GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

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Re: GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

Postby Zamboni Driver » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:08 pm

mathonwy wrote:Yeah I agree. A one game suspension is in order for something like this.

Imagine if Clutterbuck actually got his knees blown out because of this hit? :mad:


Supposedly he hit the thigh and not the knee, which is why there's no hearing. :|

tantalum wrote:Well the team has set themselves up for one of two things:

1) they flip the switch against the Hawks and show everyone that yes they can flip that switch when they want, as they did against Boston, Detroit, and the Blues.

or

2) they are unable to flip that switch and get creamed. The game is a wake up call and that they need to start working on things now.


It was encouraging that they got 4 goals against the 'Yotes, and should have one if they had above average goaltending.
Schneids looked good yesterday allowing just 1 goal, while the Wild goalie put on a show at home to end a home losing streak, following an epic season crash. (something like 24 - 8 for 36 games, then crash & burn since then)

It helps to remember that these bottom feeders all get up for 'Nucks games to make a statement, most teams are in high gear against us while we have been coasting for a few weeks.
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Re: GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

Postby Waffle » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:31 pm

"I've only been able to find scoring chance info from game 1 of the final. But the Sedins even strength scoring chance differential in that 1-0 game was 7-1. But all average/below average fan takes from that game is "the Sedins got shut down in the playoffs/important game".


http://www.coppernblue.com/2011/6/19/22 ... als-totals
Canucks vs. Bruins Scoring Chances - Stanley Cup Finals Totals

I have no responsibility for the biased comments in the above post, and its their numbers.
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Re: GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

Postby dhabums » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:43 pm

Waffle wrote:"I've only been able to find scoring chance info from game 1 of the final. But the Sedins even strength scoring chance differential in that 1-0 game was 7-1. But all average/below average fan takes from that game is "the Sedins got shut down in the playoffs/important game".


http://www.coppernblue.com/2011/6/19/22 ... als-totals
Canucks vs. Bruins Scoring Chances - Stanley Cup Finals Totals

I have no responsibility for the biased comments in the above post, and its their numbers.


I didn't get past the stupid picture at the top.
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Re: GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

Postby dhabums » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:57 pm

Lloyd Braun wrote:Image

Seriously... everybody should grow the fuck up and get a sense of perspective. Every season, most of the league's dominant teams go through a cold stretch at this time of year.

We essentially locked up 2nd spot in the conference with a month and a half to go. What did you expect?


Last year there were fans anxious after 2 meaningless losses to the Oil after locking up the Pres. 82-0 isn't going to happen, so it is safe to say someone is going to complain.
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Re: GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

Postby Per » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:23 am

tantalum wrote:Doesn't have much to do about anything in this thread. Just wanted to tell the story.


Or... you decided to tell this little story to back up the Sedin strategy of letting the other team take the penalties. :wink:
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Re: GDT : Canucks at Wild, Mar. 19 5PM PST SNET

Postby Per » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:42 am

Larry Goodenough wrote: I've only been able to find scoring chance info from game 1 of the final. But the Sedins even strength scoring chance differential in that 1-0 game was 7-1. But all average/below average fan takes from that game is "the Sedins got shut down in the playoffs/important game".

The truth is, during last year's playoffs, the Sedins played very much like they always did. The underlying stats point to this. In the finals, Tim Thomas got incredibly hot and his save percentage was remarkable. But, depending on certain people's agenda, that did not mean Thomas was great, it meant the Sedins can't do it when it means the most.

Couldn't agree more. I simply can't understand the way people piss at the Canucks (and in particular Luo and the twins) and question whether they have what it takes. They went to game seven of the freaking Stanley Cup Final! It was a toss up! Six games into the SCF Boston had won three and Vancouver had won three. How much closer can it get? In the end it was Tim Thomas phenomenal performance that earned the win for Boston. Luongo did not stink. He mixed great games with poor ones. People tend to forget that he posted two shutouts in that series. The twins were fairly invisble, and especially Henrik, but we know now that he was playing injured. The Canucks arguably had their best season ever last year, and all people do is piss and moan. Get a grip!If Tim Thomas hadn't put on the performance of a life time - he has never been that hot before, and mark my word, he never will be again - we would have won. Injuries didn't help, laissez-faire refereeing didn't help, but in the end it all boils down to Tim Thomas and his unreal save stats.

Larry Goodenough wrote:The regular season is constructed to prize durable, sustainable talents, to average out streaks and slumps and give the favorable position to the most consistent teams. But then that reward is followed up by a tournament of ridiculously small sample sizes where any little surge of awesomeness, from anyone, no matter what their true talent level, might make the difference between a Cup ring and a golf cart. The game is designed, in the end, to give out its highest prizes based on unsustainable streaks.

True. In soccer leagues around the world, the highest achievement is to win the league, ie the same as winning the president's trophy. There's almost always a cup as well, but it is nowhere near as prestigious as winning the league.

Unfortunately, this is not as exciting as watching do or die games, so the real crowd pleasers are instead the World Cup and the Champions League (which really is a cup), where a single mistake or a single extra ordinary feat can decide who wins.

People are stupid that way, but hey - I understand it, because I'm no better myself! :P

It's those nerve wrecking games where it can go either way - utter failure of immense success - that really gets your endocrinous system going. It's also why watching a game live is a hundred times more exciting than watching it taped, knowing how it will end.
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