Any room for optimism?

Were you a little nervous when the Canucks dropped Game 1 to Los Angeles? Did you pee a little when Dustin Brown scored his second shorthanded goal of the night?

It’s all fair, you have every reason to be a little worried.

The Vancouver Canucks managed to not only lay one giant egg in Game 1, they managed to make it even worse in Game 2. Sure, the shots were in favour of the Canucks in the second game, but surrendering two shorthanded goals is like a splash of ice-cold water on your genitals (or for the ladies, the um… ladies).

Either way, nothing feels good right now. What was expected to be a lengthy playoff run may become a one week house party which ended because your parents came home from the Neil Diamond concert early.

But if you’re pooping bricks, at least take solace in the fact the Canucks don’t seem to be. They’re at least putting on a brave face and telling the media they’re still confident they can turn the drowning ship around.

First, Henrik Sedin (via The Province):

“If we were in a hole like this a couple years back, I wouldn’t be as hopeful as I am right now. We’re playing well enough to win games.”

And also, Kevin Bieksa:

“We played, 5-on-5, the majority of the game in their end (on Friday). They got two Grade-A chances 5-on-5 is what I’m being told. That’s pretty good. If we can continue to do that over the series, we’ll be in good shape… For us, it’s 2-0. It’s not insurmountable. It’s just being in a game down 2-0, we know we can come back. We’re capable of it. We have to go out and do it.”

Talk the talk, yes. To go out and do it is quite another. So while fans may be losing hope, the most important thing is the players still have their confidence.

Matt Lee

Matt Lee has been a Canucks follower and a prototypical Canadian for years; it started on the streets by playing road hockey before and after Vancouver Canucks games and it's brought him here. After graduating from SFU with a BA in Communications and a minor in History while serving as the student newspaper's sports editor for two years, Matt is now a student at BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program in hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster.

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  1. Bella_o_0_Sirena says:

    Being a die hard Canucks fan seriously is my 2nd “Full time” job thatI cheer for them when we won and cry for them when we lose. Trust me this job  can never be that easy as you can imagine. Just have a look at the situation we are in right now, we are as fans would like to be fully supportive to help them go through this very moment. Yet this kind of support can never ever be “enough” for them. So we wish we could play for them so they could relax for a bit or we could just walk away and pretend that we hadn’t even gone that far to the playoffs for this season. Yet neither or would be or will be happened. Same theory as seeing our beloved someone struggling from illness or any difficulties but we still stay in our position. 
    Just because we love our team Canucks, we are not going to give up our hope for them. .. Never ever! No matter what the result will be like, We Are All CANUCKS and will always be…

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