Sunday, October 19, 2008

Canucks - Blackhawks preview

So today's game has a couple of interesting twists. The Canucks could win tonight because they are doing the win one-lose one-win one inconsistent thing. The Hawks lost in a shootout last night night and will be hard-pressed by new coach Joel Quenneville after a loss in the shootout last night. Patrick Kane scored 3 points in a losing cause.
This is a young and quick Hawks team. But they don't seem as big as our previous opponents. I bring this up because I think that if there was ever a chance for the Canucks' 2nd line of Raymond-Demitra-Pyatt to get it going it would be against a team like the Hawks.
The Canucks will have to shut down Sharp, Kane, Havlat and Campbell in order to be successful. Jonathan Toews has been quiet so far with only 2 assists. Or, we can outscore them, because you never know with this new Vancouver squad. They allow a lot more goals than last year. Chicago's scoring really falls off after those 4 guys.
The Canucks can roll with more offensive punch than Chicago, in my opinion.
So I got Vancouver winning this one 5-3.
Can the Canucks play more disciplined?
Will Bieksa make his return?
Anyone else not liking Luongo's stats? (3.21 GAA and a .895 save percentage)
Blame it on Gillis. He's the one that wanted more wide open hockey.

More game preview here.

Game Time: 4:00 PST
TV: Canucks PPV

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At October 19, 2008 at 2:24 p.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

"Anyone else not liking Luongo's stats? (3.21 GAA and a .895 save percentage)"

Pfft. I WISH our #1 had stats like that! Try 4.37 & .851 on for size.

I can only DREAM of having a good goalie again.

BTW, Go Hawks! :-)

At October 19, 2008 at 3:32 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

If the Hawks win I don't mind. Been a Hawks fan for a long time.
I just don't see them beating the Nucks.
Wow. Kipper's stats are that bad huh? I thought he was improving!

At October 19, 2008 at 3:53 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

So where are you watching the game, Sean?

And uhhh... are you inviting friends over? :-)

At October 19, 2008 at 4:20 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official: I dont' care how slow O'Brien is. We needed someone to take care of bidness,and, boy, did he ever just now take care of bidness.

At October 19, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Hehe, Demitra with a goal! All Hail Demitra!

I think the PPV is all messed up. I'm watching the Chicago feed online... and Chicago just ties it, GEEEEZ

At October 19, 2008 at 4:32 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Demitra scores! Nice passing play.
Oh never mind. Damned Seabrook scores right away. 1-1. Luongo's save percentage gets worse!

O'Brien is great as a 5-6th d-man. Good to have Bieksa back so O'Brien can play there...and fight.

At October 19, 2008 at 4:32 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

PPV took it's time and then came on wit about 11:00 left. Fuckers.

At October 19, 2008 at 4:34 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I'm heading to BP's for an early dinner with Becca. Catch up with ya soon. We should play some hockey later.

Go Nucks!

At October 19, 2008 at 4:36 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Hockey? OK! Been practicing. You dead.

Fucking Pyatt. How many hooking penalties has he taken this year because of his lug ass.

At October 19, 2008 at 4:38 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Ohlund scores! For Chicago that is.....damn it!

At October 19, 2008 at 4:40 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Remeber what I said...I enjoyed the previous 2 years' Canucks teams better than this team. How man odd-man rushes are we gonna give up?
Last year's team wasn't this defensively irresponsible was it?

At October 19, 2008 at 4:42 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Sammi Salo hurt? Big surprise! Glass Joe lives!


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