"He slashed my hands and I couldn't make the move I wanted," Stalberg said. "I think it was pretty clear it fit the definition of a penalty shot."
Benjo wrote:2 consecutive Canucks/Hawks games now without a single PP. I guess the Hawks are the cleanest team in the league.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:I don't have a huge problem with Ballard's hit. It wasn't clipping at all... but I wonder if the league is going to frown on those type of hits where a guy leads with his ass at a high speed instead of just sticking out his hip.
dbr wrote:Benjo wrote:2 consecutive Canucks/Hawks games now without a single PP. I guess the Hawks are the cleanest team in the league.
Fifth least times shorthanded in the league. Other than that clown Carcillo (who is done for the year) they don't have too many guys that put them shorthanded very often.
porp wrote:Booth complements Kesler well, but Higgins didn't have a great game. I'm gonna have to watch more frequently before commenting further.
Cody got pwned a couple of conspicuous times (once by Hossa - compared to CoHo, Hossa's GINARMO-HUGE), but speed definitely kills - Raymond coming back on Toews early in the 2nd comes to mind.
CoHo's small (and because of stumpy legs, less than quickest) but thick; without someone like Raymond, I think that his weaknesses would be more evident. He's ok muddling in the offensive boards, but I think that he doesn't have the physiology to be a great two-way center in today's NHL.
CoHo needs to either learn shiftiness and finesse a la Larionov or go the "Fight Club" route and try being MIke Peca balls-be-damned-scary. Or even better, a healthy mix of the two.
Uncle dans leg wrote:My take on the game is that we we're outplayed for large parts and gave up way too many good scoring chances. Schneider gets the praise, even from the never-one-to compliment Johnathan Toews.
Anyone else notice how effective Kieth is against the Sedins? Its like he can read their frickin minds!!! The Sedins both rank him as the best D-man in the NHL( probably because he seems to break up all their telepathic passes).
Our defensive zone coverage is aweful right now and we better hope the boys sort that out quick or the Wings will feast on the bobbling pucks.
Bolland is Rat Bastard #2 behind King of the Rats Marchand. (anybody catch him goading on Chris Niel last night from the bench while hiding behind Thorton?)
All in all, a lucky win but we did play with some serious determination particularly in the overtime and deserved the win. I cant wait for the Red Wings on Thursday. That December game was one of the best all year and if its half as good tomorrow then I'll be a happy boy.
Except the one shift in OT which turned out to be the game winner.
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