I've seen the Canucks play like crap against worse defence. All it takes is a good coach to tell his team to play simple hockey and play tight man to man and not get caught running around. Add in a few key saves from goalies with no weight on their shoulders and an opening goal from Eberle or Hall and it's an uphill battle for Vancouver.
I'm being more tentative and say 2-2 to a shootout where we once again... lose.
It's all fine and dandy to play solid simple defense against the likes of Higgins and Samuelsson but you've actually got to have defensive skills to play against the Sedins.
Vigneault is looking to have Hodgson step up his offence with Higgins and Samuelsson on the wings and Malhotra and Lapierre handling the defensive centre duties.
And on the second line, Cody Hodgson was thrilled to learn he’ll be playing again with Chris Higgins. He really believes he meshes well with Higgins. But Janik Hansen is off their line and Mikael Samuelsson is on.
The best news for Hodgson is that both Manny Malhotra and Max Lapierre are centring lines. It should mean Hodgson has to worry less about defence.
“We’re giving Cody an opportunity to see if he can step up in one of those offensive roles,” Vigneault said.
If people don't like reading Abaddon's post then IGNORE HIM. There is a reason the function exists! I did and don't have to deal with the little comments.... it doesn't help when everyone is quoting him though.