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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!

It’s Not Over Til the Lord of the Cumberband Sings!

It’s Not Over Til the Lord of the Cumberband Sings!

It’s hard not to be down about the game. It’s hard not to get negative and fall into this downward spiral in regards to the team. You invest so much time emotionally in the game, in the team, and when it’s so close and down to the wire, you can’t help but get dragged down. It’s part of the game, it’s what loving this team is all about. They’re like a bad girlfriend, they love to break your heart. But, it’s not over yet. There’s still one more game to go before this series is decided, and if the Canucks...

I still believe in blue

I still believe in blue

Maybe surprisingly – and even blindly – I still feel good about the Canucks’ chances of coming back and taking this series from the Chicago Blackhawks. Last I checked, you need to win 4 games to move on to the next series, and even after last night’s game, the Blackhawks have only won 3. The Canucks have dealt with far worse situations than a 3-2 series deficit this season. They lost Luc and Carly tragically and too early. They lost Lui for a quarter of the season and Salo for more than that. They went through a franchise-low losing streak...

Even Strength

Even Strength

Are the Canucks out matched by the Blackhawks at even strength? Can we really only win when we get the chance to take advantage of their penalty kill? The Canucks have proven they have the offensive aresenal to take advantage of a bad turnover, poor change, or odd man rush, but in game 4 the distinct discipline of both teams proved that this series is just getting started. The Canucks shifted from an offensive minded juggernaut, to a defensive machine that was looking to hang onto a one goal lead. I’d said earlier, the Blackhawks ARE going to get more...

Time to take a deep breath

Time to take a deep breath

We’ve finally reached the part of the playoffs where Canucks fans feel uneasy. It’s actually kind of shocking it hasn’t happened earlier. But look my lovelies. Take a deep breath. Hold my hand if you need to. It’s going to be FINE. This series is tied 2-2. The Canucks aren’t down 3-1 to the other team. Did I miss the memo that said the boys were going to sweep the Hawks as well as the Blues? We knew these teams were well matched and it was going to be a long series. The Canucks can still close this out. There...

Kevin “No Boom Boom” Bieksa

Kevin “No Boom Boom” Bieksa

The playoffs are all about stats. Whose stats line up better against the opposition determines who everyone thinks is the favourite, so on and so forth. I’m sure Kevin Bieksa doesn’t like stats though. In 18 playoff games with the Canucks he has a whopping 3 points, all assists. The only positive stat is that he’s a +2 so far in this year’s post season. In the regular season he broke the 40 point mark notching 11 goals and 43 points, but as of late all he’s been able to muster is a couple of helpers. Bieksa’s play as of...

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