Friday, September 22, 2006


Ouch, the second lopsided loss in as many nights for the Canucks. The Ducks showed up for the contest obviously ready to play with a decent number of their star calibre players. The Canucks, on the other hand, brought parts of their top line, none of their second, and two lines of Manitoba Moose hopefuls.

There were enough penalties and fights to make a junior hockey game look tame. It gave a whole new meaning to "fighting for a spot on the team."

Highlights included: 2006 entry draft pick Michael Grabner getting his first big league goal and Kevin Bieksa thrashing some Duck property after getting his ass handed to him by Anaheim's Travis Moen.
Lowlights included: Luongo getting beat 23 seconds into the game on his first shot on net and Ducks out shooting the Canucks 28-8 in the first two periods.

I can just hope the Canucks can ice a half assed resemblance of their complete lineup on Sunday for the rematch against the Ducks, and Anaheim decides to bring their 18 and under squad. I know the preseason is being used by head coach Alain Vigneault to sort out a number of roster spots but have to ask if losing all their preseason games can do anything positive.

I can already hear Zanstorm, with his shitty "I told you so's" but as a die hard Nuk fan, it's nothing I haven't heard before.


At September 23, 2006 at 12:43 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Bah, it may not help to lose them all and go into the regular season on a losing skid, but it's like you said, they aren't icing much of their talent either.
Sure I'll hack ya when they lose, but I still really think it is going to take them a bit of time in the regular season to gel as a unit and to adapt to Vigneault's style, IMO.
Oh...and...I told you so! LOL!

At September 23, 2006 at 1:02 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

The last 2 preseason games are all that matters - get a grip! LOL

At September 23, 2006 at 1:12 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Hey can you guys help me help someone out? Too long to explain, just check this link at my sight.

Someone with ancestry to a 1914-15 Stanley Cup winner is trying to fill some long lost history and ancestry in regards to a name on the Cup. Being it was the Vancouver Millionaires, I thought you guys might be able to give this a boost!

Thanks, RC.

At September 23, 2006 at 3:20 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I read that post, and I can't help ya man!

At September 23, 2006 at 10:48 a.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Luongo has been in party mode since he signed his new contract. Once the counsellors and therapists get him clean, sober, and back to an emotionally neutral state, he'll be the brick wall Canuck fans so greatly desire.

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

At September 23, 2006 at 11:44 a.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

We're going to be ok...Luongo's like a home run hitter taking the first pitch, regardless of a strike or ball.

At September 23, 2006 at 3:07 p.m. , Anonymous alanah said...

Where did you guys get that image on this post? Or did you actually do it yourself? I just think it's awesome. :)

At September 23, 2006 at 4:04 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Thanks, I whipped it up last night after being bummed listening to the game.

Slapped the background and the glass logo onto a stock cartoon.

At September 23, 2006 at 4:48 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Aw, Hodge, you weren't excited to win that last fight?

Plus there was that unanimous decision over that poor wooden stool in the hallway behind the Vancouver bench.


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