Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Captain Invisible

Just saw this sig on the Canucks.com forums under member TOMapleLaughs...haha! Nice work!
There's a lot of rumblings on the CC forums that Naslund's agent had mentioned that Naslund wants out of Vancouver after this season, and that he wants to sign in the East. This was heard on Team 1040, apparently. I don't really believe this at all. What's going to happen is that Nonis is going to ask Naslund to sign for considerably less than $6 million per year and Naslund's agent will say no. Then Naslund will be set free to free agency and some sucker team will pay him the money.
That, or he returns to Sweden.
Until then, we wish him luck on his current adventure trying to find the net.

Allow me to clarify something. You can see in my Canucks-Kings game post that there is an air of negativity in my thoughts, despite winning. I feel that it is justified. Sure, we fired 48 shots at Dan Cloutier, and it looked like a great effort. But that is not good enough for me.
Sure, Cloutier was good out there, but I didn't like the quality of shots. How many of those shots were along the ice? Do you know how much a butterfly goalie loves those kinds of shots? Piece of cake. Not enough shots were going top corner, and frustratingly enough, the Kings' only goal went where?? Top fricking shelf, where Hulk Hogan keeps his steroids. I didn't see the Canucks doing that enough. Canuck players are not showing the proper skill to bury their chances. So the 48 shots just amplifies that problem.
Oh yeah, I love that Kesler and Burrows are clicking beautifully. But that just amplifies how ineffective the Sedins-Naslund are lately. And what really irks me is that the Sedins continue to get their 20 minutes of icetime per game, while Frick and Frack are not seeing much increase in icetime compared to earlier in the year.
So there you have it. A near blown game to the lowly Kings last night leaves me unsatisfied. I still think this team, or most of it, has more to offer.

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At March 11, 2008 at 6:47 p.m. , Anonymous Temujin said...

Lest we forget: There were probably 35 rebounds that Cloutier made available.

Kesler now has 19 goals, and is averaging, around 15 minutes on the season?


At March 12, 2008 at 12:59 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

you'd think they'd know about the rebounds after playing with him for so long!
So what is Kesler going to earn for a contract? What is worth in your opinion?
I say $3 million.

At March 12, 2008 at 8:24 a.m. , Anonymous Temujin said...

$3 million is almost as much as Morrison makes, and both of us think Mo is overpaid. Do you think Kesler will be more productive than Morrison?

After the game against the Kings, I'd say $3 million would be a bargain for him, but I don't think it is much of a bargain if he doesn't get more than 20 goals.

With increased ice-time though, he could be a 30+ goal scorer.

At March 12, 2008 at 10:56 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Oh yeah, he'll score over 30 one day....and other teams know that as well. If Nonis doesn't fork over the $3 million, someone else will. Times have changed. It's a bargain campaign in the summer time.
I had a dream that Kesler signed with Detroit last night.... I almost woke up puking.

At March 14, 2008 at 2:24 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>we wish (Naslund)him luck on his current adventure trying to find the net.<<

Spot on comment.


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