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What is/are the area(s) of most concern for the Canucks right now?

View Poll Results: What is/are the area(s) of most concern for the Canucks Right now?
Top Line playing like 4th Line 45 45.45%
Luongo 6 6.06%
Team Defense 9 9.09%
Newly Arrived Guys 0 0%
Mason Raymond 1 1.01%
NHL Refs 3 3.03%
Team offense production 13 13.13%
Inability to score/create chances against teams with good goaltenders. 5 5.05%
Alain Vigneault 4 4.04%
Team Work Ethic 13 13.13%
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03-11-2012, 12:07 AM
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What is/are the area(s) of most concern for the Canucks right now?

Top Line, Luongo, and inability to score against good goaltenders.

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03-11-2012, 12:10 AM
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Wheres all of the above?

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03-11-2012, 12:11 AM
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Wheres all of the above?
yea I screwed up don't really know how to edit polls.

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Inability to score against any goaltender lately. Our goaltending will be fine, but we need a top line.

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03-11-2012, 12:12 AM
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I wouldn't say Luongo because its just his freak meltdowns i have an issue with.

But I guess i will include him. And the sedins for sure, they can't completely disappear against good defensive teams like boston and nashville. I dont think inability to score is an issue. You should be able to win low scoring games. This was supposed to be a low scoring game, you could say its the inability to score but it was a tight 1-1 game for most of the game. The only thing that made it a higher scoring game is because the goaltending. Their offense wasn't better so why does ours need to be a ton better?

Im also worried they won't goto the backup if luongo faulters, or atleast not quick enough

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03-11-2012, 12:16 AM
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Defense. The Canucks have done an inadequate job of filling in for Ehrhoff's missing minutes, Salo is a #5 masquerading as a top 4, and Edler and Bieksa are always going to be risky types. Couple that with a top line that does not backcheck, and inconsistent defense from the rest of the forwards, and it spells trouble. One injury to a top 4 D, and this team is toast in the playoffs. I'm a bit disappointed that Gillis bought into the mantra of "grit", and ignored the obvious hole on the back end.

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03-11-2012, 12:17 AM
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Sedins, and defense. Not really worried about Luongo due to presence of Schneider. If Lu chokes in playoffs, he'd be sitting the next game so I am not that worried about goaltender situation. But Sedins and inconsistency of defense is a big concern. Higgins is a glue that ties 2nd line together and he's health is a concern for me. Without him it would be painful to watch shoot only Kesler and low hockey IQ Booth. Edler who is #1 on this team needs to bring it every game and he's been inconsistent lately. Bieksa and Hamhuis have been below average as of late as well. Salo's diminishing speed is also a concern.

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03-11-2012, 12:20 AM
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Wheres all of the above?
haha yeah everywhere there are problems currently, however we built up quite the cushion in the standings/stats when Cody was here, so now we can coast to the playoffs.

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Where's the "Not above 50% on the PP" option?

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I went with Team Offense (or lack thereof). The Sedins slumping is a big part of that, but i still don't have much confidence in the offensive firepower of this team when push comes to shove. Part of that is a lack of faith if you want to call it that, or simply just an understanding that the Sedins aren't going to put up a stunning scoring pace in the playoffs. Yet knowing that...we have a good second line, and beyond that, i just don't see the real scoring depth i'd like to see to compensate for the likely drop-off of the top-line that we lean on so much.

I'm still not confident in Luongo, but there's a clear and viable 'backup plan' for that issue if it really gets out of hand. I don't think you can say the same for the offense right now.

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03-11-2012, 12:36 AM
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Just to revisit the Cody trade a little bit THOUGH I totally understand why he was traded (where does he fit in, defensive liabilities etc.) I'm VERY concerned about our offensive depth in the fact that without a 3rd line that can be an offensive threat teams can beat the CRAP out of the Sedins, especially with how the game is (not) being called now.

If the games continue to trend towards the dead puck era officiating we're not going far at all... it's ridiculous. I won't be surprised if the Sedins don't physically survive (without injury that is) two rounds of the playoffs.

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Biggest two worries are Luongo and Alain Vigneault.

Luongo because history teaches us he'll falter in the playoffs.

Vigneault because history teaches us he'll wait until it's too late before turning to Schneider.

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The power play, which oddly enough isn't an option. None of the other stuff really worries me except maybe the NHL refusing to call penalties anymore.

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Sedins are are biggest problem, with our top line gone we're running one scoring line(2nd), a shut down line(3rd) a checking line (4th) and a liability line(1st).

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I'm worried about just about every aspect of the team.. minus the two guys employed to stop rubber.

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Yeah the PP is just brutal. It is something that is supposed to give us a huge edge. I think we only had one PP so it was hard to judge the new look of it (especially with Montreal being #2 in PK).

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The power play, which oddly enough isn't an option. None of the other stuff really worries me except maybe the NHL refusing to call penalties anymore.
Well if the moderator can be as so kind as to showing me how to change the poll that I messed up I will ofcourse add those choices.

In my opinion though the pp is directly linked to the top line struggling.

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If I had to pick something its the top line.

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Sedins are are biggest problem, with our top line gone we're running one scoring line(2nd), a shut down line(3rd) a checking line (4th) and a liability line(1st).
Thanks for the good laugh.
Cannot agree with you anymore. And that's sad...

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It's past the deadline. The roster is set. The team is in a full spiral. The season is in active jeopardy with only a couple of weeks to turn it around and be in top form for the playoffs.

Vignault gets them going right away or they will have to try to recover in the playoffs, which is a sure ticket to a first round upset.

If the team isn't ready for the Black Hawks on the nineteenth I think you need to do some drastic stuff. I mean fire the coach and bring in an outsider drastic.

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The power play, which oddly enough isn't an option. None of the other stuff really worries me except maybe the NHL refusing to call penalties anymore.
given the second point there...is the first point really relevant?

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03-11-2012, 01:36 AM
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Call me crazy but nothing.
Yes, I voted the refs but I really do not see them as a problem either - I just had to put the vote outside of the team. We'll see play-off time, then we can talk problems - if any.

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You should have added "Fan panic".

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#1 Sedins invisible - we need secondary scoring to even stay in the games...
#2 Team defense - Seriously, our blue liners seem to be out of sync with the forwards. So many bad turnovers from trying to get the puck out fast. Also too many brain farts.
#3 Work ethic - It's not the playoffs yet, but we're 1 month away from it. Pretty good time to start amping the game up after semi-coasting for a while.

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