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11-16-2003, 08:13 AM
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Help vs The Wild

Seeing that the Oilers have absolutely owned the Wild since they came into the league, what advise do you have for the Canucks brass to beat this team? Not one loss in regulation! It's truly and amazing run, and deserves a lot of recognition. What can the Canucks do to have just a modicum of this kind of success?

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Trade Bertuzzi to us for Ferguson. He's the key to the whole thing.

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Seeing that the Oilers have absolutely owned the Wild since they came into the league, what advise do you have for the Canucks brass to beat this team? Not one loss in regulation! It's truly and amazing run, and deserves a lot of recognition. What can the Canucks do to have just a modicum of this kind of success?

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I'm not certain why anybody on this board would want to help the Canucks but what the heck. The Oil get a lot of criticism for the fact that they can't beat defensive minded teams and yet they have owned the Wild for four years. For me the key is the confidence that patience does work against the Wild. With a team like New Jersey we always push because we think we need to to score but against Minny we play against the trap the way you have to. Patiently. The trap is basically hockey's version of the counter puncher in boxing. It takes less talent than offense but requires that you make no more mistakes than your opponent. I suspect that when Van plays the Wild they play wide open but to be effective you have to play as a counter puncher relying on the fact that you will score on a greater percentage of your limited chances than they will on their limited chances. That is why they are so incredibly boring to watch. I don't know if you have ever watched a boxing match between two counter punchers or not (they don't make such matches often) but they are incredibly boring.

All that said it is no more likely that the Canuck brass will listen to thisthan that the Oil brass listens to us! Good luck to you guys this year (except against the Oil) this could be your year.

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Scoring the first goal would help as well as then the Wild can't trap. Once a trapping team allows the first goal, they have to get away from the trap.

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fore-check fore-check fore-check all game long

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Scoring the first goal would help as well as then the Wild can't trap. Once a trapping team allows the first goal, they have to get away from the trap.
Agree here. Wild is not playing its game once they are down, so scoring first is especially important against the Wild.

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it's quite simple really

All you have to do is put more pucks behind the Wild goaltender then the Wild put past your goaltender.

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Heh heh, some interesting answers. Thing is the Canucks do a whole lot of forechecking, and often score several goals before the Wild. I was simply curious if any of you had noticed why it was the Wild struggle against the Oilers. Concidering they don't really seem to have the same trouble against some of the stonger teams in the league, I thought you guys might have actually been somewhat proud of the record.

Anyhow, appreciate the thoughts.

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Trade Bertuzzi to us for Ferguson. He's the key to the whole thing.
Got to really agree with Hairball on this one except the Canucks would have too pick up some of baby Bert's wage given that as Chris Cuthbert would say Todd's "hellacious" contract. A salary dump of that magnitude would have to be discounted given Ferguson's relatively paltry paycheque. Of course the 'Nucks could throw in the Sissydean Sisters and Nazzi; we would respond by throwing in Comrie, Horcoff and a 6th round conditonal pick.

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Got to really agree with Hairball on this one except the Canucks would have too pick up some of baby Bert's wage given that as Chris Cuthbert would say Todd's "hellacious" contract. A salary dump of that magnitude would have to be discounted given Ferguson's relatively paltry paycheque. Of course the 'Nucks could throw in the Sissydean Sisters and Nazzi; we would respond by throwing in Comrie, Horcoff and a 6th round conditonal pick.

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Of course you would have to be included in any deal, for you invaluable and constant support of all thinks Canuck!

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Oh. The other thing is we got the inside track on Zholtok. You guys could trade for a going nowhere player and develop him and then let him loose to play for the wild. He'd have to take up a roster spot though. Hmmmmm. Maybe a defenseman this time. You could trade us Jovo to make room. Since we already gave you our oldest Dman, maybe we'll even it out with an up and coming centreman in Sarno. Of course we'd also let you absorb some of his salary also. Just to be fair of course.

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