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Throat Slashers and Arm Chair GMs

Throat Slashers and Arm Chair GMs

It seems everyone and their dog has an opinion on what to do with Luongo. Most recently the goalie graveyard theory has resurfaced and now everyone and his dog has a package deal in their head in which they want to get rid of Luongo now while he has value (in the order of one year left on his contract) and get something good for him. Ed Willes provides an interesting take on trading Luongo. But his oversimplification and general bandwagon stench makes it clear that he and Iain MacIntyre get together and sulk in a corner on weekends. I...

Looking Forward: Mats Sundin

Looking Forward: Mats Sundin

A lot of the questions looming over the Canucks as a team this year, revolve around how much of this team is going to be back next year. This is the best team the Canucks have ever had, and it wasn’t good enough. I’ve been Mats’ hardest critic all season, but in that series against Chicago he was our best and most consistent player. In those last 6 games he had 7 points. He had 4 points in the last two games and was skating with a purpose. The way he played spoke volumes to me. It also maybe suggested...

Thoughts on day one of the off season

Thoughts on day one of the off season

1) This is the first time I’ve been angry and mistrustful of St.Lou, I think. I absolutely adore him so this is a weird feeling for me. Sure, you can argue the speedy Blackhawks turned our defencemen inside out, because it’s true. But, Lui is getting paid a huge amount of money. He can’t let in 7 goals in an elimination game. Not when he’s the franchise player and getting paid like it. For all this talk of Lui leaving for a stronger contender when his contract is up, his forwards gave him 5 goals last night. 5 goals should...

Dan O. and Leggo laid an eggo

Dan O. and Leggo laid an eggo

By NHL standards, Dan O’Halloran and Mike Leggo officiated a good game last night. Like Colin Campbell’s disciplinary decisions this offseason, the officiating was horribly inconsistent. If Colin Campbell is the ringleader of NHL justice, then his referees have a done a good job of following him. Considering the importance of last night’s game, it was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen. From my point of view, it seemed like Dan O. and Leggo didn’t know how they wanted to call the game. At times, they would let a lot of things go; at others, no. They...

Season Wrap Up – Missing Since April 21st: Roberto Luongo

Season Wrap Up – Missing Since April 21st: Roberto Luongo

I’ve defended Luongo all season. There are people that are saying that I’m completely out of line for what you’re about to read, there are people saying that were it not for Luongo, we would never have gotten where we were. There are people that say it was the defences fault and that he is not to blame. When the regular season is done, it’s gone. What happens in the regular season means nothing. It’s over. Don’t believe me? Look at the San Jose Sharks. Slam dunk case. ln an elimination game, all stats go out the window. Nothing matters...

Well that’s it, then

Well that’s it, then

I want to say I’m proud of them and they had a hell of a season anyways, and I will soon. There’s several guys on this team who completely surprised and delighted me this season and they will get some post love in the coming weeks. But not today. Today my heart hurts and I’m miserable. It feels like Zdeno Chara stepped on my heart. I really did believe this Canucks team could do more than this. Right now I feel like tearing up because this was in all probability Matty Ohlund’s last game as a Canuck. Today I feel...

Giving credit where credit is due

Giving credit where credit is due

It’s hard to sum up an entire season in one post, so rest assured that Richard, Alix and I will do our best to offer our thoughts in a series of them over the next few days. ***** I was optimistic this morning because I sincerely thought the Canucks had what it took to compete with the Blackhawks and force a Game 7. I was optimistic because, in this biggest game of the series (heck, the biggest game of the season), I expected Roberto Luongo to be at his best. The Canucks competed alright and they did a lot of...

Even Shane O’Brien Scored

Even Shane O’Brien Scored

It’s over. It’s not the end of the world, but for the next couple of days it’s certainly going to feel like it. Everyone predicted what they thought the game would be like, we all hoped for Game 7, the only 7 the Canucks saw tonight was on the score sheet. The final score Blackhawks 7 – Canucks 5. This was a night that saw almost everything you could think of in a game. Horrible refereeing, enourmous hits happening all game long, beautiful goals, run and gun hockey, a hat trick, some fabulous goal tending, some not so fabulous goaltending,...

Every Night Becomes a Best of One

Every Night Becomes a Best of One

In this series you can look at stats and claim that Henrik has been the best forward, but best is a relative term. Their best hasn’t been good enough, and that’s why the Canucks are down in the series. Daniel hasn’t done anything of mention so far, and Burrows who’s our new first line winger has been silent. Tonight, backs against the wall, this is where teams are made. You don’t become legends, or go down in history, without facing adversity. The Canucks have been with their backs against the wall before. When they were sitting in 11th they faced...

Climb outta hell one inch at a time

Climb outta hell one inch at a time

From Parksy of the Canucks Fan Zone: GO CANUCKS GO!

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