Lu getting Ana/Edm because of the National broadcasts and plenty of time off in between.
Coach V apparently told TSN that he hopes both Ballard and Rome will get into a game or two before the end of the year (not sure how we'd manage to get Ballard off the LTIR and still be cap compliant...)
Ana has 77 pts, 2 others at 77, 2 at 78 and one at 79.
If they lose the rest of their games they have a real shot at getting 3rd or 4th pick ....
If they win them, they could easily drop to 10th.
The 6 teams vying for draft picks (Ana, Minnie, TB, NYI, Car and Tor) really are in a dogfight of mediocrity.
The rest of the Pacific is a major battle - the SJ vs Dal tomorrow should be epic. The loser really has little say over their destiny, ... well then the LA vs SJ home and away on thur / Sat will be major as well ... I assume LA will beat Edm tomorrow, and Pho will take CBJ.
I like that the Canucks are playing guys who are competing for spots in the lineup. Ebbett, Weise, Kassian, Alberts, Tanev, Grags etc. They are still playing for something, so complacency doesn't set in.
If there is 1 more loss left this year, this is it. I don't know what it is about the Ducks, but I always expect to lose to them. It's one of those teams the Canucks don't care about, but they get up for games against the Canucks.
If we can get out of this one, I think the Canucks will win the PT.
Holy crow, had no idea it had gotten that bad. Wow.
I was watching their game against the Sharks and they had pulled Niemi for the extra attacker. Corey Perry got the puck and had the empty netter but elected to pass it to Getzlaf and he managed to miss the net somehow and Perry, in the end, had to finish it off himself.
Though the goal probably shouldn't have counted, it was a lolzworthy sequence.
The last months I have not cared about the President's trophy, just let them Rags have it. But now, when the possibility is within reach, and few games left I find it tempting to go or it. I do not know if the players have had the same turn themselves, I guess it differs. But with many non regulars playing and the top players starting to gear up for play-off we might actually see a solid effort from the team in this game.
i predict a win with points from the runner-ups and Hank.