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GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby donlever » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:40 am

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One of the big, bad group that many Canuck fans are leary of come playoff time. Also one of the reasons that young Cody was dealt for younger Zack in an effort to balance our lineup. Coming off a waxing of the Oilers last night so hopefully the first home game following a road trip syndrome is offset by the fact the Blues travelled after last nights game.

Should be a good one.

NHL.COM PREVIEW


EXCERPT: First place is on the line as the Canucks and Blues battle for the top spot in the League as well as first place the Western Conference. The Canucks come in with a one-point lead over the Blues in the standings, 88 points to 87.

Vancouver is looking for a split of the four-game season series. The Blues won the first two contests but the Canucks edged St. Louis 3-2 in overtime in their last meeting on Jan. 12. Alexandre Burrows and Jason Arnott each had a pair of goals in that game.


INJURIES: The Blues are without Alex Steen, Matt D'Agostini, and Kris Russell all with concussion-like symptoms and Jamie Langenbrunner, who's out with broken foot … For Vancouver, Keith Ballard (concussion), Andrew Ebbett (collarbone surgery) and Aaron Volpatti (shoulder surgery) are out indefinitely.

HOT: Andy McDonald has five goals in his last eight games. … Alex Edler leads the Canucks defensive corps in scoring with 41 points on the season (eight goals, 33 assists)

HISTORY: Since entering the NHL, the St. Louis Blues have employed some of the greatest players in history. Such old-time hockey heroes as Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, Glenn Hall and Jacques Plante helped give the team its start. Later, stars such as Brett Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Dale Hawerchuk and Peter Stastny also would spend time in St. Louis. Legendary architects Lynn Patrick and Emile Francis once ran the Blues, and championship team builders Cliff Fletcher and Jimmy Devellano had stints on the St. Louis hockey staff. Coaches include Stanley Cup champions Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour and Jacques Demers.

The Blues enjoyed some team success, too, reaching the Cup finals in the first three seasons out of the expansion bracket. From 1979-80 through 2003-04, the club reached the playoffs 25 consecutive times yet the team still seeks its first Stanley Cup title after 45 seasons.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby rats19 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:52 am

Nice to see u leves, It just is.....
4-3 nucks regulation.

Pahlsson, kickassian & mag if he plays all with 1 pt.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby Listercat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:26 am

Hitch has this team playing well and with confidence. At least Steen is not in the lineup but the Canucks will have to battle in this one. No coasting boys....
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby Strangelove » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:40 am

WARNING: I have dubbed David Booth “KISS” (Kid In Savior’s Service)

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McDonald - Backes - Oshie ............................. DANK - HANK - BANK
Perron - Berglund - Stewart .............................. KISS - KESS - KASS
Sobotka - Arnott - Porter ............................ HIGGS - PAHLS - HANS
Crombeen - Nichol - Reaves ........................ MANNY - LAPPY - WEISY

Colaiacovo - APietrangelo ....................................... HUIS - JUICE
Jackman - Shattenkirk ............................................ EDDI - SAMI
Huskins - Polak ......................................................... AR - CT

Elliot ........................................................................ LOU


Okay SONMOND aka MAYRAY is prolly in for Weise but a guy can dream....



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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby donlever » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:53 am

...thought I had read that Elliot starts tonight.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby Strangelove » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:56 am

donlever wrote:...thought I had read that Elliot starts tonight.


right you are... words to you in other thread... GOOD TO SEE YOU... gotta run....
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby clem » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:01 am

St Louis & Phoenix provide opportunities to see how the new roster measures up. Hope the guys bring it for the game tonight.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby mathonwy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:52 am

Who would have thunk it. St. Louis competing for the President's Trophy.

The Central Division is absolutely stacked (poor CBJ).
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby dbr » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:15 am

Strangelove wrote:Image


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Nice find, doc.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby coco_canuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 pm

Per Dan Murphy, Gragnani will be in for Tanev tonight and will see time on the second unit PP.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby clem » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:40 pm

Looking forward to the audition by MAG.

Not an easy opponent for his trial run. Thought AV's conservative streak might be an obstacle.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby donlever » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:09 pm

coco_canuck wrote:Per Dan Murphy, Gragnani will be in for Tanev tonight and will see time on the second unit PP.




...providing that we get a power play of course.

Should be a great game, really looking forward to this one which is rare at this time of year when I'm basically waiting for the first few days of April.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby coco_canuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:51 pm

donlever wrote:Should be a great game, really looking forward to this one which is rare at this time of year when I'm basically waiting for the first few days of April.


Going to more games this season or still waiting for playoffs?
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby donlever » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:56 pm

coco_canuck wrote:
donlever wrote:Going to more games this season or still waiting for playoffs?


Seen Pens, Wings, Sharks and Flames.

Probably won't go again until post season.

If I did...

....maybe the Jets, maybe the Habs.

Maybe the Kings.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Blues 7 PM PST SNet

Postby coco_canuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:09 pm

donlever wrote:Flames.


Ah, relishing in shit kicking the Flames.

The rivalry has been far from compelling the past few years, but I still enjoy the shit out bitch-slapping the Oilers and Flames.
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