Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Colorado and Vancouver: The difference between a good team and a decent team

The Canucks proved to be merely 'decent' tonight in a 4-2 loss tonight against the Avs. 'Decent' is putting it nicely. Up 2-0, the Avs found life on the powerplay and scored 3 goals in just over 5 minutes to erase Vancouver's lead. The Canucks had looked so good up to that point.
The Avalanche have enough offensive power to bury their opponent when given the chance. Which team is better at blocking shots? Colorado; look no further than Foote and Laperierre. Which goaltender was better? Theodore by a long shot. Luongo looked 'off' tonight again. He was further out of his net and goes down early, putting him out of position if a rebound goes out or the shot goes wide. Theodore was square in his net and looked way more poised. Yeah, Theodore looked poised. Much has changed for this mile-high city team.
I think the blocked shots difference and the goaltending were the keys to Colorado's win. And hey, they can protect a lead as well.
What a change from the Calgary game. But that's why I said that the Flames "stank it up" in Vancouver on Sunday night. Colorado is a better team than Calgary and Vancouver combined. They have secured a playoff spot.
The Canucks will now have to win their remaining games against Calgary and the latest non-playoff team Edmonton. The damned Predators, who just won't quit (thanks for nothing, St. Louis..bastards) will have to lose at least one game against either Chicago or St. Louis to even give us a chance.
A crazy night indeed. One minute the Blues are up 3-0 on the Preds and I'm loving it. Then it's 3-2, 3-3, then the Preds win in OT. Then the Canucks are up 2-0 and looking poised to finally beat the pesky Avs. Colorado ties it and then finishes Vancouver. In the meantime, Calgary defeated Edmonton in regulation to push the Oilers out of making the playoffs. (See Iginla's shit-eating grin after that game???)
Edmonton being eliminated only provided minor consolation. It's Nashville that we have to worry about now, and they are playing like they deserve a playoff spot, and now the ball is in their court.
I'm not jumping off the Nucks wagon here. We have a chance. I've just never quite cheered so much for St. Louis and Chicago before!
Brace yourselves for a week of stress!

Best Canucks:

1. Ryan Kesler. 6 shots on goal, 1 goal, and a spirited effort.

2. Markus Naslund. He was all over the ice tonight. He was back checking, hitting. He stepped it up.

3. Willie Mitchell. 1 goal and over 25 minutes of icetime.

GOAT: Kevin Bieksa. One great game against Calgary followed by mediocrity tonight. My love/hate relationship with Bieksa continues.

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At April 2, 2008 at 3:35 a.m. , Anonymous Tapeleg said...

But you can still pop by my blog if you like.

At April 2, 2008 at 7:53 a.m. , Blogger Jibblescribbits said...

something about the Canucks brings out the best in the Avs this season, not sure what it is. Wish you could play you guys in the first round though.

Unfortunately I think the Avs will end up facing the Sharks in round 1, who I think are going to win the cup.

At April 2, 2008 at 9:54 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Not even Hejduk could explain why he is a Canuck killer in his post game interview last night.
Avs can have the Sharks and lose...I don't like them very much.

Anonymous: I can answer all you questions in a few words: A: gone
B: minimal time, no, and no.
C: Yeah sure.
D: Free, and no.

Advice: stop using question marks for sentences that are not questions! What are you, 3 years old?

At April 2, 2008 at 10:24 a.m. , Blogger HugoNav said...

Colorado are now my favorite for the cup. If they continue hot, i dont see any other team steping up to them.

At April 2, 2008 at 12:34 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that its lunch time and I'm off of Company time, I'll logg back onto the blog here. (hint hint Zandstorm)

Hejduk is one European Player the Canucks should definitely have. What a humble guy during the interview last night. Man why is he so darn good against the Canucks. Even Forsberg is a Canuck killer.

So Zanny, let me get this straight here. So "Your Company of Work" Paid for the software to make a website re: hockey? That's awesome! I'm soooo in the wrong business. I just "googled" "free software for webpage design" but everywhere I looked says Dreamweaver, flash, photoshop, etc. etc. has to be purchased to use it unless you use the 30 day trial. I have/own some webpage software, and cant afford the new stuff but have found nothing available to create the pictures, tabs, scripts yadadad that you have created. Please oh please let me know where I can get this "free" "legal" "I'm not a thief so quit pointing the finger at me" "I only use it when I need it" software. I'm so jealous!

I'm pretty sure stealing is still steailng no matter which way you look at it or try and justify it.

Anyways....... Im not trying to pick a fight. I really enjoy the site, but the swearing dude? What's up with that? There's "no class" "like no class". I really think you have something here that can grow, but the swearing should go. Your call dude, it's your site buttttt it could be better or even great! I have to get back to work now, my foreman is coming to check his Hockey Blogg, er I mean uhhh, needs the computer for work use.

I'll leave you with this.
Linden is money, and should have the "C". We will never win a cup with a swedish/finish/european Captain. Luongo is not on his game and I would have put Sanford in net and kept him there for at least the games up till last night. That way Lu is fresh, his game is on, his wife and new baby, are off his mind (during game time) and he's rested. He just hasn't stolen any games for us as of late, its called "BURNOUT". Hope we make the playoffs!

Later, I'll be back!

At April 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Huganov: I'll bet $50 they don't!!

Anonymous: OK, jackass, so you must be a Blogger troll. The Blogger header on this site was removed. Guess you didn't see the Blogger button on the right sidebar. So yeah, it's free. Tabs and headers are created with Photoshop. It's called creativity.
I don't have to explain to you WHEN I post on here, but I will anyways (and there is no exact time on posts is there? Check again! Only in the comments section.)
On second thought, I owe you no explanation! ha! Suck it!
I will say that I only post on my break or after hours (except trade deadline day).
Sharpen your google search skills and type in 'blogger'. Make sure you don't have a question mark behind it, you inquisitive little shit!
As far as the swearing goes: I do what I want. It's my style. You don't like it, then remain in your church pew and stay off my site.

At April 2, 2008 at 3:41 p.m. , Blogger HugoNav said...

i dunno, Theo is going to be the deciding factor. if they keep rolling.....they have a lot of guys who shine in the playoff´s. the conference finals look like a sure bet at least.

At April 2, 2008 at 3:53 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

But, but, but Zany, your site could be sooooooo muuuuuuuuccccccch beeeetttttteeeerrrrrr!

Because, you know, your readership consists entirely of five year olds who have never heard or used cursive or colorful language. Ever. EVER!

It never ceases to amaze me when I read comments like this on peoples blogs. It's not like you charge anyone a fee to read this site. You aren't hired by someone to do this, nor do you have deadlines or obligations to about content. you offer your readers a service FREE OF CHARGE (and a pretty darn entertaining service at that) with no captivity or coercion towards anyone. No one is bound and forced to scroll through the posts. That little "X" on the top right of the browser window does the same thing, no matter whether you are using IE or Firefox.

If someone has a problem with the content of the site, why in the name of all things would they comment about it here? Why not simply email you and ask you about it in private first? Jackass indeed, imo.

And it's guys like that who probably don't even realize how that statcounter program works. It can tell you when someone visited your site, how long they stayed, their geographical location, and the IP address of the computer. Fantastic! And the best part of all is that it's a FREE PROGRAM!

All the while he talks about "stealing", and yet he wants to limit your personal freedom of expression and tell you how to run your personal blog.


At April 2, 2008 at 5:43 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Huganov: Wow. You put alot of stock in these guys. What about the Ducks? Detroit? I guess ya never know.

Jin: I have not stolen anything. This person is misinformed and throwing blind accusations my way. I think it's somebody I know though. I almost recognize the person's sarcasm.

Yeah, I'll fucking swear whenever I want to. I have no intentions to further my career in journalism. Some of the best bloggers out there curse. It's the cool thing about blogging! We CAN!!!!
I had someone choked at me for posting that pic of a dead coyote laying the road for a Nucks-Phoenix pregame post. I told that person "tough titty" as well.
I like controversy! Next thing you know, I'll start throwing the "n" word out there! haha! I kid.
What I don't get is the person accusing me of doing this shiz on company time. Unfounded and unproven. If he/she was just kidding, then I wouldn't care. But this person is a shit disturber.

At April 2, 2008 at 6:20 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, Can we talk about Hockey now, or are we going to keep playing kindergarden? (?QUESTION?MARK?)She said, he said, they said. Whatever dude. Do what you want it's your site! Why are you getting so uptight about what I write. unlessssssssssssss Ahh yes the Truth Hurts. Zany, can I call you Zany, ok, my name is...., well my name really isn't important. You can just call me "inquisitive little shit" (oops i swore) As for creativity, You think adding a picture of a flame coming out of whales "poop shoot" is creativity? Go back to Mr.Gillespie's art class and maybe listen this time.

Stir Stir the Pot.

LOL, just kidding!

I'm an ass and just trying to get your goat. Sorry bud. I'll stop now.

Who's this temujin character? Does he think he (or she) is Genghis Khan? (question Mark) Another one. Opps.

Iv'e played both your sorry ass's in pretty much any game you can think of adn whipped you. You no Khan my friend. Or should I call you Dirty Sanchez?

Ill be back, have to eat now.


At April 2, 2008 at 6:31 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Aha! I got it! Harris, you jackass!!!
April fools huh?

At April 2, 2008 at 6:43 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup LOL, love ya bud!

I solemly swear Im up to know good!

Just kidding about the rest. Just talking shit!


At April 2, 2008 at 6:45 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

You're gonna eat your words, you vile little brown man!!! :-)

Uh oh, I brought up the race card! Hehehehe!

Shouldn't he be installing a hard drive or putting "ram" into a "slot"?

Apparently he is quite good at those things... though I have heard some complaints about his language when things don't go right for him... :-)

At April 3, 2008 at 10:55 a.m. , Blogger HugoNav said...

Well everybody is countin with the ducks. The Redwings are always a threat but if they dont step it up, they wont go far. The Sharks is another story, probably the one team the Avs should only find in the conference finals

At April 3, 2008 at 11:27 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Harris: No hard feelings! You got under my skin though, ya dink!

Huganov: I think my sticky with the Avs is health. Can Foote anf Forsberg remain healthy long enough? I gotta say though, when Foote is healthy he is an animal out there. He reminds me of Jay Mckee; 2 insane and physical shot-blockers.

At April 3, 2008 at 1:50 p.m. , Blogger HugoNav said...

Yeah, you re right in the money there, but man if they stay!!! Foppa has 11 points in 8 games??? Dunno, he is older but just look at Sakic.
Maybe they should get Roy back :D

At April 3, 2008 at 1:51 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey no worries, I was trying to. It was fun while it lasted! ahah
Especially when you didnt know it was me. I just kept adding fuel to the fire, sorry bud ahahhahaa.

Hey sorry didnt stop by last night, I'll try tonight. Kent was helping me drywall, well actually I was watching Kent do all the work.


PS. did you get my pic on your email last night?

At April 3, 2008 at 5:23 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

The Optimus Prime mask? I'll check.

At April 3, 2008 at 7:21 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Oh, that stupid golf club canucks logo! Oh ye of little faith!


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