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10-19-2011, 09:27 PM
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Losing Erhoff was a huge blow to the PP. He was a great passer and has a great shot. Edler has a good shot, it's not just accurate. Gillis' offseason really puzzled me. Losing Erhoff and keeping Ballard, adding Sturm are not the best moves.
Ehrhoff over Bieksa/Ballard and Sturm over Torres weren't the brightest. Bad off season for the team, but MG has still done a great job overall.

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10-19-2011, 09:44 PM
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Ehrhoff over Bieksa/Ballard and Sturm over Torres weren't the brightest. Bad off season for the team, but MG has still done a great job overall.
He has done a great job. However, the window of opprtunity for the Canucks to win the Cup isn't that large. The Sedins are getting older, Luongo's play seems to be decreasing, and with his contract, Schneider will mostly likely be gone. Not to mention the Northwest Division is a joke right now but in two to three years, Edmonton and Colorado will be a lot better.

It's still early in the year but they still have a few question marks.

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10-19-2011, 10:06 PM
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Ehrhoff over Bieksa/Ballard and Sturm over Torres weren't the brightest. Bad off season for the team, but MG has still done a great job overall.
And at least the offseason moves didn't paint him into any corners - Sturm is completely disposable, and the NMC/NTC situation isn't too bad. There's enough flexibility in this roster to allow significant fixes over the course of the season, expensive as that may be.

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10-19-2011, 10:12 PM
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Ranger fan coming in peace.

The Canucks are one of my top Western Conference teams, and you guys are always fun to watch.

You guys have some incredible talents on your team--most notably this game to me was Edler.

You guys should have easily won this game, but us Rangers fans are used to games like this where Lundqvist keeps us in the game for most of the game and we find a way to win by 1 or 2 goals.

Anyways I just wanted to let you guys know it was a really fun game and would love to play you guys in the finals.
I think why the "Fans" get so upset with Lou now is...
1. He doesn't need to play like Lundqvist did because he has such a strong team in front of him so people are annoyed that they don't see those games anymore.
2. That other goalies come here and have to stand on their head all game and Lou sees no action and gets beat cold.
3. That he is so good that they don't understand how any goals go in.
4. That if he can't win a Stanley Cup here who can.
5. There wife beats them up.
6. They are still in love with Kirk McLean even though he did less for our team than Lou.
7. They are Racists.
8. They are the same people who think team Canada would have won with any goalie.(Marty lost every game just sayin')
9. They get upset every October because they apparently have no memory or access to a computer but in April think he is God.
10. They have an Irbe, Burke, Snow, Weekes, Michaud, Schwab, Potvin, Essensa, Cloutier, Brochu, Skudra, Moss, Hedberg, Noronen, Ouellet, McVicar, Sabourin Jersey and they just refuse to buy another one. (ps that was only 8 years from McLean to Luongo)

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10-19-2011, 10:14 PM
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Fans here can cry all they want about losing Ehrhoff and keeping Ballard. That is not the reason we are not winning, the absolute main reason we are not winning is that most teams, that have a decent defence squad, have figured out the way to beat the Canucks is to make them play a perimeter game, shoot the puck from the outside all game long and give your goalie a good chance to make the saves on low percentage shots.

Our best attempts at scoring a goal last night came when players crashed the net; Ballard, Volpatti, Kesler, Burrows and Higgins. The perimeter shots were just futile attempts that were easily saved by Lundqvist. He did not play an overly spectacular game, just a smart one.

Everyone can claim the Sedins have great chemistry with Burrows, but in reality Burrows only goes to the net against smaller and weaker defenders (cue the Oilers), he has too much trouble against a big physical dmen.

What the Sedins need is a true gritty power forward willing to crash the net, such as Doan or Morrow etc. Obviously these type of players are not always readily available, but there are others of their ilk, just maybe not the elite skillset; Oshie, Ruutu, Downie etc.

Giving the Sedins this type of players, opens up space for them while also giving Kesler his best linemate ever in Burrows and allowing Higgins and Hodgson to also create to evolve on their own Chemistry.

Sedins-Ruutu/Oshie
Burrows-Kesler-Hansen
Higgins-Hodgson-Samuelsson
Volpatti/Weise-Malhotra-Lapierre

Malhotra offensive game is completely lost at this stage of his career, and he can no longer be considered an offensive threat of any sort, he is strictly a defensive center that can lineup against the first line of any opponents team. Kesler's line fills a great second line role as well as being defensively responsible. Hodgson's line brings added offensive while still being decent defensively.

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10-19-2011, 11:14 PM
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The canucks could've fired perimeter shots at HL for 6 periods, they still wouldn't score. The offense was terrible, despite the shot total.

People at the game who were riding Luongo should be ashamed of themselves, Nobody deserves that in their home building - nobody. You can think whatever you want but to get in a guys face like that is pathetic. You people need to learn boundries.

BTW- A shutout loss is never your goalies fault. Just like 6-5 loss is likely not your offense's issue, a shutout loss is not the goalies fault.

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10-19-2011, 11:28 PM
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People at the game who were riding Luongo should be ashamed of themselves, Nobody deserves that in their home building - nobody. You can think whatever you want but to get in a guys face like that is pathetic. You people need to learn boundries.
Made me ashamed to call myself a Canuck fan.

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10-19-2011, 11:35 PM
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The canucks could've fired perimeter shots at HL for 6 periods, they still wouldn't score. The offense was terrible, despite the shot total.

People at the game who were riding Luongo should be ashamed of themselves, Nobody deserves that in their home building - nobody. You can think whatever you want but to get in a guys face like that is pathetic. You people need to learn boundries.

BTW- A shutout loss is never your goalies fault. Just like 6-5 loss is likely not your offense's issue, a shutout loss is not the goalies fault.
Pretty were angry because we dominated possession, territory and shots and were in a position to lose. A goal gets scored and they take that frustration that our offense couldn't score out on Luongo. Simple as that. If the offense did it's job and put up 2 goals they would have played safer and hopefully Rangers don't get those high quality chances.

It's not as if this team didn't do it to the oilers, blew for 2 periods and won the 3rd. goes around and comes around.

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10-20-2011, 12:30 AM
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Pretty were angry because we dominated possession, territory and shots and were in a position to lose. A goal gets scored and they take that frustration that our offense couldn't score out on Luongo. Simple as that. If the offense did it's job and put up 2 goals they would have played safer and hopefully Rangers don't get those highquality chances.

It's not as if this team didn't do it to the oilers, blew for 2 periods and won the 3rd. goes around and comes around.
And how did the Oiler fans treat their goalie?

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10-20-2011, 01:41 AM
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Its too bad HL doesn't fall to his stomach or else Ballard would've scored after Bieksa took it to the net in the 3rd

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