Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Canucks-Stars Preview

Well, bad news right out of the gate: Willie Mitchell may miss about 5 weeks with a stress fracture in his vertebra. He has been placed on the IR. Sucky indeed. Willie is a capable and consistent player and leader for this team.

Tonight will mark a Canucks franchise record as GM Place will have sold out 200 consecutive times.

Tonight's game will be close, as Dallas and Vancouver are usually separated by 1 goal every time they play (except Game 7 in round 1, hahaha). The Canucks have played the Stars once this year, defeating them 3-2.
But tonight we will have to rely on Curtis Sanford between the pipes, as Luongo takes his extended absence and spends time with his pregnant wife in Florida. Is Sanford up to the task? How will both teams play after a long layoff?
I got the Canucks using home ice advantage to win this one by an unusual score of 5-4.

Norm McIver was called up yesterday. We could use his size against the bigger Dallas team. My big question is...why hasn't Luc Bourdon gotten a chance to play for so long?

Lukas Krajicek (shoulder) will be a game time decision.

Game Time: 7:00 PST
TV: Sportsnet Pacific HD

Let the conference race resume! Gad damn these next few weeks are going to be stressful.

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At January 29, 2008 at 5:57 p.m. , Anonymous temujin said...

except Game 7 in round 1, hahaha

I laughed out loud in my office when I read that. I shit you not.

You can search around YouTube and find the call from Shorty and Larscheid... "Who else? The Canuck Wonder Boy! Trevor Linden!"
Oh, those were the days.

I am not nearly as optimistic about tonite as you are.

4-2 Dallas

Prove me wrong, Trevor!

At January 29, 2008 at 8:29 p.m. , Blogger Andrew Bucholtz said...

Mitchell's injury will certainly hurt... what is it with this team and not being able to keep defencemen healthy? Seriously, the Canucks have the worst defence injuries of anyone over the last several years.

At January 30, 2008 at 8:34 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I guess I was overly optimistic. Damned Stars.

Salo just can't stay healthy and probably never will. Maybe he needs more calcium in his diet.


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