Thursday, March 08, 2007

Canucks Coyotes Preview

The Canucks begin a 3 game mini-road trip tonight in Phoenix, against a Coyotes team that has lost 3 in a row. This should be a walk in the park right? After killing the Lightning a couple nights ago, we should destroy the Dogs tonight, right?
Absolutely not! The Canucks trend this season is to lose their aggressiveness after winning a huge game and/or not playing a full 60 minutes against non-playoff teams.
Their record against cellar dwellers is is less than stellar, Keller. Excluding Edmonton, who the Canucks have had their way with this season, the Nucks have 14 wins and 9 losses against current non playoff teams. Out of those 23 games, 16 of them were 1-goal games.
I don't know if the Canucks think that these lower teams are going to be a breeze, or if they don't prepare themselves mentally before these games.
It took a 3rd period comeback for the Canucks to defeat the Coyotes on March 1. Phoenix youngster Bill Thomas made his presence felt that night.
On a more positive note, that was the start of Jeff Cowan's streak.

Tonight we will get to see Dany Sabourin get the start. Oh yes. And we will analyse his every move, and mention how small he looks in net, and curse him for any lousy goals he lets in. But at least Sabourin is improving, and I'm sure I can speak for most Canuck fans when I say that we have more confidence in his ability now. Especially after he stopped 38 of 40 shots in a win over Anaheim on February 20th.
I am hoping that the Canucks perform well in front of him tonight. That would mean playing a full 60 minutes against a desolate team, matching their speed, staying out of the penalty box a little more, and getting a victory in this must-win situation. The 2-point lead we have on the Flamers could turn into 4 tonight if we beat the Dogs and Calgary loses to Nashville... Go Preds!

My prediction: 4-3 Canucks. Cowan gets the 'trick' and a female Coyotes fan hops off the Phoenix bandwagon, and throws her bra on the ice.

Haha, I don't think Sportsnet reads the news very much.

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At March 8, 2007 at 4:06 p.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

GO Canucks - go preds :D Lets hope they play the full 60 minutes, if they do that. they should win!

what do you think of Larscheid announcing his almost sure he's retiring after the end of this season?

At March 8, 2007 at 4:23 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

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At March 8, 2007 at 4:28 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

He is 67 years old, but this article is right, he is irreplacable, unless Don Taylor would take over: "He- yeeyeeeyeeeyeee shoots and scores! In Pyattinan fashion! Wearing the blue and green jersey with the white trim!"

At March 8, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

The Larscheid story is here .

At March 8, 2007 at 8:51 p.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

and we win again !!

calgary lost

four point lead against minnesota and the flames !

Cowan scores again !

crazy !

At March 8, 2007 at 9:24 p.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

Ugh! I hate Nashville.

At March 8, 2007 at 9:33 p.m. , Blogger Rogene said...

Haha, the Yahoo! NHL front page now has Jeff Cowan listed as one of the "Who's Hot" in fantasy performers.

What do you want to bet that NOBODY had him in any pool anywhere a week ago?

At March 9, 2007 at 1:28 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I don't think anyone has ever had Cowan in a pool anywhere, ever. Maybe a goon pool!


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