Monday, December 22, 2008

Canucks vs Ducks preview

One look at the standings and once again you can see how an important a win could be for the Canucks tonight. We're either going up or down the list tonight.
There isn't much about htis squad minus Luongo that really brings out the confidence in me right now. When Sanford showed up to play against the Blackhawks on Saturday, his team couldn't score more than 1 goal on a nearly flawless Huet. Look at how the Devils are playing without Martin Brodeur.. why can't we do that? Is it fair to say that Sanford is no Scott Clemmenson? I think it's fair to say that every player to a man needs to step it up.


- J.S. Giguere will be back in net for the Ducks tonight after attending his father's funeral in Montreal recently.

- No Teemu Selanne, who cut his thigh against the Oilers last Friday. I thought I saw blood on the ice. He will miss a month.

- the Ducks have not lost a game this season when leading after 2 periods. The Canucks have a .846 record. Remember when we were gold in that category? The Ducks and Canucks look to match up pretty evenly otherwise if you look at's preview.

-Remember the last time these 2 teams played? Halloween... a 7-6 Canucks victory.

- Daniel Sedin missed practice on Sundin..I mean Sunday with a sore groin. He is expected to play tonight. I hope..

- Sanford will play again apparently.

-Brendan Morrison returns to Vancouver tonight, but the big story on him is his lack of offence.

- Is it just me, or did the Sedins and Ohlund have that extra zip to their game against the Hawks? Gee I wonder why...

- Call me nuts call me Zany but I think the Canucks will take this one.

-Just to bring back a Waiting For Stanley Photoshop blast from the past....

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At December 22, 2008 at 11:24 a.m. , Blogger Billy said...

Not sure about tonight. I'm hopin for a win cause i'm goin to the game. Selanne will be missed, and hopefully the Ducks dont put up a fight.
Tomorrow is gonna be the game where we see what we have. 2 wins by the Nucks in the next 36 hours and we can relax and know that we truly are as good as we dare to dream. 2 losses and its nailbitin time for the last 50 games :)

I'll call a 4-3 nucks in a Bettman special...

At December 22, 2008 at 12:06 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

We just can't go to a shootout!
2-1 Nucks.
Yeah, we'll see how we measure up against the Sharks...scary thought.
When we get Sundin and Luongo playing I doubt there will not be as much nailbiting :)

At December 22, 2008 at 2:15 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

- J.S. Giguere will be back in net for the Ducks tonight after attending his father's funeral in Montreal recently.

Word on the street is that Giguere is playing tomorrow night in Calgary, and Hiller will get the nod tonight. Hiller's been playing excellent net lately (50+ saves in EDM), but he might have a bit of a Sanford syndrome -- the Ducks have scored just five goals for Hiller in his last four starts.

Should be a pretty good one, I think.

At December 22, 2008 at 2:55 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

......with the Canucks winning 2-1 of course!

At December 22, 2008 at 6:14 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

This one's going to be a laughers.

5-2 Canucks

D Sedin, Demitra (2), Bieksa, Burrows
Getzlaf, Pronger


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