Soapy wrote:The Canucks played well against a very good team.
Arachnid wrote:I predict some asshole will post something about Cory Schneider after every period...
vic wrote:2 - 0 PIT over NJ in Cory "the one that got away" Schneider's debut.
2 goals on 9 shots
2 goals in under 3 minutes in the first period.
At least he's not deflating the team, after all he played amazing the pre-season.
Rumsfeld wrote:Soapy wrote:The Canucks played well against a very good team.
LOL, if that's your idea of playing well you have lower expectations than Blob Mackenzie at the Astoria.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:You guys have no idea how many Indians I have schooled in arm wrestling at the Astoria. Many, many many free jugs won from the native folk wanting to test out lazer and turbo.
IS it ok that I am on my 4th beer aleady ? Nothing like working around the house, taking empties back, cutting the grass etc and having a beer on your day off. As I said this shift work bullshit is killing me at this point. Turning me into a pisstank with questionable eating habits.
Rumsfeld wrote:I get a kick out of people pointing at the 2011 lineup and talking about how similar it is.
Oh yeah, it's pretty similar except our four best players (Sedins, Kesler, Luongo) are quite clearly significantly worse than they were in 2011. I have some hope for Kesler returning to that form, but the others? No. Edler was also much better in 2011 than he has been since.
We had the one of the best puck-moving PP QBs in the league (Ehrhoff), who is gone.
We had the best shutdown center in the game (Malhotra), also gone.
We had the best wrecking ball in the league (Torres), and Lappy was playing way over his head.
And keep in mind that powerhouse 2011 team really wasn't that great in the playoffs. Our skill and depth almost got us all the way but we were oh-so-nearly humiliated by the Hawks, squeaked by Nashville on the back of Ryan Kesler, had one fantastic series against the Sharks, and then, yeah, the Bruins. It was really nothing like the impressive Final runs we've seen in recent years from the Kings, Hawks, Ducks and Wings.
Since then it's been an annual playoff shitkicking. So I kind of chuckle when this year's team gets compared to the '11 team, because it makes way more sense to compare it to last year's team.
Anyway go Canucks.
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Strangelove wrote:
BTW what is "Mondi" anyway??
Sounds like a nickname poster Todd would choose for Mickey Redmond.
& WTF is a "Strangelove"? Definitely sounds gay.
ODB wrote:LIKE OH MY GOD... The Canucks SUCK!
Potatoe1 wrote:It's because our pro scouting is terrible and because our GM seeming became confused after losing to the Bruins in 2011.
To be honest I don't blame him for becoming confused, given how the refs started call things from that series and onward it's hard not to get confused.
Unfortunately it seems now that every move we make ends up being a down grade in terms of talent and the group that was so deep and sound on our cup run, is now totally top heavy and needs to be carried by the top players who we all claim are on the decline.
Strangelove wrote:ODB wrote:LIKE OH MY GOD... The Canucks SUCK!
It's all a matter of perspective.
For example Gatling Gun Grabner has singlehandedly scored twice as many goals as the entire Canucks team!