mathonwy wrote:At the end of the game, we almost blew it again. For some kind of stupid ass reason, the Sedins, got scared and started playing to not lose instead of playing to win. That retarded pig in the middle puck passing they were doing really took away ANY momentum the Canucks had generated on the power play up to that point. When the Blues wound it up and took off into our zone, Chris Stewart outskated TWO Canuck players on his way to the goal. And it was because all of the Canuck players were standing still because of the retarded power play.
I ask you this, would Chicago's Toews and Kane start doing stuff like that or would they use the power play to try to get that insurance goal?
I just don't see our killer instinct. I don't see the confident Sedins passing that puck around like it was nothing making the opponents running around.
It has been a LONG time since we saw the Sedins make anyone run around with their passing.....not with any regularity at least. They are easy to defend against if you just pin them to the boards and have one guy covering their little give and go pass off the wall. They don't have the foot speed to beat anyone on the rush or coming off the wall. And, since everyone has figured this out, they are less of a threat.....especially on the PP where all they do is stand still and hope the defense moves out of the way. I'm actually a little surprised that Torts hasn't done something about this and given the 2nd unit more time, and if I'm on the PP with them as a teammate I would be letting them know how pissed off I'm getting working my ass off and all they do is pass it back and forth like kids at practice.
Offensively their game looked more limited and less effective tonight. Other than Dalpe's goal it seemed like every time the Sedins were on the ice we had a puck cruising from the point towards the net and nobody going for rebounds. Weak.