GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:03 pm

Benjo wrote:I remember a lot of posters on here being pissed at the team for sitting on leads under AV. I like the idea of the boys trying to step on their neck instead of getting complacent. It was a good rush and Lu didn't track the rebound.


Another way to look at it was that it was an unsuccessful pinch just after gaining a lead against a Stanley Cup contender in their building that caused an odd man rush that resulted in the tying goal...

Sure, a 3 on 2 is usually a "good rush", but it didn't need to happen right then, IMO.

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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:26 pm

The Canucks played a very solid 4 line game. MAF kept the game close, credit where credit is due. Even though we out played them we needed some puck luck ie goal posts. Without those post we could have ground ourselves in a Montreal type game, out playing a team but down 2-3 goals.

However, without MAF we could easily have been up a few too.

A good early game. Would have loved the two points but I am glad for the one. Tomorrow will be a bigger challenge being back to back against a team we usually take lightly.

Good road trip so far.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby sagebrush » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:43 pm

The Canucks had become too easy to play against under AV. It's good to see the Canucks pressing the play, & being the aggressor instead of sitting back more. Yet, there's always room for improvement, & that's good, because the team is still gelling/improving under Torts.

Although Edler had a reasonably good game, he also had some gaffs. We've seen much worse. Lets hope Torts can coach him to the next level.

Playing this aggressive system requires more energy, & depth, so it's a good thing Gillis' additions have worked out better than expected
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:18 pm

Anyone have any word on the JS injury?
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Lancer » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Torts just said they'll call up someone from Utica and go from there, so he's likely out for a couple of games at least. Poor luck, because I thought he was starting to find his way out there on the 3rd line.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Lancer » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:56 pm

Lots to like about this game, minus the fact they didn't get the 2 points.

I like Torts' penchant for line-juggling in the sense that it keeps the opposition guessing how any given line is going to play. Everybody seemed to have caught on how the Twins would play, and even they would say their acts were getting stale. Splitting them up gives two lines a play-making forward instead of having both of them on the same line. As well, it gives the guys more experience playing with different line-mates so the learning curve is not so steep when injuries, etc force lines to switch up.

Kassian appears to be building on his game in Buffalo, which is good to see. Nice to see him out-muscle Paul Martin to get the puck, though he should have driven the net at that point. Let's see if he gets satisfied with himself and coasts. I'm willing to bet Torts will be in his ear between now and Columbus to make sure it doesn't happen.

I don't mind the fact the guys stayed aggressive after Kassian's goal - even if it led to the tying goal. I was never a fan of sitting on leads. Edler still needs to refine his decision-making on when to pinch but I'm sure Torts won't give him too much shit over it.

Probably deserved a better fate, but 5 out of 6 points ain't bad.

...on to Columbus.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Meds » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Officiating was shit. When a team so thoroughly dominates a game 5-on-5 the way Vancouver did tonight, that team usually has the edge in PP's.....they almost never are the recipients of only one man advantage while killing off 4 penalties. There were several non-calls that had me scratching my head. But I suppose the NHL has to make sure Sid always has a chance.

Richardson is proving to be a very nice addition to the bottom 6. 3 goals in 9 games and a +3. Pretty good for a 4th line guy.....hell, he has more goals than Daniel.

Bummer about Schroeder.....he was just getting back.

Kassian with back-to-back strong games.

Hamhuis is in a real funk.

I kinda wish Hansen had a bit more awareness in the offensive zone. So many times he out works his check, wins the race to the puck, or gains the zone with speed, but doesn't see a wide open teammate in a scoring position. Good thing he's so good in other areas.

Clearly this team still needs work in the shootout.

A good game, just wasn't meant to be.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Tiger » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:16 pm

Enjoyed this one.. Exciting game start to finish. Fleury held them in it for 2 periods.. Other than the Blooper goal by Edler. :).. Great game by Crosby.. A tie game and no way are we winning a skills competition against Malkin, Crosby and company.. Nice to see 3rd and 4th line goals .. Kassian keeps improving and Richardson/Weise looked good too.. Something wrong with Danny? Just doesn't look sharp on his shots..
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Meds » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:29 pm

Tiger wrote:Enjoyed this one.. Exciting game start to finish. Fleury held them in it for 2 periods.. Other than the Blooper goal by Edler. :).. Great game by Crosby.. A tie game and no way are we winning a skills competition against Malkin, Crosby and company.. Nice to see 3rd and 4th line goals .. Kassian keeps improving and Richardson/Weise looked good too.. Something wrong with Danny? Just doesn't look sharp on his shots..


I think the last couple of playoff exits have really rattled Daniel's confidence.....and more than just his, probably a few others too.

He hasn't been the same player since Duncan "Elbow Drop" Keith knocked him silly and only got 5 games in what was a VERY clear premeditated elbow to the head.

He was also beyond pissed off at the penalty call on him in that last game against the Sharks.

I think both him and Henrik are a bit disillusioned with the NHL at this point.....inconsistent officiating, poor review process with poorer enforcement. They play clean hockey, they get completely abused by opponents, and it often goes uncalled.

Daniel has always struck me as being the twin who lets his emotions effect him more. He'll snap out of it if he can score a goal or two soon. It would also help if he just pulled the trigger more often.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby okcanuck » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:58 am

Good game today,liking the aggressive style of play. Damn,could have won a tidy sum of money if I would of bet some the naysayers on this board that the nucks would have 5 out of 6 points on this brutal road trip. Come on people, we got a point out of arguably the toughest barn to play in.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Lancer » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:04 am

Meds wrote:I kinda wish Hansen had a bit more awareness in the offensive zone. So many times he out works his check, wins the race to the puck, or gains the zone with speed, but doesn't see a wide open teammate in a scoring position. Good thing he's so good in other areas.


Yeah, Hansen has been working his ass off so far this season, but he keeps making bonehead plays which just kill the play in the offensive zone. Hopefully he'll open his eyes to the better options when he has the puck, but you can't ask for much better out of a 3rd-liner at his price.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Cookie La Rue » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:38 pm

Meds wrote:Hamhuis is in a real funk.

Really? I think there's an upward process in his game. At least he dared to let some hammers out which had goal mark on it. Imo he's getting over his hernia problems.

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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby herb » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:57 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:Nah, it was Edler - watch the replay.


Oops! Good call.
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Re: GDT OCT 19 Canucks vs Sid the Squid 10:00 AM

Postby Reefer2 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:17 pm

First full game I saw in a while and really liked what I saw.

It would of been nice to see them hold a lead for a little longer.
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