Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Reality check time for Vancouver

The Canucks stabbed themselves in the foot by mentally showing up 10 minutes into period 1 last night against Columbus. Problem is, by then the score was 2-0. Regardless of the fact that they tied it in the 2nd, Jason Chimera's late 2nd period goal exposed a disgusting stat: the Canucks do not win games when trailing after the second period. Not even Vigneault had an answer for that post game. I believe his exact words for why the Canucks cannot mount comebacks in the 3rd is "I don't know."
Anyways, the tightness of the Western Conference is suddenly becoming an immediate threat to the Canucks, who dropped another spot last night, as the Ducks moved past them. Look at how many games in hand the Blues have, for one example. And why won't the Avalanche just give up and quit with the long term absences of Sakic and Smyth?
The best option here is to win the Northwest Division, which is proving to be a daunting task.
Next up: Detroit on Thursday. Brace yourselves.

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At January 16, 2008 at 12:31 p.m. , Blogger Jes GÅ‘lbez said...

Why is it the Canucks continue to lose games to bad teams? IT's as if the Canucks just don't give these teams enough respect, because they keep giving away points... grrr...

 
At January 16, 2008 at 1:31 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

So what's next? Let me guess, they beat Detroit and then lose to the Kings! :)

 
At January 16, 2008 at 10:40 p.m. , Anonymous Temujin said...

That would be in keeping with the general theme of things.

We beat the Wings once this year, so it isn't too far-fetched to think we can do it again. We've also lost to the wretched Kings... so ummm... yeah, I smell something cooking here and I don't like it.

 
At January 17, 2008 at 8:25 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Nothing like watching Calgary and Minnesota go into the shootout last night. . At least a point each.....damn! This race is actually fun to watch.

 
At January 18, 2008 at 5:17 a.m. , Anonymous brighton real estate agent said...

i dropped naslund in my fantasy league because of how inconsistent he has been,,, now luongo has been nothing short of brilliant,,, his goals against is among the tops in the league, but they are not scoring enough,,,

 

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