Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh Damn that was close...

A great effort by the Canucks tonight. Sure they fell short losing in overtime but I really liked their effort as far as consistency goes. Hell, this was the San Jose Sharks for Christ's sakes. That was a well-earned point and I applaud the Canucks team for their efforts.
I could see the difference Sami Salo made as far as getting the puck out of their own zone. The Canucks were not hemmed in their own zone as much as in recent past.
Hell, they played for the 1-0 win and almost pulled it off. Had they pulled it off, Canucks nation would have hopped back on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, the loss may still fuel the doubter's fire.
I am proud of the efforts displayed tonight and I can see a bright immediate future for the team. They have only gotten better in the past 3 games.
Take a week off boys, and keep up the great effort. It can only lead to greater things.

PS: How about Ales Hemsky and the Oilers? Holy shitballs.

PPS: I think my Burrows-Thornton Photoshop image wasn't that far off. Burrows stymied Joe for most of the game.

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11 Comments:

At January 21, 2009 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Temujin said...

Sure they fell short losing in overtime but I really liked their effort as far as consistency goes.

Are you on the Canucks payroll now? Do you get bonuses for writing this crap? Daniel Sedin with a worthless hooking penalty that results in an OT goal. I can't believe you aren't calling this team out for their undisciplined play!

 
At January 21, 2009 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Laker said...

The canucks managed just 8 shots in the whole game!

Ovechkin averages 7 shots per game on his own.

I don't recall ever seeing a team only get 8 shots in a game!

 
At January 21, 2009 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous Nucker said...

Are you guys kidding? Were we watching the same game?

Twin One's penalty was a shitty, shitty call. Even if it wasn't shitty, I'm calling it shitty, coz it was shit.

Yeah, true, not many shots. But, fuck, we're talking The Sharks here. Most of us weren't even expecting them to hold their own (so to speak) in the first period, never mind most of the game. They were back, man! They looked like our boys again.

Lou looked like Lou, too, for the first time -- comfortable, confident. Only at the end did he falter. The sight of him splayed face down on the ice will haunt me -- too reminiscent of Willem Defoe in Platoon. (That one's for you, Sean. No charge.)

Oh, the horror, the horror...

(Yeah, I know. Wrong movie. Just keeping up the "war-is-hell" film metaphor.)

 
At January 21, 2009 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Jin and Laker: OK, the bandwagoners have been isolated. I'm not going to critique that game. 8 shots sucks? Yeah it does. But the team played a more consistent defensive game. They are fighting their way back to playing successful winning hockey. If part of the learning curve is to play super trap to get everyone on the same page and only 8 shots are attained, then I'm all for it. A balance will ensue. You guys need to be patient.
We got the 1 point against the fucking Sharks. More than I thought they'd get.

Nucker: Jeezus, that was very Platoon-like! Poor Louie. Better days are ahead though.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

I've been patient and it didn't get me anywhere. True enough that we got one point. But we were 30 damned seconds away from two points, and when that didn't pan out we completely handed the second point away in OT. Frustration Central, in my books.

I can't believe we're in 8th, and the Oilers (Oilers!?!?) are ahead of us on percentage.

It's like a damned upside-down world or something.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

haha. Hey, i understand your frustration. For me, I've developed this new patient side over the past week. I think it's mostly because I can see now that the players are not tuning out AV. Luongo looked stellar last night. The team played a stingy system and they'll open up a bit more when they continue of play that way defensively.
The Canucks remind of a bunch of kids that flunked and got demoted back to kindergarten right now. It's back to the basics for these guys.
I love how the Avs, Ducks and Hawks lost tonight! Yeah! Fate is on our side still. I anticipate a higher success ratio immediately after the Allstar break.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

I find your lack of pessimism disturbing :-0

Gads, a whole week between games. Maybe the Canucks need this.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 10:21 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

And this is exceptionally unfortunate news.

Pat Burns has lung cancer. Yergh.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Billy said...

The canucks managed just 8 shots in the whole game!

Ovechkin averages 7 shots per game on his own.

I don't recall ever seeing a team only get 8 shots in a game!

Hey Laker, and you didnt see one last night either as the Nucks were credited with 14 shots. Where this 8 shot legend came from I dont know.

Word verification DYFLUMB its the perfect word to describe a lot of Nucks fans...

 
At January 21, 2009 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Laker said...

Hmm ya. You are right. Odd. I saw it somewhere...but indeed 14 shots.

The personal attack is kinda juvenile but whatever.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Well everyone is entitled to their opinions here, and you can be as blunt as you want.
I didn't remember seeing a lot of Nucks shots, that's for sure. But I didn't see a lot of San Jose chances either. It almost resembled a playoff game between the 2 teams. Yet it seemed very cautious on both sides.

 

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