Canucks Off to Hot Start

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  1. Royal Canuck

    Royal Canuck Taco Enthusiast

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    Now we've had some close wins, but we're still 3-1 to start the season, which is rare.

    In fact, the last time we started 3-1 was back in 2008, winning 3 of 4, 2 of which were won in OT (just like this season).

    Not to mention, the Twins and Luongo have had hot starts, which is also rare. It usually takes Luongo at least a few weeks to really get in the groove, but he's been great thus far.

    Is it the new coaching staff? Is it because of the upcoming olympics? Is it just pure luck?

    Discuss.
     
  2. GoodBetterBoest

    GoodBetterBoest The Golden Alien

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    Coaching staff and the fact that, for once, we are expected to be an above average team instead of Cup contenders.
     
  3. Zombotron

    Zombotron Valtteri, it's--

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    We started 8-2-2 last season.
     
  4. John McClane

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    I won't get too excited until we prove ourselves against some top teams. We've looked great, but when you look at the teams we've faced we should look good and we should win.
     
  5. TheCanuckInNYC

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    NYR is having a bad start. Maybe it was just due to AV.
     
  6. luongo321

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    No more AV. :handclap:
     
  7. canuckster19

    canuckster19 Former CDC Mod

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    I love the relentless forecheck we are playing, I think Torterella was exactly what the team needed. He knows how to play to the teams strengths and how to use his assets.

    I think the supporting cast of players has significantly improved. Tanev and Stanton as our bottom pairing looks really good right now.

    I'm loving what I am seeing from Santorelli, and Booth looks like he could regain his old self which is positive.
     
  8. Royal Canuck

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    I'm just talking first 4 games, and with Luongo in the pipes, not Schneider.
     
  9. luongo321

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    AV has the ability to make vezina-calibre starters look like crap.
     
  10. Virtanen2Horvat

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    Only reason we didn't do that well is because the defense made some silly mistakes. I think we will start to look better for towards the end of the year. Also like Torts said NJ is a stiff hockey team and they have Schneider so they were pretty strong at keeping the puck away. That results in a low scoring game. But also I agree we were sloppy tonight and the Canucks better wake up and play a good game against the Sharks.
     
  11. VeteranNetPresence

    VeteranNetPresence Disco Super Fly.

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    they beat some pretty crappy teams. solid start but we'll see how they fare in the coming weeks with that road trip
     
  12. Master Radishes

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    It just means we're going to hit a slump in late October and/or November and we'll all jump off the cliff then.
     
  13. Lucbourdon

    Lucbourdon Kefka cheers for Van Sponsor

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    Coaching has literally gave us two wins.
     
  14. MS

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    Stop it. There's no place for facts and logic on the Vigneault Ruined Everything bandwagon.
     
  15. Vankiller Whale

    Vankiller Whale Fire Benning

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    Half of those teams were from Alberta. A bit too early.

    Although I'll admit the optimism is definitely getting to me.
     
  16. PG Canuck

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    Coaching has actually won us games, not cost us. We're also missing key components like Kassian, Burrows and Schroeder up front right now - that significantly hurts our depth. Santorelli and Richardson will be third or fourth line players once Burrows/Kassian/Schroeder are back. That's when we'll truly see how good this team really is.

    Right now, we're just trying to get by until we have our full lineup.
     
  17. deckercky

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    Hate to say it, but Luongo IS having his typical slow start. He hasn't looked bad, and I think a lot of it comes from bad defensive breakdowns, but Luongo only has a .901 save percentage. Just think how well the team will do when he starts playing better!

    But yeah....next game is a big test against the Sharks, so let's see how we feel after that, if nothing else.
     
  18. Fraser Read

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    If they beat SJ on Thursday we can start this conversation. Not gonna get overly excited by beating Edmonton, Calgary and New Jersey but so far so good!
     
  19. Ched Brosky

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    Yes because statistics >>> actual play. Luongo has been stellar minus one or two bad goals. I'm guessing u also thought luongo was bad against la and sh last two playoffs?
     
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    This is how I feel. I'll be on the bandwagon if we win Thursday :laugh:
     
  21. Reverend Mayhem

    Reverend Mayhem Fire this man

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    Meh, we started off 8-1-1 last year did we not?

    So close...8-2-2.
     
  22. deckercky

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    He's played well this season - but let's not pretend he's been anywhere near his peak performance. He's had a couple bad goals, some unlucky goals, and some legit goals scored against him, but he would stop some of those when he's at his best.

    So he's not bad, but I expect him to get better.
     
  23. Reverend Mayhem

    Reverend Mayhem Fire this man

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    Meh. I thought he carried our play in the LA + SJ series...which is usually a bad indication when a goalie is doing that.
     
  24. Wilch

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    I remember there were fans *****ing and moaning about the sky falling after one loss against the Sharks.

    3 wins in a row is nice, but it will only take another couple of ugly losses before some troll starts another "trade/fire everyone" thread.
     
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    Big fan of comeback wins, even thought its arguable we shouldn't have been down goals in the first place.
     

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