Post-Game Talk: Celebration Rock: Canucks 7, Predators 4 - Hail King Ebbetterle

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  1. luongo321

    luongo321 Registered User

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    Where were those moves in the Boston series?

    We also saw Hank dangling like a boss in the most recent Kings game. If the Sedins don't dangle like this in the playoffs I will be very frustrated. :laugh:
     
  2. PG Canuck

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    I guess the NHL is getting dominated by two twin girls then. How do opposing teams fans feel now? :naughty:
     
  3. The Horvatian One

    The Horvatian One 228 LBS of Pain

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    He's good at developing players who don't play a physical game. He's been terrible at developing a PWF sort to speak.

    Bernier - Hands of stone and never taught him to really use his body like he did last year.
    Pyatt - Another big body that didn't know how to play the body.
    Oreo - 4th line guy that didn't know how to play the body.

    Kassian has been playing the body on instinct moreso AV grooming him. I've said this all along and the past 5 games shows it, Kassian needs to play with decent players not Lappy and not Weise I could see him playing with Pinner at one point to see if that line can crash and bang. I recall one time last year when he just fed off the energy of everyone else just banging and he banged harder than anyone that one shift. I believe it was with Lappy .

    Regardless, AV needs to learn to let the leash go and let the kids figure it out. Send the message for sitting him for a couple shifts but don't sit them for the game cause of one tiny mistake.

    All the great coaches know that they're young and they'll make mistakes. It's how they rebound from it that should show a coach what they have. Don't let them sit there and dwell on their mistakes. It crushes confidence in young players.

    I have always said that I compare the Lucic development curve for Kassian in terms of point production, so far he's a bit behind but that's fine.
     
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  4. PG Canuck

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    I wouldn' doubt if he's still feeling the affects of it though. I took a quick glimpse of the picture of Tanev's shinpad on twitter and it looked like it cracked just above the knee part of the shinpad. A bit higher, and it hits him where there is no padding, and he's likely out for a while.
     
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    What a warrior I swear hes had to head to the dressing room 3 times in the past few games and each time he comes right back. He is made of silly putty i am convinced.
     
  6. me2

    me2 Go ahead foot

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    "I said 'Protect the one goal lead ffs' " *kick*
     
  7. PG Canuck

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    :biglaugh: I don't know if I'm in need of sleep, but I literally laughed out loud.
     
  8. luongo321

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    He is probably playing with a million injuries but no one can tell the difference because he is so damn calm. :laugh:
     
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    SillyRabbit Trix Are For Kids

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    So much this.
     
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    I was thinking that to, I wonder how many injuries hes playing with.
     
  11. ProstheticConscience

    ProstheticConscience Like tears in rain

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    I wish I could believe that. I really do. Then I see Schroeder sent back to the farm and Hodgson in Buffalo with 1 less point than Danny Sedin right now and I think that...yeah, maybe not.
     
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    :biglaugh:
     
  13. vanuck

    vanuck But Gillis...!!!

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    I can see this ending well.
     
  14. vanuck

    vanuck But Gillis...!!!

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    Agreed. Two-goal leads seemingly are not safe this year (for us), and against better teams that might extend to a 3 goal lead.
     
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    So would she :sarcasm:
     
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    Wheatley We Rabite You

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    Does this sentence make sense to anyone? :laugh:
     
  17. Mr. Canucklehead

    Mr. Canucklehead Kitimat Canuck

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    I just about woke up Mrs. C and Jr. because of this. Bravo.
     
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    Edler finally manages to string a couple of good games together and AV goes and saddles him with braindead Bieksa? I get that you want Bieksa to get his game back but I'd make Edler and his confidence a higher priority considering that he's your #1 dman.

    Ferraro kept talking about how Canucks would be easing casual Kev back into the lineup but it seems that Bowness was just too giddy to get him back in there blowing coverage left right and centre.
     
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    Edler Tanev
    Hamhuis Garrison
    Ballard Bieksa

    Is that really so hard to ask for?
     
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    because Ballard was the cause of all of our goals against tonight :nod:
     
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    This had me lol'ing during the game...until it started costing us goals.

    It's absurd that Bieksa can slide right on up the lineup despite being ****ing awful...meanwhile in Ballard-land...
     
  22. canuck4life16

    canuck4life16 It what it is-mccann

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    I hope Booth can start scoring against a goalie since he has a goal (EN) hopefully he can gain from this.........Kassasin too hope he can score again......put him with daniel and henrik no?
     
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    Terribly sloppy effort all the way around. Canucks got some very strong individual efforts but overall still didn't show enough team cohesion to play anything like shut down hockey. Gave up huge chances all game. One game the refs were on our side.

    The Good

    Hansen - our best player right now. Getting to be more and more a break-out season.

    Raymond - together with Hansen provided a quick strike attack. Both ways was strong.

    Ebbett - came in and worked his can off. At times struggling with the defense but doing enough to keep his check mostly out of the play. Showed smart puck movement tonight. I don't believe he has the game to provide any sort of sustained play like this, but he helped in this game. Still don't like him on the PK.

    Tanev - he is simply our best defensive defenseman. Also +3 on the night.

    LaPierre - had good two way game. Played smart and was effective on PK and on the forecheck. Seemed to be moving better in this game.

    The Bad

    Kassain - continues to make moronic plays. Those drop passes have got to go. AV did absolutely the right thing in sitting him down. So many rough edges to his play. His skating (especially his turns) are awkward and not tight enough. His awareness is lacking and you have to worry about the tool box. Have said they have to be patient here and the Canucks do. However, they also need to identify those problem ares for Kassian and start correcting them.

    Hamhuis - he is having a lot problems in and around his net. Not reacting quick enough to knock pucks off sticks or make sure his man is taken out. Skating is not up to usual standard. His area of coverage hasn't been that good this season.

    The Ugly

    Bieksa - obviously this player is not at full speed but can't play like this and keep a spot in the line-up. If he is too hurt to play, keep him out. However, you have to realize also that he has been something of a good luck charm.

    Other points

    Some people like Edler did enough right to cancel out some of their poorer play. Alberts might also fall into that category

    Sedins did not have good games and is probable that Henrik is still hurting from the hit he took in Minnesota. Lots of poor turnovers and, outside of the face off win to Edler and the penalty shot, did not produce much and were weak in their end. I have said in the past that it is not really understandable why the Sedins are not good at shoot outs because they are such great stick handlers. Maybe they and the team are finally taking shoot out/penalty shots more seriously and actually practicing for them. Given their skill there should be little reason why they aren't better.

    Pinizzotto looked decent and the 4th line played better than in many games this year. Even Weise stepped it up in this game. Pinnizzoto seems to have more skill than Sistito

    Nice to see Booth score. Think he is putting in an effort every game and it's difficult when he really hasn't played with a legitimate NHL center all year.

    Think they should ride Luongo until he loses - although he got lit up pretty bad by Detroit last time out.

    Funny how Rinne has such trouble in Vancouver. His goal tending in this game was a major factor in the win.
     
  24. canuck4life16

    canuck4life16 It what it is-mccann

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    would anyone want to see Booth with sedin to see if there is any chemistry? I mean he have not play with any solid center........we expect him and Kesler to play together when Kesler return right?
     
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    Wow how many grade A - chances did we give up in this game and how did we score 7???
     
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