Also we did beat the Kings 1-0 without him during the stretch drive, so there's that
Not the most convincing of wins, at least offensively
I think this team can win the series even with Daniel out, but only if they play as well as they're capable of. We can not see anymore garbage games like the last one. Let's get a well-disciplined, 60 minute effort, free from embellishment, etc. Focus on keeping the game simple, and let the team's skill level take over.
The Canucks often serve up a stinker just before they go on a tear. In another positive, Luongo looked as solid as a rock.
What troubles me is that the Canucks did not respond to Vignault's coaching in game one. There must have been discussion between periods, no? They didn't get any better as the game wore on, instead becoming less disciplined! This, I think, is one of LA's strengths. They have a new coach and they are listening to him.
Canucks have spent too much time fiddling with the cap. Tanev played the year in the AHL and it shows. This team isn't playing with set lines or pairings, is any other team trying this approach?
I have the uncomfortable feeling that these guys are waiting for Daniel. Tragic, if true. Nobody is really stepping up to sieze the opportunity. Someone better step up or LA siezes the series.
I'm confident the Canucks will rebound with a much better effort tonight. They're an elite team, they didn't just forget how to be one in one game.
I personally think Andrew Ebbett will draw into the lineup if only to give the 2nd PP unit a different wrinkle. AV seemed to like him there and it was a weak spot in Game 1. Weise is most definitely better suited for the physical aspect of the physical end of things, but if the fourth line doesn't get much ice-time to begin with he would be something of a non-factor.
in 2001 Colorado lost Forsberg in the conference finals and went on to win the cup... that's not the best example. They still had Sakic and Roy. And Bourque.
In short, I don't think so. But don't worry about that, Daniel will definitely play at some point...
And they lost him in the conference finals, so thats 1 1/2 rounds? not sure which game it was so i just guess the middle
You think so? I do believe he will play at some point but as its looking right now, it's looking like 2-3 rounds without him. Not only do I feel that we lose our best player but I don't feel Henrik can play to his fullest potential either, despite his play during the season without him, i believe in the playoffs, it really magnifies how much he depends on his brother in order to complete plays, his current linemates he'll get just dont have the same vision
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I'm also beginning to doubt if the Canucks can win without Danny.
if daniel is gone for the series, as is looking likely, it's silly to use regular season wins against non-playoff teams as proof that this team can succeed without him
it's not like the bruins missing marc savard or nathan horton...daniel sedin is the team's top goal scorer, a hart/lindsey winner, and is crucial to getting the most out of the powerplay and the team's other top player in his brother henrik
really could have used a dominant sedin shift of offensive zone possession in game 1 and taking that out of the canucks' repertoire is pretty depressing to think about against an upbeat kings team
It was a dumb move by Kesler any way you slice it. Yeah, the refs didn't have to call it, but Kesler came in and obviously wanted to spray him...and we had just come off of 2 PP's, the refs are looking for an excuse to try and even things up and Kesler gave them one. He needs to be smarter.
I really don't know what to think about tonight's game. Part of me is confident that the Canucks will come out with a much better effort. The other part is worried that they might come out flat, get a couple of unlucky bounces and the series is 2-0 heading to LA.
Just got home from work, going to have to try to catch some sleep. I'm sure I will have trouble falling asleep :/
I really think (hope) that we are going to see a VERY disciplined Canucks team tonight. After watching/reading a lot of the post game interviews.. it seemed like they got the message about the penalties, etc.
I see a big night for Lappy and Bieksa. I see lots of shots on goal, and the grinders picking up the rebounds.
I just hope Bobby Lu can stay focused like he did in game one.. I think he's going to get a lot of traffic in front of him.