Cornuck wrote:Farhan Lalji wrote:And my point is that much like they did with Tim Thomas, the Canucks are making Quick to look way better than he actually is......due to an inability to get effective quality shots on him.
Or you could say that the LA Defense (and system) is making Quick look good. We're not taking low % shots as a choice.
Just like Boston - if we can out-coach the system, then we're doomed to taking perimeter shots.
But here's my question: (as it relates to Boston...........since I have no idea what's in store for LA if they do get passed us).
Why could a team like Tampa Bay light up Thomas for 20+ goals, despite the greatness of Thomas and despite Boston's tremendous defensive system?
When we played Nashville last year, we also struggled to generate offense (sans Kesler).......and yet Anaheim from the series before didn't have much of a problem.
Yes - Quick is an excellent goalie and the Kings have an excellent defensive system..............but aren't elite players such as Henrik Sedin (with or without Daniel) and Kesler supposed to be able to overcome this? The truth of the matter is that we're NOT "just another team."
We are the Canucks are we're supposed to make opposing teams out there afraid with our offense.
If the Kings gets passed us, it will be interesting to see how other teams perform against them in terms of producing offensively.