Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Canucks / Predators Preview

Tonight we can guage the Canucks' performance against a legitimate contender in Nashville, who are in top spot in the West right now. The teams have met 3 times this year, and the Canucks have only won once. The last time they played eachother was November 23rd in Nashville, a 6-0 loss to the Preds.
Markus Naslund has been in a funk as far as goal-scoring goes, but has been impressing Alain Vigneault with his desire to break it.

“When you’re going through adversity, you’re not going just come out of it, you’ve got to do something to [get out of it] and that’s what he did. He’s going out early, he’s working with Louie, working on his game, he’s coming in and watching videos so for me there’s a lot of positives also.”

There is a possibility that Willie Mitchell could play tonight, but I think that is unlikely. Sunday is probably more likely.

Apparently Rick Rypien has been practicing with the big dogs.

Ryan Kesler practiced for about 20 minutes as well yesterday.

Sami Salo could return on Sunday. Yesterday, Vigneault said:
“[Salo] will start to skate tomorrow but from what the [doctors] have told me, it’s not serious and hopefully we’ll get him back by Sunday also.”

My prediction: Ooo, I really want to be negative with this one, so I'll say 4-2 Predators, with the hope, as usual, that I'm wrong.

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At March 21, 2007 at 1:17 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Bastard!!! Always anti-Canuck!

If you get a spare minute, head on over to the Predators message board. a lot of them think the Canucks are going to win because Erat and Sullivan are out. I don't think they realize our best two D-men are not playing!

I wish all the injured players on both teams were playing in this one. But I'm willing to put money on Forsberg getting injured and leaving the game before the second period ends.

At March 21, 2007 at 1:17 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Oh, and 5-3 Canucks

Naslund (2), Pyatt, Bieksa, Fitzpatrick

Kariya (2), Arnott

At March 21, 2007 at 1:38 p.m. , Blogger Dr. C said...

A two-goal difference? Unpossible.

3-2 Canucks in the shootout.

Daniel Sedin and Naslund score in regulation.

At March 21, 2007 at 2:50 p.m. , Anonymous antro said...

the question is will there be, to quote Jes Golbez, a Forsberg hat-trick (goal, assist, injury) before he leaves?

Sedins stay hot, but it's not enough: 3-2 Preds. Kariya, Arnott, someone else; D. Sedin, Morrison.

At March 21, 2007 at 3:33 p.m. , Blogger HugoNav said...

Funny, in my Blog i gave the same result...but i´m a Preds Fan. Hope it´s a gossd game like the first 2.

At March 21, 2007 at 4:14 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

"I don't think they realize our best two D-men are not playing!"

Probably because the country music was playing too loud in the background! haha

I say Forsberg will be his usual Canuck-killer self and dismantle them on the PP tonight. No injury either!

Huganov- another Preds blogger? Sweet! I'll check it out!

At March 21, 2007 at 4:17 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Holy hell, Huaganov is a Portugese Preds Blogger! Unreal! Welcome to the fold!

At March 21, 2007 at 4:46 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Portugal? Predators?

My God... the stars have aligned!

And even with the broken translation through I see he is most certainly pleased with the possibility of the Red being three points ahead of the Wings with a win tonight!

At March 21, 2007 at 6:14 p.m. , Anonymous Hodge said...

I say 3-2 Canucks in Regulation

Beaner says 4-3 Canucks

At March 21, 2007 at 7:53 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

2-0 after 1??? Uh oh! I did not foresee this madness! But I LIKE it!

At March 21, 2007 at 9:13 p.m. , Anonymous noah said...

not only are they leading but tommi "stone-hands" santala scores.

surely a sign of the forthcoming apocalypse.

At March 21, 2007 at 10:23 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Yeah, the world is about to fucking end! All we need now is plagues!


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