GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

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GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Meds » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Detroit is in a battle for their playoff lives just like Dallas was the other night. Currently the Red Wings are sitting 2 points out of 8th in the West behind Columbus, but they hold 2 games in hand. So going into this game tonight it is safe to say that they need this more that the Canucks do. It would be nice to see the Canucks play spoiler against the Red Wings and make them sweat some serious bullets for a change and burn one of those games they hold over the Blue Jackets.

But will we see the team we need to see? I realize there are still some injuries and this team won't be coming out with the full roster that we hope to see in the first round. But I would really like to see some defensemen, other than Alberts and Garrison, actually show up with some intensity and poise and give a full 60 minute effort.

The Sedins need to wake up and do something other than pass the puck around the perimeter and thumb their nose at good scoring chances.

Breakout needs to be better under pressure.

Those are the keys to the game, IMHO.

My question is: Does this game count as one where we can judge the team against a "worthy" opponent? I mean, we're down to 4 games remaining, and while some prefer to see us play injury free and pass it off as a game against a desperate team, every team will be desperate come the playoffs, and I for one think it is high time this team started playing desperate hockey in return.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby TDA Rum » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:23 pm

I hope they put Joslin in for Barker as he has been brutal...Joslin couldn't be any worse....plus he is a right handed shot..
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:29 pm

Higgins will not dress. Was hopeful he could go today but after yesterday's skate he woke up this a.m. a little sore. He is being kept out as a precaution. Tanev and Bieksa still out.

One point and the Canucks secure a playoff spot. I'd say a pretty important game for them. The sooner they can lock up a playoff spot the more they can rest players that need it, and allow Higgins another week if they can.

They must have cap issues if they are not calling anyone els up to play on D.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Tiger » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:39 pm

Its time this Canucks team played 100% for 3 periods.. Joslin may replace either Ballard or Barker.. Not much time to try him out so hopefully he has a decent game. I would suggest that this game is pivotal. It gives us breathing room on top of the division or opens the gates for Minnie to catch up.. The following 2 games are against a lot better and rougher opponents.. Detroit is a skilled team but not noted for its tough play so the Sedins line has a good chance to score a couple goals.
so,, 4-2 Canucks..
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Meds » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:49 pm

Tiger wrote:Its time this Canucks team played 100% for 3 periods.. Joslin may replace either Ballard or Barker.


If Joslin replaces Ballard, and Barker stays in the lineup, Vigneault just reaffirms my belief that he's an idiot.

Barker is slow and soft. He adds nothing to this team. Ballard, however, adds attitude, speed, and some skill. Both are defensive liabilities at times, though Ballard not as bad as Barker. Ballard plays with an edge, and when that edge is controlled he is a very good addition in the 5/6 spot.
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Cornuck » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:50 pm

If (and it's a big if) the Canucks show up tonight, this could be a great game. It's on NHL-US tonight, so hopefully I'll get to enjoy more than 20 minutes of hockey.

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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:11 pm

Here's to getting the puck out :cheers:

and no more chinese fire drills
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Arachnid » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:12 pm

I am feeling it!

Happy 4 20 everybody! :mrgreen:

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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:13 pm

Arachnid wrote:I am feeling it!

Happy 4 20 everybody! :mrgreen:

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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Tiger » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:36 pm

Meds said:
If Joslin replaces Ballard, and Barker stays in the lineup, Vigneault just reaffirms my belief that he's an idiot.


Dunno.. but stats say.. Ballard 33 games.. 2 assists .. +/- 0, Barker 19 games ..2 assists..+/- +2

Both got brain farts .. Barker a little better offensively ..Ballard a faster player.. So its a sawoff :) coaches choice ? :)
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:08 pm

No change to the line up. But AV has gone back to Kassian/Kesler/Raymond on the 2nd line, about time. Roy to centre the third line with Hansen and ??
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Tiger » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:10 pm

Meds.. we are both pissed off.. No Joslin and Ballard and Barker the third pairing . ( 1040 reporting ) a recipe for disaster :(
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Benjo » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:25 pm

WHAT??? LIDSTROM RETIRED? I DIDN'T CATCH THAT FROM THE FIRST 2 GAMES VS DETROIT!!

WHAT DATSYUK IS GOOD?? ALSO NEW TO ME

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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Benjo wrote:WHAT??? LIDSTROM RETIRED? I DIDN'T CATCH THAT FROM THE FIRST 2 GAMES VS DETROIT!!

WHAT DATSYUK IS GOOD?? ALSO NEW TO ME

THANKS CBC

no shit eh. Whats next....a glowing puck? At least we were spared Kelly Hrudey...
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Re: GDT: Canucks vs Red Wings 19:00 PST - CBC

Postby Hank » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:32 pm

What, like Edler and Alberts isn't a recipe for disaster?

Gee, how did Cleary get so open for a breakaway?
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