GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

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GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby donlever » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:28 am

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I can't get used to the no GDT until the last minute at this here site so I have been outwaited and outwitted.

Official line up not yet announced but rumour has Schneider in net again.

Will Bieksa play or is another "maintenance" day necessary?

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EXCERPT: The Stars have won two of their three meetings with the Canucks this season, but Vancouver took the most recent game, a 2-1 victory on March 22 at American Airlines Center.

Vancouver already has the Northwest Division title sewn up but is playing for the top spot in the Western Conference and first in the overall standings. The Canucks won't have an easy time against the Stars, who are playing well and embroiled in one of the wildest postseason runs in recent memory.

INJURIES: Radek Dvorak (ankle) and Eric Nystrom (lacerated leg) are both questionable for Dallas, which is also missing Mark Fistric, who has been out since March 21 with a strained abdominal muscle but has resumed skating. … Vancouver recently lost defenseman Aaron Rome for a week or two with a sprained knee, but the larger concern is the considerable void left by Daniel Sedin, who is out indefinitely with a concussion.

HOT: Not many players are hotter than Dallas' Michael Ryder, who has five goals and three assists in his last five games, including two goals and an assist on Wednesday. ... The Canucks may not be scoring much, what scoring they are getting all seems to be coming from Chris Higgins. He has three goals, including two game-winners, in the last three games. Add Canuck goaltending to the mix.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby dhabums » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:37 am

I think it's Luongo tonight and Ginger tomorrow.

Everyone expecting a 2-1 game means 6-5.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby donlever » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:44 am

Yep, very well could be, I don't even know where I heard it but some bull honk was saying the success of Cody against Dallas and Luo against the Flames dictated the choice.

Could even have been Royaldude though so there ya go....
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby Arachnid » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:01 am

Lever! You suck! :lol:

We see where's yer head is at...already at the Bar & Grill and it's not even noon there (it is here but I got a proposal to due today so no hops for SpiderMang right now :evil:

I blame Blobber, fucking scotch sipping punter.... 8-)
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:36 am

WHO'S HOT

DALLAS
Adam Pardy (D) 2 pts in last 3 GP
Michael Ryder (RW/LW) 4 pts in last 2 GP
Mike Ribeiro (C) 4 pts in last 2 GP
Jamie Benn (C/LW) 4 pts in last 3 GP
Loui Eriksson (LW/RW) 20 pts in last 17 GP
Steve Ott (W/C) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Kari Lehtonen (G) 11-3-1, 1.83, .939 in last 15 GPI

VANCOUVER
Kevin Bieksa (D) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Christopher Higgins (LW/RW) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Cory Schneider (G) 2-0-0, 0.50, .986 in last 2 GPI
Roberto Luongo (G) 2-0-0, 0.98, .974 in last 2 GPI

WHO'S NOT

DALLAS
Nobody

VANCOUVER
Ryan Kesler (C) 0 pts in last 7 GP
Alexandre Burrows (RW) 0 pts in last 7 GP
David Booth (LW/RW) 0 pts in last 6 GP
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby Jovocop » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:03 am

clem wrote:WHO'S HOT

DALLAS
Adam Pardy (D) 2 pts in last 3 GP
Michael Ryder (RW/LW) 4 pts in last 2 GP
Mike Ribeiro (C) 4 pts in last 2 GP
Jamie Benn (C/LW) 4 pts in last 3 GP
Loui Eriksson (LW/RW) 20 pts in last 17 GP
Steve Ott (W/C) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Kari Lehtonen (G) 11-3-1, 1.83, .939 in last 15 GPI

VANCOUVER
Kevin Bieksa (D) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Christopher Higgins (LW/RW) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Cory Schneider (G) 2-0-0, 0.50, .986 in last 2 GPI
Roberto Luongo (G) 2-0-0, 0.98, .974 in last 2 GPI

WHO'S NOT

DALLAS
Nobody

VANCOUVER
Ryan Kesler (C) 0 pts in last 7 GP
Alexandre Burrows (RW) 0 pts in last 7 GP
David Booth (LW/RW) 0 pts in last 6 GP


Unfortunately, Bieska will most likely sit out for another game or two.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby rats19 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:12 am

Nice donny ...it is strange Innit?
Anywho....2-1 has been the score between thrse 2 teams for near a decade.

3-2 nucks
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby clem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:33 am

Jovocop wrote:
Unfortunately, Bieska will most likely sit out for another game or two.

That's one way of keeping a GP hot streak going.

Check out the lines (per Murphy).

Burrows-Henrik-Lapierre
Raymond-Kesler-Booth
Higgins-Pahlsson-Hansen
Weise-Malhotra-Kassian
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby donlever » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:17 pm

rats19 wrote:Nice donny ...it is strange Innit?
Anywho....2-1 has been the score between thrse 2 teams for near a decade.

3-2 nucks


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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby donlever » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:20 pm

Rick Bowness:

Bieksa is day to day with a whole body maintenance and mind situation....
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby wienerdog » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:44 pm

donlever wrote:Rick Bowness:

Bieksa is day to day with a whole body maintenance and mind situation....


Are his feelings still hurt? :eh:

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby Jovocop » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:54 pm

wienerdog wrote:
donlever wrote:Rick Bowness:

Bieksa is day to day with a whole body maintenance and mind situation....


Are his feelings still hurt? :eh:

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Speaking Fiddler, he was trying to harass Henrik after the whistle but faded away when Kassian arrived at the scene. This is an example why having a big guy like Kassian around is important, especially in the playoffs.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby Cornuck » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:13 pm

From Canucks Facebook:

All Canucks were on the ice for morning skate, except Bieksa, Rome and Daniel Sedin. Luongo gets the start in net. Kevin Bieksa remains "day-to-day", while Aaron Volpatti skated today.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby donlever » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:14 pm

Cornuck wrote:From Canucks Facebook:

All Canucks were on the ice for morning skate, except Bieksa, Rome and Daniel Sedin. Luongo gets the start in net. Kevin Bieksa remains "day-to-day", while Aaron Volpatti skated today.



Based on morning skate, it looks as though Kevin Bieksa will miss his second consecutive game Friday.

The Canucks defenceman did not take part in Vancouver’s morning practice; he was one of three absentees, including Daniel Sedin and Aaron Rome.

Canucks associate coach Rick Bowness provided little insight as to what Bieksa is overcoming at the moment, only saying he’s “day-to-day.”

“We all know Kevin is one of the most fierce competitors in the league, he battles hard every shift, so to give him a few maintenance days is the proper thing to do,” said Bowness.

Quizzed as to exactly what area of the body Bieksa needs time off to heal, upper or lower body, Bowness answered as only he can.

“How about we go with the whole body and mind, we’ll give him a mental break too.”


Canucks forward Aaron Volpatti, who was sidelined indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery on December 4th, is perhaps closer to a return than anyone expected.

Volpatti was put through the paces, alongside Andrew Ebbett, prior to Vancouver’s morning skate Friday, and although he hasn’t been cleared to play, it remains a possibility.

”He’s improved and his conditioning has improved and we want to make sure that if he’s ever given the green light to play, that we have him ready to go,” said Bowness.


No update on Daniel Sedin, he’s “the same as Kevin, day-to-day,” according to Bowness. “We’ll see what happens today, we’ll see what happens tomorrow.”
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs Stars 7PM PST TSN

Postby Strangelove » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:48 pm

wienerdog wrote:
donlever wrote:Rick Bowness:

Bieksa is day to day with a whole body maintenance and mind situation....


Are his feelings still hurt? :eh:

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