GDT: Feb 9th 2008: Nucks and Avs 7PM CBC

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GDT: Feb 9th 2008: Nucks and Avs 7PM CBC

Postby levelheaded » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:12 am

Well, a big test tonight. We finally got that elusive regulation win, and that SHOULD be a big boost for the boys coming home off a .500 road trip. Luongo looks like he's back on his runaway Vezina form, so I see no worries there. Scoring and a lack of NHL ready defencemen are once again the questions going into tonight's matchup. I was trying to think back to the last time the Canucks had a 2 goal lead, and I can't recall one recently. (I think it was a 3-1 lead early in the 2nd period of the St. Louis game on Jan 13th. TEN GAMES AGO.)

Once again a win tonight is a must. And I'll continue to be optimistic. 4-2 Canucks. Salo, Pyatt and Shannon will be our goalscorers. Daniel will put one into the empty net. Hejduk and Wolski will reply for the Avs.

GO CANUCKS GO
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Postby Cookie La Rue » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:31 pm

GO CANUCKS GO

they hav to beat this breed. point and over.

No prayers will help, just plain hockey... and i'm sure the're going to do some damage. 8-)

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Postby Linden Is God » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:45 pm

Just win.

GO CANUCKS GO!!!! :towel: :towel: :towel:
GO CANUCKS GO !!!

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Postby Cornuck » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:42 pm

So much for the winning 'streak'...
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Postby DonCherry4PM » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:50 pm

Watching HNIC, finally get to see a game over here in Edmonton but looks like it is going to be a pretty lackluster performance. Getting totally outworked, outplayed and outscored. Not that I really expected much better. I find myself hoping for some miraculous brain lapse on the part of another GM - ie Lecavlier for cooke, morrison and Salo. Oh my mouth waters.... Too bad that fantasyland is my own little utopia.
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Postby DonCherry4PM » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:34 pm

Man 5-1; I can't even watch the rest of this - it hurts too much. Think this is going to be an excruciatingly long end of the season.
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Postby Mikodat » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:42 pm

No way this team can win without someone clearing the crease.. No Mitchell ,, No Milller = no win.. Sedin/Naslund line is lousy defensively.. Bad penalty by Naslund.. Arggggggggghhhhhhhhh this game is painful..
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Postby Cookie La Rue » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:49 pm

DonCherry4PM wrote:Man 5-1; I can't even watch the rest of this.....

What else to say ? I'm boiling and went home after the 5th goal.... this is more than disappointing......"phak"
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Postby Lancer » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:50 pm

To the Canucks who took the ice tonight: Thanks for showin up. Next time, try playing the f*cking game!!! :evil: Try adding a little heart!!! Maybe a little grit!!! :evil:

This was disheartening to witness. No passion, no legs, no anything. Talk about guys going through the motions. It's not like tonight's game was meaningless, only a hated divisional rival when we're on the outside looking in!

It's one thing to lose to bad bounces. I'll even accept some rookie mistakes on our Winnipeg D. But to lose it on account of lack of drive, competitiveness and heart makes me ashamed to wear the whale. Almost all those goals were due to lack of effort. I got tired by the second period of there being physical contact and the Canuck dropping like a Reagan bodyguard. What about winning some physical battles, maybe a couple of puck battles. NO HEART!!!

If anyone is trade bait, it's Salo. It made me sick to see him out there in the 1st period. The 1st goal was all his fault, as he totally whiffed his assignment. I'm tired of this guy getting winged and limping off to the bench. He has a rocket shot, but so does Edler. Yeah, Salo's shots get through more often than not, but so do Bieksa's. This guys is no better than Edler on the defensive end. Why isn't Nonis dangling this tin-man like a pinatta?

I hope this is just a case of road legs cathcing up to them. I hope they show better against the Hawks. Otherwise, it'll be a slow painful end to the regular season with some hard decisions to make about our soon-to-be-UFA tin-man captain.

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Postby stevethiessen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:10 pm

oi... remember, edmonton's ending last year, was probably as bad as it gets.

but tonight... wow.

that's probably the definition of "mailing it in". Can someone remind me of why I cheer for this team? this group of players is long going to be remembered as the ones who just couldn't seem to get what everyone else did. THIS WAS A HUGE FOUR POINT GAME! We needed this win to leap frog the Avs and jump back into the playoffs, and we lay a huge frickin' communal egg. Three goals on headless chkiken defense in the first.

ugh...

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Postby tey » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:28 pm

good thing they made it home in time for the home town crowd to see this top notch performance
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Postby Mikodat » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:41 pm

Ugly game..... " our best players gotta be our best players ??? " . Loungo, Naslund ? , Sedins? = maybe the worst players on the Canucks with dishonorable mention to Cooke.. Only line that didn't give up goals was the " kid line " .. Only decent performance by the Nucks was McIver's fights.. Injuries no excuse ... Av's missing 3 top scorers .. Canucks missing 3 dmen.. about even? Sedin line with Naslund = no defensive play.. Lou looking below average.. Too bad the fights didn't start the game maybe give the Canucks what they are sorely missing. Guts and heart..
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Postby mattola » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:39 am

seeing that live was embarrassing. I Couldn't even get up and cheer for the 2nd goal. good part is....... is there a good part?


we are still 1 point out of a payoff spot. hope for us to win and a phoenix outright win.

I hope they are not thinking... ah we are so close to the playoffs that we will make it...at least the Beer girl bought me a Beer
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Postby sic puppy » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:24 am

Got to add that was disappointing, for sure.

However, a little harsh to site the team didn't show any heart or grit. If they were mailing it in I don't think they would have been involved in 3 fights.

IMO they looked like a tired team last night. The Avs were certainly the sharper of the two and beat the Nux to many puck battles, especially in front of the net.

While I'm sure the team won't be using the travel as an excuse, it certainly appeared the Avs were the fresher of the teams.

If I'm not mistaken Ohlund flew home from the east coast, then returned to Atlanta on the red eye and then flew home with the team to play an Avalanche team that had played in SJ 2 nights earlier and had played at home 2 nights before that.

So, I wouldn't be righting off the season just yet.

Lancer wrote:This was disheartening to witness. No passion, no legs, no anything. Talk about guys going through the motions.

I hope this is just a case of road legs cathcing up to them.


That would be my guess.
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Postby whistler » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:34 pm

They say you can always find something good in a game to build on.

Last night's good thing was video of how a team should play.

It's a shame the video was of the Avs.
It must have been a hell of a good game from an Avs fan's perspective.

I didn't see the team 'mailing it in' last night but they were certainly beat in all aspects of the game.

Tonight's tilt will be interesting.
The Canucks have proven they can overcome fatigue.
Lets hope they prove it again.
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