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03-02-2006, 09:11 AM
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Preds vs Canucks

I've been looking forward to this one, being able to watch Shea Weber for the first time this year. After a tough loss last night hopefully the Preds will be wanting to pick themselves up. The Canucks are without four of their top defensemen, can the Preds take advantage?

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03-02-2006, 09:47 AM
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Can the Preds take advantage??

That depends upon which Predators team actually shows up. The one who will play like we all know they can or the one who goes to sleep at the drop of the first puck.


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Can the Preds take advantage??

That depends upon which Predators team actually shows up. The one who will play like we all know they can or the one who goes to sleep at the drop of the first puck.

Now, Now Patty. Never thought I would see the day when you would sound like this about your beloved Preds.

I do agree with you though.

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Well, seeing as how Trotz was so happy with Kariya and Perrault last night...I can't see us playing any differently. When you praise sloppy play and call out one of the few decent players in a game, you set yourself up for failure..

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Now, Now Patty. Never thought I would see the day when you would sound like this about your beloved Preds.

I do agree with you though.

You know that I love my boys, but I am also realistic. When they are NOT playing well, I will say so.

This game was the first one I've seen this year in which only 2 players out of 19 earned their pay last night.


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Well, seeing as how Trotz was so happy with Kariya and Perrault last night...I can't see us playing any differently. When you praise sloppy play and call out one of the few decent players in a game, you set yourself up for failure..

I'm still so angry about that that I can hardly speak. Legwand comes back after three months and does more than I hoped he even could...and Trotz calls him out publically AGAIN...while praising a group that was completely nonfactor in the game. I'd write a letter, if I thought he'd even read it.

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I'm still so angry about that that I can hardly speak. Legwand comes back after three months and does more than I hoped he even could...and Trotz calls him out publically AGAIN...while praising a group that was completely nonfactor in the game. I'd write a letter, if I thought he'd even read it.
I agree with this sentiment. And that is coming from someone who is slowly falling off of Legwand's bandwagon. I see his ability and potential and I see how he's failed to add any sort of bulk to his body or strength to his game and it frustrates me. But even I'm not so cold as to recognize that he wasn't that bad against Chicago. Sure, he didn't play his best hockey though it was better than expected. But so bad that he deserved being called out? Hardly.

Maybe some of the players should call out Trotz for his schizophrenic line groupings. It might behoove him to attempt to develop consistency amongst lines. Pick a line and try to run with it through the ups and downs. He'll move and mix lines up and then the moment they don't play a great game, he'll mix and match some more. It's no wonder that our passing is consistently off and has been all year. When on any given shift, you can have upwards of a dozen different linemate configurations, it gets hard to find a comfort zone.

I can just see Trotz sitting behind the bench with a goofy hat and big teeth and every few minutes standing up and yelling "CHANGE PLACES!"


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Well, we look awful in the first five minutes. Exactly like the team that lost 3-0 to Chicago last night.

Still trying that "Send one man streaking in, hope for a breakaway...over and over" play.

Still not working.

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Well, we look awful in the first five minutes. Exactly like the team that lost 3-0 to Chicago last night.

Still trying that "Send one man streaking in, hope for a breakaway...over and over" play.

Still not working.
You know whats strange...this is one of the few teams heading into the playoffs that I feel we can beat. Yet, we are being worked over...again. I guess I have come to expect that when we play, well, anyone. I honestly can't remember the last game that we actually outworked the other team unless its the Columbus Blue Jackets.

We can't win puck battles if our life depended on it.

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The Canucks commentators are commenting on how Nashville's problem seems to be not a lack of skill...but a lack of heart. He noted that players simply don't seem hungry for the puck, they're not hustling, they're just standing by and watching, no one seems to care.

Hard to argue with that.

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Yeh, that's not a coaching problem.....

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Yeh, that's not a coaching problem.....

Hey, we don't get to fourth in the conference without B-Trotz!

Don't kick the horse that brought ya here!

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5-4, 5-3, goal, 5-4, 5-3

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As good of a PP as that was, we didn't even get a shot off...

Seeing some passion from our stars now...Kariya and Sullivan both with very big hits. Upshall and Markov getting nasty. Its interesting to note that our team appears to be much more effective when we play a run and gun style of hockey, rather than a tight checking game....

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As good of a PP as that was, we didn't even get a shot off...

But we sure made some pretty passes!

Doesn't hurt that we cleared the puck FOR them...three times.

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03-02-2006, 09:29 PM
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Two straight games where we'll be lucky to get 20 shots.

Meanwhile, with time winding down in the second, Vancouver had 30 already.

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I know the Canuckle announcers keep saying we have been outplayed badly, but we played pretty darn good from our PP on in the second period. Greg Johnson just made a beautiful shot to score.....

It would be tough, but I would much rather face this team than a Dallas, Detroit, and heck even Edmonton...We can play with Vancouver, Calgary, and Colorado....

Wow, and Burrows just dove completely. Should have been a minor for diving to go along with Zids penalty...the guy did a complete spin...

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Wow...double post for me, but Upshall just made the hardest working play of the season for our team - Silly bangs it in. We start playing more open hockey, and we play much much better. We have been flying since the Nucks scored the first goal.

And man....Weber KILLED Burrows!

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Who is this team, and what have they done with our Preds?

Silly gets the goal...but that was ALL UPSHALL on the forecheck. He made a few nifty moves and never gave up to keep the puck in, and some nice hand-eye for Silly to bank it in.

3-1!

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Two things...

1. Weber lays the hit of the year on Burrows

2. Mike Sillinger is the ugliest Pred since Yachmenev.

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Two things...

1. Weber lays the hit of the year on Burrows

2. Mike Sillinger is the ugliest Pred since Yachmenev.
Fiddler is pretty bad as well....I mean he looks like a squirrel.

And yeah, that hit on Burrows was...awesome.

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Preds were out of it in the first..

big turn around in work ethic, and playing an AHL level defense helps.

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two more...

1. I understand the call, but really, Sullivan had control of the puck and should have been allowed to follow through with the play.

2. Erat gets a weak hook...that...knowing him...I'm inclined to call a dive,but...we'll take it

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Hamhuis has been pretty invisble, how has he been lately? One of my faves.

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