I thought Kane played well tonight. 9 shots, 4 hits. He was throwing his body around. I mean sure if he was a playmaker as well that would be awesome. But sometimes being selfish makes things happen too. One of his shots on net led to Wellwood's goal.
IMO Burmi was weak tonight, Kane played like a guy playing for himself tonight.
8 was very poor. He imo isn't ready to play consistently well at this level , and at C he handles the puck too much for what he creates and has far too many easy turnovers . We play hard as a team most nights but the talent deficiency shows .
I thought that this was a great game, almost felt playoff-esque. Pavelec was an absolute wall in net for you guys and I was astounded on his great rebound control. I was hoping for a 3-2 Canucks win in OT, as I want you guys to make the play-offs, but I'll be rooting for you against the Flames anyways.
Thanks. You guys are the real deal. Great talent at every position (forward lines, defense and goaltending). Expect to see Vancouver make it to the 3rd round at least. Just need the twins to get back on track!
Our team needs a better forecheck. That was the biggest thing I noticed. There were a few times where they would keep the puck in Vancouver's zone for an extended amount of time, but for the most part they would get it in...take a shot or two. Maybe score. then it would promptly slide down to the other end.
Pavs was great tonight. Definitely kept us in the game, Vancouver was out shooting us like crazy. Defensively this team seemed to struggle as well.
but overall, I can't complain too much. Van is the second best team in the league pt wise and i think THE best ability wise. The Canucks got it all, solid D great offense, good goalies...and the Jets kept up. There were areas that needed work and some silly mistakes(I'm looking at you, Enstrom)...overall the team played well and kept it super close. Had they been able to capitalize on the PP or had a better forecheck to keep that pressure on Schneids, we would have had this in the bag.
I was at the game tonight. Jets started slowly but got stronger as the game went along. As a Canucks fan I was on the edge of my seat thinking this was going to be another loss. I try to hate you guys but I can't. Maybe this is the honeymoon period and the hate will come but I'm just glad you have your team back. It was a travesty to lose it in the first place. I actually didn't mind the Jets fans at all. There was a bit of a celebratory feel about it all for everyone, no nastiness that I saw.
Back to the game. Your goalie is good, Wheeler is good. I was expecting more from Kane so was a bit disappointed in that - well, okay not really from my standpoint, but I liked him as a Vancouver Giant and he's a local boy. Byfuglien needs to lose weight. He looks about 20 lbs. heavier than when he played with Chicago and his speed just wasn't there. He never was fast but he was lumbering around and being big and heavy only gets you so far these days.
Good luck to you guys and hope you get that playoff spot. You deserve it more than some of the other teams I've seen that are in the same position.
What a Game!! Too bad we lost It just ate at me for the rest of the night lol but it was a game that could have went either way!! I was in Full MTS Center mode at the tavern Tcona last night Yelling at the tv every 5 seconds... Cant wait too do it again tonight!!
Disappointing result, and the Jets didn't play their "best", but this isn't one of those losses that should sink the team or the fans.
Vancouver has a very good team. The Jets didn't have a great 1st period, and gave up too many shots overall, but the fact is the Jets had a 1 goal lead in the 3rd period with 14 or so minutes to play.
The only thing I was a little surprised/frustrated about was how it seemed like the Jets got away from being physical at times. Especially since it seemed like when they were physical (last two minutes of the 1st) it seemed to work very well. The Canucks have a talented team up front and on D. I would have thought that keeping the hitting up would have been more in the gameplan.