The quarter pole review

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

8 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    OT, but did you move to Lethbridge? Last night I was driving behind a silver SUV with the AB license plate:

    JJCANUK

  2. Matt says:

    OT, but did you move to Lethbridge? Last night I was driving behind a silver SUV with the AB license plate:

    JJCANUK

  3. Me move to Alberta? My once or twice a year trips there are enough. Haha! :P

  4. Me move to Alberta? My once or twice a year trips there are enough. Haha! :P

  5. Jeremy says:

    Fantastic review — agreed with most of your take on the season so far. I think it’s safe to say that they can’t keep up the pace of the last 10 games, and I suspect they’ll get beaten badly one of these games (hopefully not tonight!)…then we’ll see how resilient the team is in the games that follow. Based on what I’ve seen, I’m thinking they’ll make the playoffs, but not win the division.

    I like the fourth line (Hordichuk/Johnson) better than I have in years — tougher, more responsible. I wonder if that’s partly what’s freed up Burrows/Kesler to do their thing even better than before…they were good last year, but their continued improvement is making a difference right now, I think. Hansen has been excellent.

    The Sedins just keep doing what they’ve been doing, the D is still solid (I like O’Brien despite the dumb penalties), and the goaltending has been what we expected. Those things haven’t changed over the past few seasons. I guess it’s the surprises that might be making the biggest difference: Demitra being more effective than Naslund was for the past two seasons (although meeting injury expectations so far) and Wellwood turning things around. I expected to miss Morrison more.

    Bernier seems to be about what we expected and Raymond is still showing potential. Pyatt has appeared to be useless out there — would love to see some cap space spent on someone to replace him and build a decent second line.

  6. Jeremy says:

    Fantastic review — agreed with most of your take on the season so far. I think it’s safe to say that they can’t keep up the pace of the last 10 games, and I suspect they’ll get beaten badly one of these games (hopefully not tonight!)…then we’ll see how resilient the team is in the games that follow. Based on what I’ve seen, I’m thinking they’ll make the playoffs, but not win the division.

    I like the fourth line (Hordichuk/Johnson) better than I have in years — tougher, more responsible. I wonder if that’s partly what’s freed up Burrows/Kesler to do their thing even better than before…they were good last year, but their continued improvement is making a difference right now, I think. Hansen has been excellent.

    The Sedins just keep doing what they’ve been doing, the D is still solid (I like O’Brien despite the dumb penalties), and the goaltending has been what we expected. Those things haven’t changed over the past few seasons. I guess it’s the surprises that might be making the biggest difference: Demitra being more effective than Naslund was for the past two seasons (although meeting injury expectations so far) and Wellwood turning things around. I expected to miss Morrison more.

    Bernier seems to be about what we expected and Raymond is still showing potential. Pyatt has appeared to be useless out there — would love to see some cap space spent on someone to replace him and build a decent second line.

  7. VancityAllie says:

    And despite how the loss went tonight, I thought the Canucks played a really good game. Sedins were crackling, Sanford made some great saves, Wellwood was hussling, Hordichuk was going to the net, and I thought Demitra and Edler were playing really sharp with the Sedins. Powerplay looked good.

    It’s a shame we lost tonight but I don’t disagree with any of your points. I think the Canucks can keep it up, even though it seems we always have a good November every year, doesn’t it? :)

  8. VancityAllie says:

    And despite how the loss went tonight, I thought the Canucks played a really good game. Sedins were crackling, Sanford made some great saves, Wellwood was hussling, Hordichuk was going to the net, and I thought Demitra and Edler were playing really sharp with the Sedins. Powerplay looked good.

    It’s a shame we lost tonight but I don’t disagree with any of your points. I think the Canucks can keep it up, even though it seems we always have a good November every year, doesn’t it? :)

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