Lancer wrote:Uncle dans leg wrote:I didn't think the Canucks played that bad...as some here seem to think, although they definitely didn't play great by any stretch of the imagination. The Wings shots were mostly kept to the outside and the patchwork defense cleared the crease adequately on the rebounds. Not great, just adequate enough to squeak out the win.
Detroit were playing for their lives vs the Canucks were just playing...and it showed in the desperation of the 2 teams. It must be difficult to manufacture desperation when you know you are cool and in the dance. The Canucks took that point off of a Wings team that really needed it and they now more or less need to win out to qualify.
Andrew Alberts has played much better this year than in the past and has really amped up his strength and conditioning if I'm not mistaken. He is definitely needed in the line up against bigger teams and his play of late should land hm some ice time in the post season.
Cam Barker should be watching from above. He's brutal in his own zone.
Edler is an enigma. Great shot, lays out some massive hits when it really matters and can cover alot of ground with his strides. He is prone to inexplicable gaffs however and should definitely be paired with a stay at home type to balance out the risk and reward. That hit on Johan was huge.
Garrison is our most complete defender. Hands down.
Ballard is an asset who deserves to be in this line up as a #6 unless someone better than Barker come along. You can't question his compete level. He battles and will do what it takes to stand up for himself and his team mates.
On to the Blah-cocks now. I know where I'll be Monday at 7!
They made it in at least, now it's time to use the time left to gear up for the real season. Just get in and let the chips fall where they may.
I wish people had this attitude the past couple of seasons....for some reason everyone (including the team and management) had this dream of Presidents trophies dancing in their heads instead of preparing for the only season that matters...have we not learned? LA, Chicago, Anaheim all finished 4th overall and won it. Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, just made it in and made it to the Final....fuck the regulars, Playoffs baby, all year long! Doesn't matter your seeding anymore...