjo about the sched... although said sched looks good for March/April.

Take the Blues to win on Thursday.
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Listercat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:21 pm

Actually Ballard, Sulzer and AA were even or better tonight. KB3 was -1 did not have a very good game especially early on. The goats in this one were the Sedins, not because they did not score, but because they were on ice for 2 against. Shifts were too long and they were gassed. Two really bad changes allowed the Lightning to come back.

Another solid game by Schneids and the 4th line played very well.
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by RoyalDude » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:35 pm

Listercat wrote:Actually Ballard, Sulzer and AA were even or better tonight.
Oh yeah, I expect the terrific trio of Ballard, Sulzer and Alberts to be lights out every game.
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by LotusBlossom » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:36 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Take the Blues to win on Thursday.
Blues the BEST home team in the NHL. They are going to be hard to be at Scott Trade.

2nd Row by the Canucks bench, there with a colleague! GO CANUCKS GO!

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by dhabums » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:53 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Take the Blues to win on Thursday.
Blues the BEST home team in the NHL. They are going to be hard to be at Scott Trade.

2nd Row by the Canucks bench, there with a colleague! GO CANUCKS GO!

See ya Thursday Peeps!... or at least look for me on the tube. ;)
With everything adding up to a poor effort by the Canucks at the end of a trip against the Blues, Steen is out with a concussion. That's like starting the game with a 2 goal lead.

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by dhabums » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:03 am

March onward.

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:54 am

Well, the team has show resiliency after playing a couple of bad games. They have also shown that they can get up for meaningful games. I expect they bring their A game and want to make the statement they are the best tam in the West.
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Per » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:36 am

dhabums wrote:March onward.

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One thing I've never understood about the NHL, why do they write the home team last?
It's very confusing. :?

Is it another one of those things like refusing to use the metric system or the same temperature scale as everyone else? :eh:

(I was going to say customs and tarifs codification as well, but double checked and it seems the US adopted the international standard in 1989)
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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by KeyserSoze » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:16 am

Per wrote: One thing I've never understood about the NHL, why do they write the home team last?
It's very confusing. :?

Is it another one of those things like refusing to use the metric system or the same temperature scale as everyone else? :eh:
NFL, MLB, NBA...all list the home team last

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Re: GDT: Jan 10: Canucks @ Lightning - 4:30pm SNet-P

Post by Knucklehead » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:23 am

It's shorthand for: "Edmonton at Vancouver" how we say it in English.

Otherwise we would have to say: "Vancouver playing at home with Edmonton visiting" which would be quite awkward.

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