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# 66 | Avalanche vs. NHL Ready Hodgson | 7 PM MTN | 03 - 08 - 10

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Season Series:

This is the fifth of six meetings between the Northwest Division rivals. The Avs won the first meeting in a 3-0 victory on Oct. 3, 2009, but the Canucks have taken the last three and most recently earned a 5-2 win on Nov. 20, 2009 at GM Place.

Big Story:

First place in the Northwest Division is on the line as the Avalanche can pull even with a regulation victory. Vancouver seized sole possession of first on Sunday with a 4-2 win at Nashville.

Team Scope:

Canucks:

It's almost over. After Tuesday's game at Colorado, the Canucks have just one more city to visit on their historic 14-game road trip, which ends on Wednesday at Phoenix. Vancouver improved to 7-5-0 with Sunday's 4-2 win at Nashville, where they rallied for three goals in the third period.

"We were down by a goal going into the third, and again, we found a way to get it done," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said.

Avalanche:

After suffering a disappointing 3-1 loss at Phoenix on Thursday, the Avs responded with a resounding 7-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center. Chris Stewart completed his first NHL hat trick when he beat Ty Conklin on a penalty shot late in the second period.

"He's a big man," Colorado coach Joe Sacco said of Stewart, who has 24 goals this season. "He's got good speed and he's got strength. When he skates, he's very difficult to contain. And he's playing with confidence right now. You can see that."

Who's Hot:

Colorado's Chris Stewart has 7 goals and 8 assists in the last eight games for Colorado.


Canucks forward Ryan Kesler, who represented the U.S. at the Olympics, has recorded at least one point in nine straight games.

Injury Report:

Canucks right wing Steve Bernier is out with a groin injury and has returned to Vancouver to see a specialist. Willie Mitchell (concussion) and Alexandre Bolduc (shoulder) are also out, while Kevin Bieksa (ankle) hopes to return soon. … Avs forwards David Jones (knee) and David Koci (hand) are on injured reserve, while defenseman Kyle Cumiskey (concussion) is out indefinitely. Brandon Yip (shoulder) and Ruslan Salei (torso) are also out.

Stat Pack:

Canucks captain Roberto Luongo is 5-1-0 in games after he has been pulled. His opponent on Tuesday, Craig Anderson, has started 20 consecutive games, six shy of the franchise record set by Ron Tugnutt of the Quebec Nordiques in 1990-91.

Puck Drop:

"It's going to be a huge test for us. We've been battling with them all year long, and we've had some good games against them. We have to make sure we have a good, solid effort and limit our mistakes." -- Colorado goalie Craig Anderson on Tuesday's showdown.

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The Vancouver Canucks have been involved in some high-scoring games since the Olympic break. That's probably the kind of contest the Colorado Avalanche want to avoid when the division rivals meet for the first time since November.

The Canucks will try to defeat the Avalanche for the fourth straight meeting and maintain sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division on Tuesday night.

Vancouver (40-23-2) leads Colorado (37-22-6) by two points in the Northwest after rallying from a one-goal deficit entering the third period for a 4-2 win at Nashville on Sunday. The Canucks lead the NHL with nine victories this season when they trail after two periods.

"We were down by a goal going into the third, and again, we found a way to get it done," coach Alain Vigneault said.

The Canucks have scored 17 goals and conceded 14 in winning three of four since the NHL season resumed as they enter the final two games of their league-record stretch of 14 straight on the road. Ryan Kesler has a career-best nine-game point streak, Daniel Sedin has eight assists in a six-game run and Western Conference points leader Henrik Sedin upped his total to 85 with a goal and an assist Sunday.


The Avalanche know how potent the Canucks can be. Since Craig Anderson made 35 saves in a 3-0 victory Oct. 3, Vancouver scored 16 goals in three wins over Colorado in November.

Mason Raymond had six points and Henrik Sedin four goals in those victories. All of that production came without Daniel Sedin, who missed all three November meetings with a broken foot.

"They're the team we're fighting with for first in the division," Colorado left wing T.J. Galiardi said. "We've got to be ready."

Vancouver used some different combinations in the third period Sunday, with Mikael Samuelsson joining the Sedins on the top line and scoring the tying goal. Jannik Hansen scored the go-ahead goal after being inserted onto the third line alongside Raymond and Kyle Wellwood.

"We had to move some pieces around and it seemed to get our brain into the game and our execution was better in the third," Vigneault said.

The Avalanche are feeling better about themselves, winning 7-3 over St. Louis on Saturday after losing three of four. It was their highest-scoring effort since a 9-5 win over the Blues on Dec. 9, 2007.

Chris Stewart recorded his first career hat trick before looking ahead to this matchup.

"We'll get tons of rest and we'll gear up for the biggest game of the year," Stewart said.

Anderson made 39 saves in his team-record 20th consecutive start for Colorado. He has a 4.50 goals-against average in the three losses to Vancouver this season.

Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk returned after missing 17 games with knee and back problems and scored two goals against the Blues. Hejduk has been held without a point in the last three meetings with the Canucks.

"I felt OK," he said. "Guys helped me big-time, they skate well. The whole team played well."
The X-Factor!S

NHL Ready Cody Hodgson


Don't let his face fool you guys, this kid is the real deal. He has 'Hockey Hall of Fame' material. He is so good, scouts are now rewriting the draft books:

"Cody Hodgson isn't the next Joe Sakic/Steve Yzerman, Joe Sakic/Steve Yzerman are the next Cody Hodgson".

Major Career Accomplishments:

- Led the U20 2009 WJC Team with 16 points! [OMG!!! THATS MORE THAN TAVAREZZZ!!]
- ...
- ...
- ..
- uh, did I mention about his 16 points?

Jordan "I am the next ****ing Zach Parise" Schroeder


Don't let him dropping in the draft fool you folks, he is out to prove that he is the next Zach Praise.

Major Career Accomplishments:

- Being American
- Having the same body mold as Praise
- Being passed up by teams until drafted by Vancouver where he was dubbed 'The Next Praise' or, should I say, where scouts rewrote the books again saying that:

"Jordan Schroeder isn't the next Zach Parise. Zach Praise is the next Jordan Schroeder."

Don't forget guys, the Avs are also facing:

The Best 2nd Line Center in the League, Ryan Kesler!

and!

The Greatest Goalie in the WORLD! LOU!!!





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Our best players couldn't even make their B-team. Mark this down as a loss.

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Sweet GDT, except...we don't play Hodgson tomorrow....is he there in spirit?

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Goal differential should be the deciding factor in this one.

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Sweet GDT, except...we don't play Hodgson tomorrow....is he there in spirit?
It doesn't matter. The simple fact he is NHL ready increases the Nucks chances of winning.

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Sweet GDT, except...we don't play Hodgson tomorrow....is he there in spirit?
He rules over the hockey world with a iron fist. He is there, you just don't see him but he is constantly watching you.

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Sweet GDT, except...we don't play Hodgson tomorrow....is he there in spirit?
We all play against He of the NHL Readiness in every shift of our lives.

8-1 Canucks.

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Dater's Twitter is saying that Duchene, Stewart, and Quincey have all signed with the Nucks for league minimum. His Post blog got some statements:

"It's a great feeling, you know, playing for a team with such a rich history of excellence," said Duchene, "with such respectful, non-windbag fans." Duchene will have to take a backseat to top Vancouver prospect Cody Hodgson and it's not even close, as Duchene has only half as many points-per-game as Hodgson does this season. "It's humbling," said Duchene. "It tells you a lot about how good you really are in the league we play in."

"I've always dreamed of playing in Vancouver, ever since I was a kid," says right wing Chris Stewart. "The deep playoff run in 02, I mean that electrified the city." When reminded that he grew up in Toronto, Stewart shrugged it off. "I mean, the Canucks are Canada's team. The Gold Medal game was called Kesler v. Luongo. And I bet Luongo felt like he won a Cup in that game. I bet he knew exactly what it's like to feel like to win a Cup." Stewart paused. "In that game. Because, you know, he hasn't won a Cup." Stewart paused again. "In fact he's never been past the second round. But still, you know, best goalie on the planet."

"There's so much negativity towards the Canucks," says defenseman Kyle Quincey. "So many haters. It's a jealousy thing. Everyone in the media, on anonymous phpBB Internet forums, they all hate the Canucks because of all the success. Most teams aren't hated because their fans aren't annoying apologists, but in Vancouver's case it's just jealousy. No respect. But Vancouver'll show everyone. They'll show the haters. Then their fans will take the high road like they always do. No whining about, you know, officiating or anything."


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Projected Vancouver lines:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Demitra-Kesler-Samuelsson
Raymond-Wellwood-Hansen
Glass-Johnson-Rypein

Salo-Edler
O'Brien-Ehrhoff
Alberts-Rome

Luongo
Raycroft

Healthy scratches: Duchene, Stewart, Quincey

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Projected Vancouver lines:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Demitra-Kesler-Samuelsson
Raymond-Wellwood-Hansen
Glass-Johnson-Rypein

Salo-Edler
O'Brien-Ehrhoff
Alberts-Rome

Luongo
Raycroft

Healthy scratches: Duchene, Stewart, Quincey
You mean:

Sedin-Hodgson-Burrows
Demitra-Sedin-Hodgson
Hodgson-Kesler-Raymond
Johnson-Hodgson-Samuelsson

Salo-Edler
O'Brien-Ehrhoff
Hodgson-Hodgson

Luongo
Hodgson

Healthy scratches: Duchene, Stewart, Quincey

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Just saw an update in the record books!

Goals
Cody Hodgson - 93
Wayne Gretzky - 92

Assists
Cody Hodgson - 164
Wayne Gretzky - 163

Points
Cody Hodgson - 2,858
Wayne Gretzky - 2,857

oh....also

Wins
Cody Hodgson - 691
Martin Brodeur - 591

Yeah.........He's THAT good!


But this is a HUGE game! GO AVS GO!!!!!

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Dater's Twitter is saying that Duchene, Stewart, and Quincey have all signed with the Nucks for league minimum. His Post blog got some statements:

"It's a great feeling, you know, playing for a team with such a rich history of excellence," said Duchene, "with such respectful, non-windbag fans." Duchene will have to take a backseat to top Vancouver prospect Cody Hodgson and it's not even close, as Duchene has only half as many points-per-game as Hodgson does this season. "It's humbling," said Duchene. "It tells you a lot about how good you really are in the league we play in."

"I've always dreamed of playing in Vancouver, ever since I was a kid," says right wing Chris Stewart. "The deep playoff run in 02, I mean that electrified the city." When reminded that he grew up in Toronto, Stewart shrugged it off. "I mean, the Canucks are Canada's team. The Gold Medal game was called Kesler v. Luongo. And I bet Luongo felt like he won a Cup in that game. I bet he knew exactly what it's like to feel like to win a Cup." Stewart paused. "In that game. Because, you know, he hasn't won a Cup." Stewart paused again. "In fact he's never been past the second round. But still, you know, best goalie on the planet."

"There's so much negativity towards the Canucks," says defenseman Kyle Quincey. "So many haters. It's a jealousy thing. Everyone in the media, on anonymous phpBB Internet forums, they all hate the Canucks because of all the success. Most teams aren't hated because their fans aren't annoying apologists, but in Vancouver's case it's just jealousy. No respect. But Vancouver'll show everyone. They'll show the haters. Then their fans will take the high road like they always do. No whining about, you know, officiating or anything."


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Projected Vancouver lines:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Demitra-Kesler-Samuelsson
Raymond-Wellwood-Hansen
Glass-Johnson-Rypein

Salo-Edler
O'Brien-Ehrhoff
Alberts-Rome

Luongo
Raycroft

Healthy scratches: Duchene, Stewart, Quincey


Few more quotes for tonights game from AP!

"He's a big man," Colorado coach Joe Sacco said of Hodgson, who has passed Gretzky and Broduer in every major record this season. "He's got good speed, he's got strength, and everything you want from a player. When he skates, he's very difficult to contain. And he's playing with confidence right now. You can see that."

"We were down by a goal going into the third, and again, Hodgson found a way to get it done," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said.

"It's going to be a huge test for us playing against a player of that caliber. [Hodgson] We've been battling with him all season, and we've had some good games against them. We have to make sure we have a good, solid effort and limit our mistakes or Hodgson will capitalize on them." -- Colorado goalie Craig Anderson on Tuesday's showdown.

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I doubt I'm going to watch since it's going to be 15-1 Nucks on paper.

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Sweet GDT. Asce

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i really hate the canucks

i hope we win by 17 goals

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Sweet GDT, except...we don't play Hodgson tomorrow....is he there in spirit?
He's so NHL ready he doesn't have to play.

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I hate the Canucks just as much as anyone...but all this Cody Hodgson crap is really getting on my nerves. So the dude has been banged up and hasn't had a chance to progress. Give him a ****ing break. I know Nuck fans hyped him like he was Jesus, but the guy was going to be and still could be a great NHL player.

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I hate the Canucks just as much as anyone...but all this Cody Hodgson crap is really getting on my nerves. So the dude has been banged up and hasn't had a chance to progress. Give him a ****ing break. I know Nuck fans hyped him like he was Jesus, but the guy was going to be and still could be a great NHL player.
This is more towards the fans than Cody himself. Yes he still could be a great player no denying that.

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Is that really Kesler?

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Asce, you really know how to bring the heat for the GDT. This has been the best this season. Keep it up!

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Is that really Kesler?
or are you just happy to see him?

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When asked of Sir Hodgson the NHL ready's absence from tomorrows roster, coach Alain Vignault responded:

"Cody went back in time to play in game seven on the 94 cup finals. That way the most glorious accomplishment in our franchise history won't be losing."

NEB's keys to the game:

1) The intriguing Matt Duchene vs Kyle Wellwood matchup. Dont let his speed, stickhandling, shooting, passing, or hockey sense fool you. Matt Duchene is only in the NHL because the Avs are a bottom feeder with no NHL ready centers. Kyle Wellwood plays on an NHL team with an NHL ready roster which is expected to contend for the NHL's Stanley Cup.

2) Goal differential. The Avs have a meagre +22 in the goal differential department while the Canucks sit at whopping +44. Statistically, this means the Avs are likely to cool down from this hot streak, fall back down to earth, and finish fifth in the Northwest divsion. And thats just in this game alone.

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I find it a appalling that this thread is so concentrated on Cody Hodgson and does not take into account the threat posed by the Sedin sisters.


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