Tuesday, September 26, 2006

LUONGO IS GOOD, BUT NUCKS NEED OFFENCE


Yeah yeah, I know it's only preseason, but the Canucks' loss to the Sharks tonight (2-0) does raise an interesting question that has been brought up alot this offseason. How many goals will the Canucks score? Will it be enough? I think we are already getting glimpses into how the early part of the season (at least) will go for them already. And that is that Roberto Luongo will not disappoint, but unfortunately, he is stuck with some of the problems that he had in Florida, which is GOALS SCORED. Now....who do you envision being on the top line this season?
Should it be Naslund-Morrison-Bulis, and Sedin-Sedin-Kesler on the second line? I can feel that.
But the truth is, Jan Bulis is nothing but a pipe dream to score 60 points even. Kesler is the same, unless he suprises. So what the Canucks are probably going to have to do is play better defensive hockey, and get scoring from all FOUR lines. If that isn't the case now, then they will have to aim for that in the near future. Naslund will be gonzo next season, unless he puts out more than 75 points, as his $6 million salary dictates. And we will wait and see what players like Marc Chouinard and Taylor Pyatt have to offer offensively as well.
The bottom line Canuck fans, is that it is a roll-of-the-dice season, so I hope you have alot of money in your booze account because you just may need it.

10 Comments:

At September 26, 2006 at 11:52 PM , Blogger -Beaner- said...

So then you ask yourself, who don't the Canucks have this year that was really relavant to last year? Anson fucking Carter? You know who we got for Anson fucking Carter? We got Roberto Luongo. Seriously, we gave up a mediocre at best goalie, a third line defenseman, and a load of horse shit baggage for one of the best goalies in the league. So what about what happens now. Like the great Ted Nolan says, "He hasn't played in five months, there's probably a little rust there, we'll probably have to play a lot in exhibition to help him shake off that rust."

The Canucks, in the long run, will be just fine, let them find their groove, you'll see. Let's bet!

 
At September 27, 2006 at 12:12 AM , Blogger Hodge said...

If nothing else its a whole lot better than the nuks trying to hold on to a one goal lead last year knowing your goalie couldnt probably make the save when it counted.

Three words: Roberto Luongo

 
At September 27, 2006 at 12:20 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

i will give you that Hodge!

 
At September 27, 2006 at 12:22 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Like I said though, "hey Roberto, welcome to your second Panthers team"

 
At September 27, 2006 at 12:26 AM , Blogger reality check said...

The goal of posting a drunk blog has now been accomplished!

 
At September 27, 2006 at 12:40 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

but i will wake up tomorrow and think the same thing!

 
At September 27, 2006 at 12:41 AM , Blogger Hodge said...

Get some sleep, I expect my KD to be top notch.

 
At September 27, 2006 at 5:07 AM , Blogger reality check said...

Don't make me tell you how it's made, or Cheese Whiz for that matter. Do a google on "whiz"!

 
At September 27, 2006 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Temujin said...

Jan Bulis is nothing but a pipe dream to score 60 points even.

This may turn out to be your most accurate prediction of all.

and get scoring from all FOUR lines

I remember complaining about this for roughly every game the Canucks played between 2001 and 2004. I'm still optimistic about the season, but not that optimistic about rolling four solid production lines.

And where the fCuK has Matt Cooke been this pre-season? Jumpin' Jehosephat on a trampoline... isn't this the same Matt Cooke that played with Morisson and Naslund when Bertuzzi was suspended? At this point I wouldn't put him on a line with Mario Bliznak and Nicklas Danielsson down in Manitoba. He'd better start earning his $1.5 million.

 
At September 27, 2006 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

And quick too, same with Kesler.

 

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