Thread: Globe and Mail: Canucks vs The top NHL defensive teams
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03-04-2011, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
The Canucks could have played the expansion Senators and not scored the way they've been playing lately.

If the Predators could effectively shut down a Canucks offense that actually had some semblance of its normal quality they'd be fighting for the President's Trophy like the Canucks are.

The Canucks are in a slump and playing bad hockey. They're not being shut down so much as they're shutting themselves down.
Lack of intensity - Samuelsson called it:
"You begin to feel more comfortable (at the top of the standings), like the whole dressing room does," he said. "You settle down. You don't have to win every game, that's the position we're in now. It's actually a good feeling.

"You can say we're in a slump, but I say 'who cares?'
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"Say what you want, I will be surprised if we outwork any more teams this year," Samuelsson said. "Everybody is in the playoff hunt and they are all fighting for their lives.

"This is almost playoffs. Maybe we should beat them if you look at the lineup, but that's not the case."
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Ca...#ixzz1Fbvacxsv

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