Calm during the storm

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.

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  • http://NucksHub.com Brian O’Neill

    I think we should keep in mind that the Blues were a scorching hot team. The key word is were. We may be getting a little to confident. They didn’t have their two best D-man and one of their best offensive threats. We may have not faced a playoff calibre opponent yet.

  • http://NucksHub.com Brian O’Neill

    I think we should keep in mind that the Blues were a scorching hot team. The key word is were. We may be getting a little to confident. They didn’t have their two best D-man and one of their best offensive threats. We may have not faced a playoff calibre opponent yet.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J. Guerrero

    And we didn’t have our 2nd line center and one of our top-3 defensemen either for parts of the series. :)

    I wouldn’t say that the Blues weren’t a playoff-caliber opponent because that’s taking away from what they’ve accomplished. After all, they were the best team in the NHL after the All-Star break. They finished 6th in the Western Conference, and considering they were dead last at one point, that’s saying something. If we beat, say, 7th place Columbus or 8th place Anaheim, would we say that we didn’t face a playoff-calibre team?

    You’re right though that some may be getting overconfident. And by some, I’m refering to some fans. (I know I have to control my own expectations.) I don’t get the sense the players think they’re better than they actually are, and really, that’s all that matters.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J. Guerrero

    And we didn’t have our 2nd line center and one of our top-3 defensemen either for parts of the series. :)

    I wouldn’t say that the Blues weren’t a playoff-caliber opponent because that’s taking away from what they’ve accomplished. After all, they were the best team in the NHL after the All-Star break. They finished 6th in the Western Conference, and considering they were dead last at one point, that’s saying something. If we beat, say, 7th place Columbus or 8th place Anaheim, would we say that we didn’t face a playoff-calibre team?

    You’re right though that some may be getting overconfident. And by some, I’m refering to some fans. (I know I have to control my own expectations.) I don’t get the sense the players think they’re better than they actually are, and really, that’s all that matters.

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