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Title: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 11, 2011, 06:11:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX7iW7ez8yM&feature=player_embedded#at=56 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX7iW7ez8yM&feature=player_embedded#at=56)
Here is a video to get the Nuck fans riled up.

Look to be a lot of compellig series around the league.


Is this the year the Capitals learn how to play a balanced game and win in the playoffs?

Is Phlliy primed for an early bow out, slow D, injured Pronger, shakey tending against a solid Sabres team.

Do the Habs have another cinderella run to the conference finals in them or will Boston bully them around and make easy work of the Habs?

Will Sid come back and help the Pens against the Lightning?

Let alone the battles out West!

Detroit apparently has locker room issues and not much depth, but they are the Wings, and are always dangerous.

Can the Coyotes finally win a series?

Nashville, are THEY due to win one after almost bouncing the Hawks last year.

The Hawks go 7 wins 8 losses in their last 15 to back into the playoffs, has the lack of depth caught up with them?

The Canucks have a full, healthy D core, but will miss Manny.

Can San Jose FINALLY deliver?

Lots to chew on.  

Should be a fun two months!!!


Title: Re: 2011 Playoff Chatter
Post by: Damien on April 11, 2011, 06:14:13 PM
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Title: Re: 2011 Playoff Chatter
Post by: Damien on April 11, 2011, 11:28:15 PM
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Title: Re: 2011 Playoff Chatter
Post by: holmes on April 11, 2011, 11:38:03 PM
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/hawks.jpg)

.............holmes*
Title: Re: 2011 Playoff Chatter
Post by: Damien on April 12, 2011, 10:56:08 AM
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Title: Re: 2011 Playoff Chatter
Post by: Damien on April 12, 2011, 10:59:29 AM
Getting nauseating hearing all the Hawks and Quenville...."we are the underdogs", "look at everything teh Canucks accomplished this year", "we're just happy to have a chance".

Give me a break.

So still no suspension for Abdelkader for the terrible elbow, eh?

But Raffi will still be missing the two first games.

Lame.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 12, 2011, 11:04:50 AM
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Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 12, 2011, 11:43:59 AM
Who are the Leafs playing ? ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 12, 2011, 11:53:19 AM
In Wayne Gretzky's Autobiography, he recalls the night the Oilers lost the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals to the Islanders.
It was the Islanders 4th straight cup, and the Oilers would go on to win 5 after this.

As he and teammate Kevin Lowe walked out of the arena, they had to pass the Islanders locker room, after losing the final game. What they learned that night helped make them a Championship team and a dynasty:

"We both knew we were going to have to walk by the Islander locker room, and we were dreading it: having to see all the happy faces, the champagne shampoos, the girlfriends' kisses, the whole scene we wanted so much.
But as we walked by, we didn't see any of that. The girlfriends and the coaches and the staff people were living it up, but the playeres weren't.
Trottier was icing what looked like a painful knee. Potvin was getting stuff rubbed on his shouler. Guys were limping around with black eyes and bloody mouths. It looked more like a morgue than a champion's locker room.
And here we were perfectly fine and healthy. That's why they won and we lost. They took more punishment than we did. They dove into more boards, stuck their faces in front of more pucks, threw their bodies into more pileups. They sacrificed everyting they had.
And that's when Kevin said something I'll never forget He said, 'That's how you win championships'"

-Wayne Greztky, "Gretzky an Autobiography"

Take note, Canucks.  Take note.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 12, 2011, 12:05:24 PM
GONE FROM LAST YEAR's SERIES

Canucks:
42 Kyle Wellwood
10 Ryan Johnson
18 Steve Bernier
38 Pavol Demitra
40 Michael Grabner
24 Darcy Hordichuk (Did not Play)
8 Willie Mitchell (Did not Play)
55 Shane O'Brien
13 Matt Pettinger
15 Rick Rypien
30 Andrew Raycroft (Did not Play)

Blackhawks:
32 Kris Versteeg
16 Andrew Ladd
33 Dustin Byfuglien
11 John Madden
46 Colin Fraser
55 Ben Eager
5 Brent Sopel
37 Adam Burish
39 Cristobal Huet (Did not Play)
24 Nick Boynton
31 Antti Niemi

Different players, different series.

45% of the goals scored by the Hawks against the Canucks were by players no longer on the Hawks team.


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 12, 2011, 12:08:57 PM
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg611/scaled.php?tn=0&server=611&filename=q9suh.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 12, 2011, 07:49:36 PM
GONE FROM LAST YEAR's SERIES

Canucks:
42 Kyle Wellwood
10 Ryan Johnson
18 Steve Bernier
38 Pavol Demitra
40 Michael Grabner
24 Darcy Hordichuk (Did not Play)
8 Willie Mitchell (Did not Play)
55 Shane O'Brien
13 Matt Pettinger
15 Rick Rypien
30 Andrew Raycroft (Did not Play)

Blackhawks:
32 Kris Versteeg
16 Andrew Ladd
33 Dustin Byfuglien
11 John Madden
46 Colin Fraser
55 Ben Eager
5 Brent Sopel
37 Adam Burish
39 Cristobal Huet (Did not Play)
24 Nick Boynton
31 Antti Niemi

Different players, different series.

45% of the goals scored by the Hawks against the Canucks were by players no longer on the Hawks team.




I high lighted the one player that the Hawks are going to miss the most. He WAS the Canuck killer. Later CRAPHAWKS!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 12, 2011, 11:08:38 PM
lmao, yer a hockey genius BB, thanks for pointing out the blatent obvious :o, too bad you guys are goin down for a third year in a row at the hands of the HAWKS, as u can see two different teams, please tell me u have some better analysis than that, yikes  ::)      holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 12, 2011, 11:58:47 PM
Get the Hawk out of here :D :D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 13, 2011, 11:05:42 AM
Hows this;

Burr and Kes were hurt going back to the LA series, both played through torn/seperated shoulders.  Both had surgery as soon as the series was over with the Hawks.  So two top 6 forwards coulnd't throw a hit, and couldn't shoot properly.

Salo was playing hurt.  Edler missed the last two games.  Mitchell was out.  Thats 3 top 6 dmen that missed time.

So against a fast, deep and physical Hawks team, the Canucks were missing two of their top 4 goal scoreres, and three of their largest shut down defensemen.  And the Hawks were very good, better than the Canucks.  If the Canucks even had a chance last year, they needed to be healthy to do so.

Now,

Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Erhoff
Salo- Ballard
Rome - Alberts
Tanev

A tiny bit deeper this year.  A little more experienced this year, and a lot more focused.

Should be a good series.




Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: DionJL on April 13, 2011, 11:07:41 AM
lmao, yer a hockey genius BB, thanks for pointing out the blatent obvious :o, too bad you guys are goin down for a third year in a row at the hands of the HAWKS, as u can see two different teams, please tell me u have some better analysis than that, yikes  ::)      holmes*

Hawks are a joke. They couldn't win their final game against Detroit to ensure a playoff berth. They made it in only by Minnesota's hard work.

Canucks in 4.

Later Holmes!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 13, 2011, 12:07:39 PM
Vegas Line

Series Price: Vancouver -220, Chicago +180  

If Holmes wants to put his money where his mouth is.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 13, 2011, 12:37:18 PM
(http://forum.canucks.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=7130)

 :o
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 13, 2011, 12:39:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGtM73B932k&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGtM73B932k&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 13, 2011, 06:47:46 PM
lol@get the hawk outta here, FA....as for the rest of ya, get yer cry towels out cause yer goin down in 7, im prepared to lose 3 for sure....just dont know which 3....3-2 tonite obviously for the HAWKS...HOLMES*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 13, 2011, 06:50:29 PM
Vegas Line

Series Price: Vancouver -220, Chicago +180  

If Holmes wants to put his money where his mouth is.

lil short notice but ive got A LOT O MONEY as well as other interesting bets on the line for the series.....i'll say 50 bucks to u tho...email sent, i know who ya are and u know who i am from other boards....HOLMES*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 13, 2011, 07:36:54 PM
lil short notice but ive got A LOT O MONEY as well as other interesting bets on the line for the series.....i'll say 50 bucks to u tho...email sent, i know who ya are and u know who i am from other boards....HOLMES*

Already 2-0 Canucks!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 13, 2011, 07:59:57 PM
Did the Hawks showed up for the first period ?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 13, 2011, 09:40:34 PM
WOOHOO!!!

Canucks win on the back of Luongos shutout!!! Luongo took over for the Canucks non aggressive approach in periods 2&3 and the Canucks take a 1-0 lead in the series.

How you doing HOLMES!!! Nice prediction for game one. Your Hawks couldnt even score!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TayC on April 13, 2011, 09:48:20 PM
lol down with the hawks!!

kane, toews and sharps asses must be right red raw after being ridden by coach Q.

sucks not having any depth eh holmes?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Stratocaster on April 13, 2011, 10:09:10 PM
Who are the Leafs playing ? ;D

The Gopher from Caddyshack!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 13, 2011, 11:53:15 PM
yep, way outplayed in the first and lulongo was the difference, as well as some posts,lol, like i said im prepared to lose 3, thats 1 and theres 6 to go....the big Q will get em goin no worries here....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 14, 2011, 12:17:57 AM
l too bad you guys are goin down for a third year in a row at the hands of the HAWKS, as u can see two different teams, please tell me u have some better analysis than that, yikes  ::)      holmes*

 :-X :-*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 14, 2011, 02:31:26 AM
Aloha from Maui.

I'm sad to say I missed the game, but when the pilot came on the intercom just before landing tonight he announced the score and the plane went nuts.

Canucks won game one the last two times against the Hawks as well, but it a start.

GO CANUCKS GO.

(pm sent Holmes, cheers)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TayC on April 14, 2011, 04:51:26 AM
yep, way outplayed in the first and lulongo was the difference, as well as some posts,lol, like i said im prepared to lose 3, thats 1 and theres 6 to go....the big Q will get em goin no worries here....holmes*

ya too bad once he gets them going they will have no gas in the tank by games 4, 5 and possibly 6
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 14, 2011, 07:24:03 AM
yep, way outplayed in the first and lulongo was the difference, as well as some posts,lol, like i said im prepared to lose 3, thats 1 and theres 6 to go....the big Q will get em goin no worries here....holmes*

The posts went both ways. Canucks also hit the post on a few occasions. Luongo was awesome last night. If Luongo plays like that every night its going to be a short series.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 14, 2011, 12:01:05 PM
hey holmes* name a team that was able to win a series, let alone go far in the playoffs with only two viable lines?

by the way, why the hell do you keep signing your fricken name after each post? do you think it adds flare to the topic? or are you just trying to be a typical hawks fan trying to emulate the annoying effect of their theme song?......BlaydRnr*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 14, 2011, 01:16:12 PM
just what i do blaydrnr, why do you care? ???......no worries, we have more than 2 viable lines....holmes*

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/willis2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 14, 2011, 03:42:15 PM
just what i do blaydrnr, why do you care? ???......no worries, we have more than 2 viable lines....holmes*

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/willis2-1.jpg)

Really? Is that why Toews, Sharp, Kane, and Hossa all played around 20 mins each while the Sedins only played 17 minutes each? Toews and Kane both played around 23 mins each. Quenville does this he will burn them out. Good strategy LOL
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 14, 2011, 05:12:49 PM
I don't blame Quennville for playing Toews, Sharp and Kane as much as he did. They were the only effective Hawks line last night. Makes no sense in saving them. If the tables were reversed, you can bet your bottom dollar that Vigneault would be double shifting the Sedin line.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 14, 2011, 11:07:14 PM
just what i do blaydrnr, why do you care? ???......no worries, we have more than 2 viable lines....holmes*

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/willis2-1.jpg)


hehehe...don't care...just smack talk dude (that's what you get for being a hawk's fan)...  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TayC on April 15, 2011, 09:37:56 PM
Down with the hawks!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 15, 2011, 09:41:24 PM
MMMMM...Hawks. :P
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TayC on April 15, 2011, 09:50:46 PM
haha love the profile pic sandman
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 15, 2011, 11:03:04 PM
Anyone seen Holmes lately ? :D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 16, 2011, 08:46:37 AM
had to work last nite so had to record the game and watch it when i got home, not that disappointed with the effort, just the result, what was that about only having one line?, sure the top line is playing tons, but when yer behind thats the way she goes....holmes*

headed to chi-town we'll se what happens there, im not worried yet
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 16, 2011, 12:17:51 PM
had to work last nite so had to record the game and watch it when i got home, not that disappointed with the effort, just the result, what was that about only having one line?, sure the top line is playing tons, but when yer behind thats the way she goes....holmes*

headed to chi-town we'll se what happens there, im not worried yet

I suspect Holmes will not be worried until the Hawks are heading down the tunnel to dust of the golf clubs.  That is some serious loyalty....some might call it fanatical.  Here's to an awesome Game 3 in the windy city.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 17, 2011, 10:24:17 AM
I have tickets to game 5 (and 7).

I hope I don't have to use them.

An amazing number of Canucks faithful here on the Island of Maui.  I have a Nucks flag on my rental Jeep and the number of honks and waves are awesome.  Every bar has the game on with Cancuks fans huddled around.

GO CANUCKS GO
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 17, 2011, 07:39:47 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Up 3 games to 0!!!! Great game. Luongo another stellar performance and gets the 1st star of the game. WOOHOO!!!!!

How you doing Holmes LMAO!!!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 17, 2011, 08:14:10 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Up 3 games to 0!!!! Great game. Luongo another stellar performance and gets the 1st star of the game. WOOHOO!!!!!

How you doing Holmes LMAO!!!!!!

I bet he is not worried.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 17, 2011, 08:16:17 PM
I bet Holmes is polishing his golf clubs. ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 17, 2011, 11:10:31 PM
might have to pull out the broom... i've never seen a team look so dejected, down by one with four and a half minutes to play...you call that determination?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 18, 2011, 01:16:29 AM
Looks like our friend is going to be out some money, lol...holmes.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 18, 2011, 01:35:48 AM
okay of course im worried now,lol, FA my golf clubs are always in use, plus, i have ppl to polish them for me ;), as for the HAWKS???   we got outplayed again and lulongo was the difference once again, and IF the HAWKS dont comeback, i stand to lose less then i won last year so its all good,lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 18, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
pffft!....to hear Toews say the Canucks get too much credit and that they're beatable is plain ignorant and arrogant on his part...any team is beatable, as long as the opposing team is better than they are... 'nuff said.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 19, 2011, 01:21:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/VD7o0.jpg)

Seabrook should learn to keep his head up.

When did the Hawks turn into a bunch of whiners?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: DionJL on April 19, 2011, 12:49:54 PM
^^ Stealing that for facebook if you don't mind.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 19, 2011, 01:22:56 PM
all yours,  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 19, 2011, 05:59:08 PM
0 – Times the Blackhawks faced elimination in the 2010 playoffs.

1 – Blackhawk who made his NHL playoff debut in Game Three: John Scott.

3 – Teams that have managed to overcome 0-3 series deficits in NHL history: 1942 Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders, and 2010 Philadelphia Flyers.

12 – Playoff wins for the Canucks all-time when having a chance to clinch a best-of-seven series (12-9).

13 – Times the Blackhawks have been swept in a best-of-seven series in franchise history.

25th – All-time playoff game between the Canucks and Blackhawks. Vancouver trails the all-time playoff series 11-13.

42 – All-time playoff road wins for the Canucks in franchise history (42-53).

126 – All-time playoff home wins for the Blackhawks in franchise history (126-88).

193rd – All-time playoff game in Canucks franchise history. Vancouver has an all-time playoff record of 86-106.

455th – All-time playoff game in Blackhawks franchise history. Chicago has an all-time playoff record of 214-235-5.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 19, 2011, 06:29:52 PM
Canucks mailing this one in. 

Oh well, I have tix for game 5.

Get Scnheids some playoff minutes.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 19, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
Nothing to worry about. Pressure is still on the Hawks.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 19, 2011, 09:46:14 PM
MASACRE at the madhouse on madison eh, LMFAO, only 3 more wins for the HAWKS, cant wait till thursday....holmes*

anyone watch the LA vs san jose game?, man what a wild game, LA was up 4-0 and now its 5-5 in the third, crazy game....
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 19, 2011, 09:55:53 PM
Holmes can finally get a good night's rest tonight...... til Thursday
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 19, 2011, 10:01:16 PM
definitely not the canucks' best effort...and the reffing was questionable...great beat down by bieksa though...get ready for thursday!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 20, 2011, 09:02:35 PM
The Sedins were invisible and were -6 combined or something like that.  I don't remember too many nights like that during the season and never on back to back nights.  I look for them to bounce back in a big way.  AV can get the match ups he wants.  Should be a good'n.

Can't wait to jump on the party bus with 38 other fans heading to the game tomorrow.

GO CANUCKS GO!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 21, 2011, 09:58:51 AM
Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5

7:00PM, April 21, 2011

TV: Comcast Sportsnet, Versus, CBC, RDS

(http://i39.tinypic.com/169eryt.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fw7iF68JR8k/R50tBhWWSAI/AAAAAAAAKQA/qqkzIJYs2j4/s400/GeneralMotors_Place.jpg)

Projected Lines
Stalberg-Toews-Kane
Smith-Sharp-Hossa
Frolik-Bolland-Bickell
Kruger-Johnson-Brouwer
Scott, Taffe, Dowell

Keith-Leddy
Seabrook-Hjalmarsson
Campbell-Campoli
Cullimore, Exelby

Crawford
Turco
Toivonen


D Sedin-H Sedin-Burrows
Higgins-Kesler-Samuelsson
Torres-Raymond-Hansen
Glass-Lapierre-Oreskovich
Hodgson, Tambellini

Edler-Ehrhoff
Bieksa-Hamhuis
Salo-Ballard
Rome

Luongo
Schneider


Game Notes
D Jordan Hendry is out for the year with a torn ACL
D Brent Seabrook is day-to-day with an upper-body injury
F Tomas Kopecky is day-to-day with an upper-body injury

D Andrew Alberts is out with a broken wrist
D Lee Sweatt out with a broken foot
F Manny Malhotra is out with an eye injury

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on April 21, 2011, 08:34:39 PM
Canucks mailing this one in. 

Oh well, I have tix for game 5.

Get Scnheids some playoff minutes.
Most likely you wished you had sold them now. ::)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 21, 2011, 08:57:54 PM
gonna be a long bus ride home, how'd ya like game 5 damien, LMFAO  :D ........holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 21, 2011, 10:40:59 PM
Canucks still leading the series. ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 21, 2011, 10:54:31 PM
gonna be a long bus ride home, how'd ya like game 5 damien, LMFAO  :D ........holmes*

better save the boasting...Canucks played the shitz and Shitcago took advantage, but their best effort doesn't compare to the Canuck's.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 21, 2011, 11:16:28 PM
correct the HAWKS best effort is far superior to that of the crapnucks, 2 games to go, one game at a time, we can do it 8) ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 22, 2011, 04:34:02 AM
correct the HAWKS best effort is far superior to that of the crapnucks, 2 games to go, one game at a time, we can do it 8) ....holmes*

Don't you mean arrogance? lucky for them the nucks fell asleep the past couple of games, but you know the saying about waking the sleeping giant right?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 22, 2011, 10:59:29 AM
Complete meltdown, again.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 22, 2011, 12:07:22 PM
Don't you mean arrogance? lucky for them the nucks fell asleep the past couple of games, but you know the saying about waking the sleeping giant right?

ya i know that saying, its what torres did when he hit seabrook, he woke up keith, so lookout on sunday in chi-town, i expect more of the same, comin out flyin....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 22, 2011, 10:28:00 PM
ya i know that saying, its what torres did when he hit seabrook, he woke up keith, so lookout on sunday in chi-town, i expect more of the same, comin out flyin....holmes*

Funny how you totally overlooked Bolland...First game back...gave his team a lift and you give all the credit to seabrook and keith..LOL.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 23, 2011, 12:40:10 AM
i never gave him ALL the credit, i merely made one observation and rebuttal about one of your inaccurate references to the sleeping giant, of course Bolland had an effect,lol, id say 4 points is having an effect...who the hell is the sleeping giant on the crapnucks anyway?, lulongo, as if, he's just sleeping,lol, btw the flu bug has infected the crapnucks just in time, hope they are even sicker by sunday and tuesday, i could care less how it is that we win, i just want to win.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 24, 2011, 09:23:46 AM
I just hope game 6 is officiated correctly. 

Here is a snapshot of how things went in game 4 regarding horrendous officiating that spring boarded the Hawks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oL7JHpJi90&feature=player_embedded#at=97

- Too many men, completely fantom
- 2-1 offside Chicago goal just after too many men expired, admitted by Rob Schick
- Ehrhoff interference, completely fantom
- Laperriere's (Bieksa voice) boarding call, just wow

Giving that many breaks to a good team is hard to battle against.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: wizard on April 24, 2011, 09:38:03 AM
c'mon man...don't start with the reffing stuff, way too typical.
 
Players need to be more mindful of the situation and NOT take STUPID penalties....there's been alot of stupid penalties!  Refs can't not call stuff just because one team is doing it more then the other.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 24, 2011, 07:58:29 PM
absolute bull$hit...Bieksa gets nailed the same way Seabrook did behind the net and no call...Bolland slashes Sedin's stick and breaks it and no call...Sedin gets a high stick to the face and again no call...wtf?!?! lets not forget the too many men on the ice too.

The Refs won the game for Shitcago... end of story.... what a joke. >:( :P

i'm sure though Holmes will find some way to justify it.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 24, 2011, 08:07:23 PM
c'mon man...don't start with the reffing stuff, way too typical.
 
Players need to be more mindful of the situation and NOT take STUPID penalties....there's been alot of stupid penalties!  Refs can't not call stuff just because one team is doing it more then the other.

if you still believe that after watching game 6, then you need glasses...two refs and two linesmen and they miss calls...or a ref calling a penalty from neutral ice when there's a ref right at net side? c'mon yourself.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 24, 2011, 08:27:22 PM
if you still believe that after watching game 6, then you need glasses...two refs and two linesmen and they miss calls...or a ref calling a penalty from neutral ice when there's a ref right at net side? c'mon yourself.

Credit the Hawks for a monumental comeback, but let's take a look at the hit on Bieksa behind the net.  An IDENTICAL hit to the Torres on Seabrook hit, but there is no "interference" call this time.  It is lame my friend officiating like this that spoils playoff hockey.  I expect more of the same on Tuesday.  There is no hope of getting a well called game any more.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 24, 2011, 08:31:57 PM
Once again, twice the amount of PPs for the Hawks.

High stick into the face of Sedin, the puck carrier, no call
Clear slew foot on Sedin, no call.
Deliberate elbow, headshot, no call.

Terrible.

PS, its not just the cry baby fans, myself included, that talk about "nudging" the outcomes of games here and there.  EX NHLERS THAT ARE NOW ANALYSTS TV AND RADIO say this is a FACT IN THE NHL.  Its an unspoken, but well known uphill battle.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 24, 2011, 08:46:27 PM
Hey, the hooks, holds slashes here and there are one thing.

But the over top, BLANTANT and egregious acts go without call.

If Bieksa stayed down, would there have been a call?

Playing with 5 D since the 1st period, on the road and in a clinching game is TOUGH, and the Canucks still dominated the last 45 minutes of the game. Hit the post, didn't get a bounce, and didn't get a call. It was going to be tight the whole way, but any single one of those things are enough to tip it over the edge in favour of the other team.

Game 7 should be a doozy. Lots of fun, edge of the seat game the whole way.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 24, 2011, 08:47:20 PM
I thought I saw a couple of zebras out there with red arm bands wearing dark sunglasses and carrying white canes on the ice. :D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 25, 2011, 01:31:06 AM
OH PALEEEEEEEEEEZZZZ, give it up with the refs already, i knew u guys would pull out the ref card, friggin typical crapnuck fans, they missed just as many calls against the crapnucks, get yer heads outta the sand  ;D , what a great game, do u guys remember me saying its going 7?, LMFAO...bring on tuesday.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 25, 2011, 04:59:48 AM
OH PALEEEEEEEEEEZZZZ, give it up with the refs already, i knew u guys would pull out the ref card, friggin typical crapnuck fans, they missed just as many calls against the crapnucks, get yer heads outta the sand  ;D , what a great game, do u guys remember me saying its going 7?, LMFAO...bring on tuesday.....holmes*

funny how that works eh? Torres hits Seabrook .... Guennavere and Company cries Bloody Murder, goes to the media and demands a suspension....yet, Bickel's hit on Bieksa (which was way worse) went "unnoticed"  ::)

of course you would defend the refs because they play for Shitcago... please enlighten us with your analogy of the difference that justified a penalty on one (followed by a hearing from Colin Campbell) and the other being a non issue?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 25, 2011, 05:23:53 AM
how about the elbow to the head on Bolland by hamhuis and a non call the other day?, this is playoff hockey and its physical, i NEVER said that torres should have got a penalty for his hit on seabrook,let alone a suspension, i think they were both good hits as far as im concerned, dont even try and tell me that the bickell hit was worse than the torres hit, bieksa saw bickell comin in, if you look at the video you see him look rite over at him, and it was body to body first anyway,  and i rarely disagree with or complain about the reffing, only once this season did i complain about the reffing, first thing you guys do when you lose is somehow put it on the refs, how about maning up and just say ya lost for once and take some responsibility, what do you want them to call every little thing?, may as well put robots out there, dont forget that the officiating crews get evaluated on their performance by higher up officials, and those higher ups will have a word or ten with the officiating crew, and if an official or a crew is not doing their job properly then they wont be officiating as many,if any, more playoff games, now will they, so you can go on and on about your officiating Bullshyte all ya want, FACT is its part of the human element to the game, if ya dont like it then go play video games or better yet book a tee time and quit watching hockey, no one was complaining about the hit on seabrook, or the elbow to the head of bolland, but now that the tables have turned yer gonna cry foul, pretty effin typical, get a clue......holmes*

btw, how did ya like the payback by Bolland on hamhuis with that HUGE HIT, then we score a second later, nice one eh, LMFAO
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 25, 2011, 10:23:50 AM
Woulda, shoulda couldas in the game happen.  Adversity is there.  Hoping the Canucks can overcome it.  If the Canucks brought the effort of game 6 in game 4 or 5, the series should be over.

They put themselves in a position to have bad breaks, a missed call here or there, or a goalie giveaway hurt them.  Or  Chris Who-ginns hitting the post.

Time to look to game 7.

I really wish the Canucks could have generated some better chances on Crawford, more traffic.  More net presence.  I don't think Crawford is that great, making him look good.


Game 7 is going to be an edge of the seat'r the whole way.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 25, 2011, 12:44:04 PM
  bieksa saw bickell comin in, if you look at the video you see him look rite over at him

of course bieksa saw him that's why he lowered his head so he could get a concussion just like seabrook.   ::)

i didn't say bickell should have gotten a penalty because it was a cheap shot...i'm saying he should have gotten a penalty because that's how the refs had been calling them earlier in the series....consistency/fairness.

you say the refs missed just as many calls on vancouver, yet the stats would beg the differ.

Bolland's hit on hamuis was  good ol' style hockey. i don't know of any canuck fan that would whine about that...but the blatant slash that broke sedin's stick was obvious...the high stick to the face... the puck over the glass...toews' trip on raymond right after a face off... the too many men on the ice non call... all obvious, but all missed? ???

even a buddy of mine who's a Shitcago fan was laughing because of all the non calls that could have easily allowed vancouver to end the game, especially since they dominated the last 45 mins of play.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: DionJL on April 25, 2011, 03:34:05 PM
This series has had two 5-3 situations for the Blackhawks, both of which involved an "iffy" call. Canucks easily could have had a two man advantage in the middle of the first period when Kesler was crosschecked from behind while standing to the side of the net completely away from the puck. This is the call that the ref at centre ice has to make. The ref in the zone watches the puck and the ref at centre watches everything else.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 25, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
Lots of storylines for game 7.

Apparently Lou is going to start.

Gillis just snapped at the officiating via press conference. PPs 27-14 overall.  How does this happen? Blatant elbow head shot, not called.

Kesler and Burrows back together and looked good.

Bickell out for the series, wrist injury.

Hope the Canucks don't have to play 56 minutes with only 5 dmen.  Salo had 2 minutes of ice time.  Hard to clinch down a man.


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 25, 2011, 05:44:40 PM
This series has had two 5-3 situations for the Blackhawks, both of which involved an "iffy" call. Canucks easily could have had a two man advantage in the middle of the first period when Kesler was crosschecked from behind while standing to the side of the net completely away from the puck. This is the call that the ref at centre ice has to make. The ref in the zone watches the puck and the ref at centre watches everything else.

totally forgot about that one...so many non calls, hard to recall all of them. :-\
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 25, 2011, 06:20:43 PM
YA there were lots of non calls on BOTH SIDES, how about the non call for the slash on toews in OT, i could go on and on about the non calls that favoured the crapnucks but why, how long have you guys been watching hockey, THIS IS PLAYOFF HOCKEY, ITS PLAYED MORE ON THE EDGE, its always been that way, they have way weaker calls during the regular season, and tend to let them get away with more in the playoffs, they let them play more, its not only the format that changes, the style, the penalty calling and the intensity changes as well, there are tons of varibles that change compared to the regular season, thats the way its always been so u can quit yer biatchin and shut it about the reffing....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 25, 2011, 06:47:54 PM
YA there were lots of non calls on BOTH SIDES, how about the non call for the slash on toews in OT, i could go on and on about the non calls that favoured the crapnucks but why, how long have you guys been watching hockey, THIS IS PLAYOFF HOCKEY, ITS PLAYED MORE ON THE EDGE, its always been that way, they have way weaker calls during the regular season, and tend to let them get away with more in the playoffs, they let them play more, its not only the format that changes, the style, the penalty calling and the intensity changes as well, there are tons of varibles that change compared to the regular season, thats the way its always been so u can quit yer biatchin and shut it about the reffing....holmes*

Okay holmes, I don't' blame you for defending the reffing, as you have gotten your Game 7 because of it.  However, if you are so convinced that the refs have been "fair" how do explain the one-sided power play opportunities?  In the last 4 games of this series, the Blackhawks have received 69% more powerplays, and when the games are close (1-2 goals) the Blackhawks have received 100% of the powerplays.  We are not talking about a missed call here or there.  Nor are we talking about one team being more disciplined than the other. We are also not saying the refs need to call "everything."  But when ONE team get ALL the calls when the game is close, there is something seriously amiss. You do not need to call everything when simply calling a single blatant penalty would help even the power plays in a game.  However, the refs have chosen to NOT call a penalty against the Hawks on an almost identical play that they called a penalty against the Canucks earlier in the series.  This one call could have given the Canucks a power play opportunity and a chance to end the game...but no call. So, no... there have NOT been as many non calls against the hawks, or the power plays would be even in the series. Let us not forget that there is a LONG history of one sided officiating in the Chicago/Vancouver play off history.  Towel Power was born of such nonsense.  Sadly, it is not going to change by Tuesday, despite Gillis' complaints.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 25, 2011, 07:21:45 PM
dont even try and tell me that the bickell hit was worse than the torres hit, bieksa saw bickell comin in, if you look at the video you see him look rite over at him, and it was body to body first anyway,

What video were you watching?  Bieksa glances up the boards where he is going to play the puck, no way he sees Bickell coming, even out of the corner of his eye. The only way the Bickell hit was worse was the way he was taking full strides right up to the final glide of 6 feet into the hit (the video footage does not show more than 2 strides but it looks like there was probably more, so this could have been a charging penalty), whereas Torres was taking smaller strides before he takes one big stride then glides 15 feet into the Seabrook hit, so it wasn't even charging.   Other than that the hit IS identical to the Torres hit with the exception that Bieksa touches the puck (he passes it before he is hit) and it can be said that the puck was MORE in play on the Seabrook hit as it was still in his feet.  NO WAY is the Torres' hit interference and Bickell's hit is not.  It is a double standard plain and simple.  Calling a penalty against the Hawks then could have ended the defending champs' season and we simply cannot have that. 

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: NiceFish on April 25, 2011, 08:51:15 PM
I don't have a problem with the officiating as long as it is even and consistent. Power play chances in this series should be even, but its 2:1 for the hawks. Unacceptable. I don't know what is going on in other series as I don't have as intense an interest on the details within them. YES calls will always be missed, you cannot really argue that. All Gillis is doing here is taking the attention off his team prior to the biggest game of the year. HELL what if it gives the Canucks a late power play in the game and the Canucks seal the deal on it.

As far as the hit goes, Torres could have been called for one of three things, interference, charging or elbowing. Take your pick, they all suit, hell give him 6 PIM's for that. Bickells was charging or elbowing with out a doubt. So answer me this, Holmes had Torres been called for the elbow or charging, does that change the dynamic of the hit on Bieksa?

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 25, 2011, 10:56:36 PM
YA there were lots of non calls on BOTH SIDES, how about the non call for the slash on toews in OT, i could go on and on about the non calls that favoured the crapnucks but why, how long have you guys been watching hockey, THIS IS PLAYOFF HOCKEY, ITS PLAYED MORE ON THE EDGE, its always been that way, they have way weaker calls during the regular season, and tend to let them get away with more in the playoffs, they let them play more, its not only the format that changes, the style, the penalty calling and the intensity changes as well, there are tons of varibles that change compared to the regular season, thats the way its always been so u can quit yer biatchin and shut it about the reffing....holmes*

dude, i'm old enough to remember watching Guy Lafleur play for Montreal.

But obviously, you're the one who hasn't been watching hockey very long and not realizing how the game's changed and the politics of how it's managed. everyone in the business knows how betman is pushing the american market and doing everything in his power to keep the expansion alive below the 49th parallel.

you don't need anyone to debate the non calls on both sides... just google it and compare the numbers yourself... Raffi nails Seabrook, it becomes a media circus... Bickell nails Bieksa the same way, doesn't even get air time on espn?

You say it's PLAYOFF HOCKEY...i say it's politics.
 
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 25, 2011, 11:01:00 PM
Anyways, all that should be said, has been said.

Just win.

Just EFFIN WIN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqs57NueOak&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 25, 2011, 11:28:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXuJp2EiJYA&hd=1

But if you care to see a snap shot of the calls and non calls, take a look at this.  Particularly the game 6 highlights towards the end.  Absolutely terrible.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 25, 2011, 11:40:18 PM
Not to mention the "great stickhandling" i.e. completely blatant holding the stick by Hossa on the game winning goal in OT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIACc2eDE4&feature=player_embedded#at=14
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 26, 2011, 12:39:43 AM
sorry dudes i disagree that the bickell hit was a penalty and i definately disagree it was elbowing, his elbow is at his side the whole time, i also disagree that the torres hit was a penalty, dont get caught with your head down, you guys do realize that there has been a different set of refs for every game rite?.....i remember watching guy play as well, and yer gonna tell me that the situation was different back then?, the refs always lay off the calls in the playoffs, and yer rite on one point, gillis only did that press conference to take the heat off the team and maybe raise a point to whoever is reffing the game tomorrow, thats pretty smart, but he has no leg to stand on because its been different refs for every game, just a bunnch of grandstanding, i do believe in what goes around comes around, and everything happens for a reason, they play 7 games, and i can obviously see that the ratio of penalties is not even, so that said i am a little concerned for sure, but im sure the HAWKS WILL prevail, theyre the CHAMPS afterall...holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 26, 2011, 12:45:21 AM
Call it grandstanding or whatever but every coach does it.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 01:19:05 AM
sorry dudes i disagree that the bickell hit was a penalty and i definately disagree it was elbowing, his elbow is at his side the whole time, i also disagree that the torres hit was a penalty, dont get caught with your head down, you guys do realize that there has been a different set of refs for every game rite?.....i remember watching guy play as well, and yer gonna tell me that the situation was different back then?, the refs always lay off the calls in the playoffs, and yer rite on one point, gillis only did that press conference to take the heat off the team and maybe raise a point to whoever is reffing the game tomorrow, thats pretty smart, but he has no leg to stand on because its been different refs for every game, just a bunnch of grandstanding, i do believe in what goes around comes around, and everything happens for a reason, they play 7 games, and i can obviously see that the ratio of penalties is not even, so that said i am a little concerned for sure, but im sure the HAWKS WILL prevail, theyre the CHAMPS afterall...holmes*

actually, back then was different...one ref and no video replay...less emphasis on calling head shots...less concerns with clutching and grabbing...no issues with pick plays and interference...at least take the time to learn the history of the game and the progression of the rules. ::)

just for you buddy...a summary of the last game and the obvious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCvAcNvC1qo&feature=channel_video_title
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 26, 2011, 01:47:53 AM
hey i agree the game was different but the concept of what im saying was the same, things have always been eased up in the playoffs...rules change very rapidly nowadays, just 5, 10, and 15 years ago the rules were different, yes FA i agree, its a good tactic, its gonna cost them some money in fines im sure, but it could be very effective, time will tell, it could backfire as well tho...holmes*

yes i saw that propaganda video on another forum,lol
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 01:56:52 AM
....i remember watching guy play as well, and yer gonna tell me that the situation was different back then?, the refs always lay off the calls in the playoffs ...holmes*

if what you say is true then why did they make so many calls against the Canucks and put the whistles away for the Hawks? and don't say it was the same for both because now there are dozens of Youtube videos showing all the missed calls...undeniably lop sided.

if the refs want to put the whistles away fine, but do it for both teams and let them decide the outcome of the game.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 02:02:36 AM
propaganda? you mean like how Guenevere, Seabrook, Toews, and Keith went on air to cry about Torres and how the American media posted it all over the networks and Colin Campbell got involved? Yet Bickell was noted as returning the favour and it was business as usual. ??? that kind of propaganda?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 26, 2011, 02:30:14 AM
the same video could be made for the missed calls or non calls going the other way as well, im not getting why ppl think the calls should be 50/50 ??? ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: wizard on April 26, 2011, 07:15:57 AM
I've never seen a complete and udder denial about the situation like this before. 

Canucks flat out lost those three games by themselves.  Going on about the refs like this is ridiculous...you go on about how the calls are two to one or whatever, but completely overlook or decide to overlook the fact most of these penalties are stupid friggin penalites!  You talk about the refs being accountable, but nothing about Kesler's dismal contribution.  Daniel gets OWNED infront of his own net on the game winning goal, Luongo lets one of the worst situational rebounds/saves I've seen and boom the puck's in the back of the net.  Don't see how you can blame the refs on that one...

Pucks over the glass, how many roughing penalties has Canucks got?  You guys really need to get over this and focus on other points of the series and what Canucks have to do to right their ship and win game 7.  You can only put so much blame on the officials before you look at how the team is playing, and who and who's not contributing.   Maybe yuo should worry a little more about the goaltending situation leading into this game then how undisciplined one team is more then the other.

Gillis coming out and criticising the refs is nothing more then trying to offload pressure on his players (Luongo specifically) before game 7.   I don't blame him for that, it's actually a good gm move to try to deflect criticism from his team and off his players.  Luongo imo needs as little pressure/focus on him  as he can at this point.  Flat out he hasn't looked good  his last 3 games or so.  I don't think he has to be unbeleivable tonight, JUST good enough to win...we'll see if he and the rest of this team can deliver the goods or not...

Should be a great game 7, enjoy the game everyone.   
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 26, 2011, 07:34:19 AM
Going on about the refs like this is ridiculous...you go on about how the calls are two to one or whatever, but completely overlook or decide to overlook the fact most of these penalties are stupid friggin penalites!...Maybe yuo should worry a little more about ... how undisciplined one team is more then the other. 

You make it sound like the Hawks were NOT doing the SAME stupid moves.  This is the point!  If the refs are going to call the Canucks on a "stupid penalty" when the Hawks are down 2-1 so they can tie it on a power play, why are they letting the Hawks get away with "stupid penalties" when the game is tied and the Canucks could put them away?  hmmmm.  I wonder.

the same video could be made for the missed calls or non calls going the other way as well, im not getting why ppl think the calls should be 50/50 ??? ....holmes*

As I said, I don't blame you for agreeing with the refs when they are 75% in your favour.  It should be 50/50 when both teams are playing the same game. As I pointed out, this is NOT the case of one team being more disciplined, since the Hawks are making the same identical plays and are NOT getting called.  When it is one sided, it is not a level playing field and the Canucks will have to Play A LOT better to beat both the Hawks AND the refs.  We will do it tonight.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: wizard on April 26, 2011, 07:53:38 AM
Sandman, you've adressed the officiating over and over. 

Why can't you address the Canucks shortcomings in this series as well.

Luongo has noone to blame for allowing 10 goals on 40 shots.

Schneider has no one to blame for giving the puck away twice behind his net, Hawks cashed in these costly canucks mistakes and capitalized. 

How many chances did canucks have last game and could not make it count.

Burrows has done very little to contribute.  Hawks 3 and 4 lines are outplaying Canucks'.

there are many storylines to this series, you don't like the reffing I get that, but why 100% of the focus on refs?  If canucks lose this series, they really only have themselves to blame, like it or not, that's the bottom line.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 08:14:34 AM
I've never seen a complete and udder denial about the situation like this before. 

Canucks flat out lost those three games by themselves.  Going on about the refs like this is ridiculous...you go on about how the calls are two to one or whatever, but completely overlook or decide to overlook the fact most of these penalties are stupid friggin penalites!  You talk about the refs being accountable, but nothing about Kesler's dismal contribution.  
 

Wow are you serious?..haven't you been watching the news and sports network? You make it sound like the Canucks have been getting a free pass...no one's let them off the hook, especially Luongo and Kesler for their lack of production. You talk denial, but fail to see the over all picture or just turn a blind eye because it works to your favour... let's see if the tables were turned, how gracious you'd be.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 26, 2011, 09:02:05 AM
Bickell delivered an explosive elbow to Bieksa's head (the Canuck's top minute D man) KNOWING THAT HE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE FOR THE SEASON.

IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 26, 2011, 10:40:19 AM
thank you wizard, sandman you sound like a kid whose brother got a bigger piece of cake, mom his piece is bigger, give it a rest already, the only way the two teams are playing the same game is the fact that they are playing hockey,other than that they are playing their own versions of it, they are playing different styles, i know full well that crapnuck fans make a career out of crying  and whining about the refs and trying to blame something other than the crapnucks just plain sucking, but you guys take the cake, what a joke, damien ur accusing Bickell of deliberately  attempting to injure bieksa?, thats a pretty serious allegation sir, and uncalled for, the fact of the matter is bickell would still be playing if he did not completely tear his tendons in the last game, sure he was playing injured,but, he was still able to play, he did not know at the time of the hit that he would be having surgery the following day and that his season would be over, so shut it down buddy...torres is the idiot out there that is skating around and not even playing hockey and trying to injure ppl, he is a disgrace and everyone in the crapnucks organization rite down to the hotdog vendors and every fan should feel embarrased and ashamed of his actions.......holmes*

sandman the HAWKS were not doing the same stupid moves or the refs would have called penalties on them, rite?, lmfao
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 26, 2011, 10:53:56 AM
Disagree, it was a clear elbow that resulted in the whiplash like action of the head and neck, before any contact with the body.  Clear as day.  THE HEAD SNAPPED BACK AS IT WAS THE PRINCIPLE POINT OF CONDUCT, ITS PHYSICS.  It was a deliberate, trying to 'go out in style' diryt diry play by Bickell.  Plain and simple.

Anyhoo, that is in the past.

Just win, I want to be able to barbeque in the sunlight and still have a team to cheer for in the spring time

Pump up Video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqs57NueOak&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 26, 2011, 11:58:22 AM
I have already given the Hawks credit for not giving up.  They have capitalized on Canucks' mistakes and the one sided officiating, and yes, Luongo let in far too many goals in Games 4 and 5 (how many of those were power play goals?).  Yes, the Hawks ARE making the same stupid moves (a high stick after an offside, a shot to the head, clear slashing, tripping in the offensive zone) but the difference is they are NOT being called.

And hey, I totally understand why you are upset that the one sided reffing is being pointed out as it is clearly taints the Hawks win in Game 6, they had the game handed to them as though they could not do it on their own merit. True, the Canucks played poorly in Games 4 and 5.  It is not surprising that after all the flack they got for the Torres hit on Seabrook (talk about whining) that we see them totally back off the aggressive play that saw them defend the neutral zone better in the first three games. However, the Hawks were out played in Game 6 and had the Canucks been given a fair shake by the refs, (they only had 2 power plays to the Hawks 4 despite an abundance of opportunities the refs had to even up the calls)  they might have ended it.    They should have had a power play in the OT period after the hit on Bieksa, but instead the Hawks get a goal and force Game 7.  If the Hawks are so good, why do they need so much help (27 powerplays vs 16 for the Canucks)?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 04:35:57 PM
funny how holmes labelled Torres as a dirty player, yet has the audacity to defend Bickell for the same infraction...holmes tells us the canuck fans are whiners, yet he never acknowledge the hawk's sobbing spectacle on tv and accused them of whining.

i don't blame holmes for sticking up for his team and i wouldn't expect anything less...but at least acknowledge the fact that there were MORE missed calls against the hawks than there was for the canucks...almost to the point that the officials had eagle eyes when it came to spotting vancouver infractions.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 26, 2011, 04:41:03 PM
End it tonight. End the madness. Endgame. Endler. Kevin Biendsa, Hendrik, Kendsler, just f***ing end it.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
End it tonight. End the madness. Endgame. Endler. Kevin Biendsa, Hendrik, Kendsler, just f***ing end it.




 :D ;D :D ;D

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Bently on April 26, 2011, 06:20:36 PM
If........ no sorry, when the Canucks lose this game tonight, Vancouver will burn, riots WILL happen, call out the Guard, and lock your doors.

BTW, Go Hawks Go !!! ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 26, 2011, 10:17:56 PM
i think i just about had a heart attack...crazy game...

Big Thumbs Up to Crawford...what a bright future ahead of him.


"Thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks for exposing Vancouver for the team they really are"....Scotty Oaks   -Hockey Night In Canada.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 26, 2011, 10:22:11 PM
LATER HOLMES!!!!

WOOHOO!!!!! Canucks are on to Round 2 and the Hawks can go drown their sorrows at the Roxy tonight, maybe Kane will punch out a cabbie too LOL

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 26, 2011, 10:26:08 PM
What a Game!  Crawford almost stole another one!!!  I cannot believe the short handed goal that forced over time. The only time the Canucks blunder and Hawks make them pay. Talk about not giving up!  But the past is behind us. Predators here we come.  

BTW I was late getting back to the overtime (reading my kids bedtime stories) so I did not see the call that gave Chicago the power play?  What was the call? Was it on a scoring chance? Talk about an evenly called game. Not necessarily perfect, but they obviously were putting their whistles away as best they could.  A lot of non calls and then the "hook" on a scoring chance that gave the Canucks a late power play to seal the deal, and look what Chicago does short handed.  Shows that the refs do not decide the games, players do, but good (fair) reffing makes for a far more exciting (and enjoyable) game.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 26, 2011, 10:29:56 PM
If........ no sorry, when the Canucks lose this game tonight, Vancouver will burn, riots WILL happen, call out the Guard, and lock your doors.

BTW, Go Hawks Go !!! ;D

You got your wish. The Hawks are gone ! Take Holmes with you.  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 27, 2011, 09:44:12 AM
funny how holmes labelled Torres as a dirty player, yet has the audacity to defend Bickell for the same infraction...holmes tells us the canuck fans are whiners, yet he never acknowledge the hawk's sobbing spectacle on tv and accused them of whining.

i don't blame holmes for sticking up for his team and i wouldn't expect anything less...but at least acknowledge the fact that there were MORE missed calls against the hawks than there was for the canucks...almost to the point that the officials had eagle eyes when it came to spotting vancouver infractions.

yep i can aknowledge that....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 27, 2011, 09:49:06 AM
LATER HOLMES!!!!

WOOHOO!!!!! Canucks are on to Round 2 and the Hawks can go drown their sorrows at the Roxy tonight, maybe Kane will punch out a cabbie too LOL

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

skool on sunday eh brian, NO CLASS, you still have to win 12 more sir...holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 27, 2011, 10:40:32 AM
I was up in the nosebleeds, and when the lights went dim prior to puck drop, and the Canucks started to flow through the tunnel onto the ice, led by Lou, there was a good feeling. Emphasized by the vigor at which Lou hit the ice and "sprinted" to his crease. Head up, he skated as hard as he could and began his regiment of scraping his marks in the ice in front of the net.

With that, I knew Lou would deliver.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/zlxeg0.png)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on April 27, 2011, 11:20:26 AM
skool on sunday eh brian, NO CLASS, you still have to win 12 more sir...holmes*

don't worry too much about it holmes...just trash talk...  fans are just relieved to see the monkey off vancouver's back... we haven't forgotten that a couple of hawk players are a couple of our own BC BOYS....but with that said, Toews and Co. got a dish of what the canucks have been chewing on for the past couple of years...now they have the long flight home (pardon the pun) and the whole summer to dwell on the "what if's".

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on April 27, 2011, 02:00:21 PM
Congrats to ALL Vancouver Canuck Fans. You won a mighty battle fair and square and shut up critics in the process.

Good Luck on your pursuit to in winning the most difficult tournament in all sports.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 27, 2011, 02:51:09 PM
The 'top' players can sometimes cancel each other out in a series.

ie. the Sedins, Kane and Toews

Its the depth, and gritty, big heart guys that step in to elevate their team.  This year, the Canucks have it. 

Burr, Kesler, Torres, Hansen, Higgins, Lapiere all stepped up and came in waves. To which the Hawks had no answer. Crawford kept it close. Nuff said.

Canucks dominated 4 of the games (winning three of them). No showed 2 of the games (got blown out), and played one game even up with the Hawks.

This series, IMHO, was more of what the Canucks did or didn't do, than what challenge the Hawks put up.

If the Canucks show up, stick to their process, they will win the majority of games. The 82 game body of work is no mirage. They just can't be their own worst enemy and play with indiference, in this league, you will get blown out.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 27, 2011, 03:13:38 PM
On the next one.

Round Two - To Catch a Predator

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q297/iamnotnedflanders/tootoopredatorhansen.jpg)

Lots of story lines against Nashville;

Shane O'Brien, former Canuck.
The Tootoo Factor
Hamhuis' former team

Big front end D pair for Nashville with Weber and Suter.  It will come down to depth as well.

Is Lou back on track?  Even if not, Schneider has gained a lot of experience very quickly.

Rinne is a wall in there.  Canucks will need to stick to their game, and not get frustrated.

Game 1 Tomorrow Night (wow that was quick) at 6pm.

GO CANUCKS GO!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 27, 2011, 04:31:48 PM
skool on sunday eh brian, NO CLASS, you still have to win 12 more sir...holmes*

Plenty of class, if the Hawks would have won you would have stuck it to us Canucks fans worse than that jab. That was nothing as far as smack talk, have you not read the other hockey thread with all the pokes between the Leafs and Canucks fans? Grow some thick skin otherwise watch figure skating or something LOL

BRYAN*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: wizard on April 27, 2011, 07:02:00 PM
damien the tootoo factor will be a bigger factor then I think alot of people realise.
Jordin Tootoo has gone through and overcame more real life hardships in his 28 years then probably you and most anyone has in their entire lives.

Right now he is a huge part of Preds team and has never played better hockey in his career. He will be a BIG part of this series.  And canucks players BETTER have their heads on a swivel when he's out there.

I see what Tootoo has accomplished and overcame as an incredibly inspirational story.
your little picture is a joke, I realise it's just a joke, however joking about someone's situation like that imo is offensive, tasteless and classless...
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 28, 2011, 10:21:26 AM
The crux of the joke has nothing to do with the little margarita in the picture.  Get over it.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 28, 2011, 10:22:05 AM
Goalie Stats through round 1

Despite Lou's struggles, I found these stats interesting.

Save %
Rinne - .876%
Loungo - .903

GAA
Rinne - 3.29%
Loungo - 2.97%

Time on the Ice
Rinne - 346 minutes
Loungo - 343 minutes

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 28, 2011, 03:58:47 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v96/angry_al/CanucksBackground.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on April 28, 2011, 06:54:14 PM
Goalie Stats through round 1

Despite Lou's struggles, I found these stats interesting.

Save %
Rinne - .876%
Loungo - .903

GAA
Rinne - 3.29%
Loungo - 2.97%

Time on the Ice
Rinne - 346 minutes
Loungo - 343 minutes

These stats are made more interesting by these parallel stats which will prove to be the deciding factor:

Shot for in Round 1: (/game)
Predators = 190 (32)
Canucks = 218 (31)

Goals for:  (/game)
Pedators = 22 (3.67)
Canucks = 16 (2.28)

Projected Goals for per game in Round 2 based on opposing goalie Round 1 save %
Predators = 3.16
Canucks = 3.85

Note: Neither team was able to significantly "shut down" opposing team's offense (ie: reducing their shot per game totals in Round 1 from their seasonal averages), although the Canucks did have a slight edge (The Hawks averaged 2 more shots per game during the regular season than they did against the Canucks in Round 1, where as Nashville only managed to reduce Anaheim's shots by 1 per game.  On the other side, Chicago was able to reduce Vancouver's seasonal average by 3 shots/game, whereas Anahiem's defense actually allowed the Predators 3 more shots/game than the Preds had managed all season).  Therefore, if the Canuck Defense can do to the Predators what it did to the Hawks and keep Predators to below their Seasonal average of 28 shots/game, they should have an edge in offense this series, despite Nashville's surge in offense in round 1 against the Ducks.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on April 28, 2011, 10:16:13 PM
Game 1 in the books. With a Canucks 1-0 win

The team played well all game. Pekka Rinne was the only reason this was not a 5-0 win. I expect the Preds to play better on Saturday hopefully the boys play like they did tonight and find some flaws in Rinne's game.

Only 11 more wins to go ;)

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 28, 2011, 10:49:33 PM
Trotz called out his people, big time.  "Too many passengers".  lol

(http://lakecityquietpills.com/photo/multihost/images/01676806245041537541.gif)

Its just one game though.  It will get tougher, and even this one could have gone the other way.  Which would have brought out the, "when is Kelser going to score?!?!", "the twins have disappeared" blabber.

Glad it was over when it was.  Can't let them hang around that long.  Gotta get Rinne moving a bit more.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 28, 2011, 11:13:19 PM
PS - Awesome HIP CHECK by Ballard.

NOT clipping;

(http://www.gifsoup.com/view7/2416305/ballard-hip-check-o.gif)

Rule 44 - Clipping

44.1 Clipping - Clipping is the act of throwing the body, from any direction, across or below the knees of an opponent.

A player may not deliver a check in a “clipping” manner, nor lower his own body position to deliver a check on or below an opponent’s knees.

An illegal “low hit” is a check that is delivered by a player or goalkeeper who may or may not have both skates on the ice, with his sole intent to check the opponent in the area of his knees. A player may not lower his body position to deliver a check to an opponent’s knees.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Wulff Man on April 29, 2011, 01:42:27 PM
after a poor first couple shifts i thought Ballard was fantastic in game 1.What am i missing ...why wont Vigneault put some more faith in the guy? 
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on April 29, 2011, 04:27:24 PM
Ageed, I've been saying that ALL YEAR.  AV has him in doghouse for a long time.

Rome, Alberts......really?

I'm a big fan of Ballard.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: NiceFish on April 29, 2011, 07:10:43 PM
To the Sedins and Kesler's credit they had a few quality chances to score in the last game, but it cannot go on much longer with those 3 staying off the score sheet (although Danny did have 5 in the first round...surprisingly)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on April 30, 2011, 11:33:47 PM
what a great game, Rinne is absolutely AMAZING, he makes lulongo look like a kid in novice, off to music city for the preds to win 2.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on May 01, 2011, 07:38:01 AM
what a great game, Rinne is absolutely AMAZING, he makes lulongo look like a kid in novice, off to music city for the preds to win 2.....holmes*

You should have traded your Black hawk logo for a Predator logo rather than the tacky avatar you've chosen....   ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 01, 2011, 07:43:25 AM
what a great game, Rinne is absolutely AMAZING, he makes lulongo look like a kid in novice, off to music city for the preds to win 2.....holmes*

Shouldnt you be on the golf course or something? You obviously didnt watch the game. Luongo was the only reason the Canucks were even in this game as the Preds totally dominated the play for the first 3 periods.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on May 01, 2011, 02:38:01 PM
Shouldnt you be on the golf course or something? You obviously didnt watch the game. Luongo was the only reason the Canucks were even in this game as the Preds totally dominated the play for the first 3 periods.

Obviously you didn't watch the game Brian lol , all of Nashville shots were from the perimeter with no screens, I can't remember Lou making one big save !! Rinne stood on his head as Canucks had at least three times the scoring chances as the preds, all Lou did was let in a god awful tying goal with less than 2 minutes in the game on a play that he wasnt even playing attention too, it wasnt even a shot on goal !! the only thing Lou did last night was give the preds a game they didn't deserve and give them life they shouldn't have going home !
All I can say is god help us if luongo is gonna keep losing focus and costing the team games !!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on May 01, 2011, 08:09:36 PM
Obviously you didn't watch the game Brian lol , all of Nashville shots were from the perimeter with no screens, I can't remember Lou making one big save !! Rinne stood on his head as Canucks had at least three times the scoring chances as the preds, all Lou did was let in a god awful tying goal with less than 2 minutes in the game on a play that he wasnt even playing attention too, it wasnt even a shot on goal !! the only thing Lou did last night was give the preds a game they didn't deserve and give them life they shouldn't have going home !
All I can say is god help us if luongo is gonna keep losing focus and costing the team games !!


Oh come on, stop blaming Lou. I love how armchair goaltenders criticize a great goaltender, just because the other guy happens to playing better.  As if you could have made a fraction of the saves Lou DID make.  It was an unfortunate goal, but to say he was not paying attention is ridiculous.  The guy has to watch the players fighting for the puck behind the net while at the same time being mindful of whoever might be sneaking up to the front of the net to knock in a one timer when the puck comes out. The guy throws the puck at him and it banks in off the back of his stick.

The truth is the Canucks just let the Preds stay in this one.  They were out hustled for the first three periods and waited until the overtime to really pressure Nashville.  Rinne is standing on his head, just as Crawford did, and the Canucks will have to get more traffic in front of him if they want to get pucks by him.  On both those last minute goals, the Canucks gave up the blue line line like it was a gift basket.  True, Lou did not have to make as many big saves as Rinne, that is for certain, but he still had to make a lot more than he should have.  If the Canucks stick to the game plan they will prevail, Rinne cannot stop them all.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 01, 2011, 08:18:42 PM
Would be nice if the Sedins or Kesler could get a goal here or there so we can stop microanalyzing Lou.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Wulff Man on May 01, 2011, 11:03:35 PM
 3 goals every 7 1/2 periods is a number i can live with - doesnt matter whose at the other end. Rinne is stellar but cannot defy the odds forever. the Nucks are too much for Nashville offensively.As for the twins, we can probably win without them producing per usual but not the next round - especially the way they are playing in theirown end.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on May 01, 2011, 11:20:06 PM
Would be nice if the Sedins or Kesler could get a goal here or there so we can stop microanalyzing Lou.

Yes, I agree.  However, we have to remember that Lou was great during the Naslund/Bertuzzi era and we realized then that, while great goal tending is a must in the playoffs, you cannot rely solely on great goal tending to win a cup.   Your goalie can get shut out after shut out (Lou has 2 so far in these playoffs), but if you do not put the puck in the back of the net, you are not going to win ANY games.  This is what makes this team so promising (more promising than previous versions); not only do they have a solid defensive system, which (when properly executed) can keep the opposing team on their heels and away from the front of Luogo, they have the ability to score on all four lines, and their second line is so good, the opposing team has to switch the match ups mid game.  It just would have been better had the Sedins managed to capitalize in the later stages when they found themselves without that match up and began generating chances. of their own.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 02, 2011, 02:41:23 AM
maybe the sisters are saving it fort he prom ;) ...but the sedins are deffinately playing in their defensive zone a lot....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 02, 2011, 04:59:42 PM
Not too worried about the scoring.  The Canucks are in the 2nd round, and doing okay.  After a long (longer than it should have been) and hard fought series.  The Canucks would be up 2-0 if not for a lucky, late goal.  Then there would be no squaking.  Its not the Nucks don't know how to win low scoring games, they are the Jennings team, afterall.

The Sharks and Wings first two games ended 2-1 as well.  Where are Thornton, Heatley, Marleau, Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen?  Not lighting it up, thats for sure.

The playoffs are all about adjustments, matchups and shut downs. 

I'm confident the Canucks scorers will break through a little.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 02, 2011, 11:24:19 PM
Shouldnt you be on the golf course or something? You obviously didnt watch the game. Luongo was the only reason the Canucks were even in this game as the Preds totally dominated the play for the first 3 periods.

oh yes i OBVIOUSLY didnt watch the game?, why cause i have a different perception and my view differs from yours,lmao, were u in my living room with me watching it or watching me from outside the window?, i watched the game, i dont have to justify or qualify any of my statements to anyone, let alone you there ace....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 03, 2011, 10:24:43 AM
Word on the street says the lines will look like this tonight;

Burr - Hank - Danny
Higgins - Kes - MayRay
Torres - Lapiere - Hansen
Samuelsson - Hodgson - Glass

Juice - Hammer
Eddie - Ehrhoff
Ballard- Rome

Alberts and Oreo scratched
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 03, 2011, 01:55:14 PM
i heard that oreo and ballard were out and alberts and hodgson were in and china doll salo will be a gametime decision, guess we'll see, dont matter anyway, i say 3-1 PREDS....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 03, 2011, 02:29:12 PM
Here we go, Holmes is back to guess scores.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but I don't think you have guessed a single correct score on these boards.

Do you just keep guessing, thinking to yourself that you will hit it once, then be able to come on here and say, "SEE I GUESSED THE SCORE!!!!! lol Nucks suck...holmes"?

Is that really the payoff you are hoping for?  Like a blind dog that finally finds a bone.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 03, 2011, 03:58:05 PM
i got many rite this year, for both HAWKS games and crapnucks games, i dont know what the percentage is but who cares, its just something to do, all im really hoping for is to see a crapnuck free playoff every single year, there is no way in hell i could ever bring myself to cheering for the crapnucks, believe me ive tried, but it just dont work, even when they play det or any other team in our division and its all about points, i still cant do it, it makes me feel extremely dirty and i need to go have a shower,lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 03, 2011, 04:55:34 PM
(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss38/xxLuvBirdyxx/cool-story-bro.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on May 03, 2011, 06:03:45 PM
i got many rite this year, for both HAWKS games and crapnucks games, i dont know what the percentage is but who cares, its just something to do, all im really hoping for is to see a crapnuck free playoff every single year, there is no way in hell i could ever bring myself to cheering for the crapnucks, believe me ive tried, but it just dont work, even when they play det or any other team in our division and its all about points, i still cant do it, it makes me feel extremely dirty and i need to go have a shower,lol....holmes*

I believe this thread is about the playoffs, not about how often you need to take a shower..... ;D  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 03, 2011, 09:08:06 PM
as usual you have a great talent for pointing out the blatent obvious AF, way to go ur a genius, do you even know what hockey is?, thanks for settin me straight  once again, how could i surf the net without you, wish all of mankind could aspire to be like you eh, lmfao, what is this, your first post on this thread?,lol..youre a joke dude....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 03, 2011, 09:19:34 PM
as usual you have a great talent for pointing out the blatent obvious AF, way to go ur a genius, do you even know what hockey is?, thanks for settin me straight  once again, how could i surf the net without you, wish all of mankind could aspire to be like you eh, lmfao, what is this, your first post on this thread?,lol..youre a joke dude....holmes*

The only joke is you ACE!! Cancuks win 3-2 tonight and take a 2-1 lead in the series WOOHOO!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 03, 2011, 09:41:26 PM
ya good comeback, im so hurt ::) lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 03, 2011, 10:05:08 PM
ya good comeback, im so hurt ::) lol....holmes*

The greatest comeback is that the Cancuks beat your Hawks. Nothing more needs to be said.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on May 03, 2011, 10:18:16 PM
Another good game.  Good pressure on Rinne by the Canucks, and Kesler gets out of a goal drought. Ten more wins to go.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 03, 2011, 10:44:31 PM
The greatest comeback is that the Cancuks beat your Hawks. Nothing more needs to be said.

sure dude 1 outta 3 years, big deal, and you guys got extremely lucky to get past the HAWKS, it wasnt because of any huge amount of skill, how many cups do the crapnucks have again?, oh ya NONE, thats rite, nuff said,lol..and you wont be gettin one this year either, just gettin strung along to boost the economy and just when ya think youve got it, BOOM, see ya...hopes and dreams dashed in an instant...cant wait to see it happen, u know it will....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 04, 2011, 04:38:03 AM
good morning y'all  :P

 

Four hockey fans are mountain climbing. Each climber happens to be a rabid fan of a different NHL team. One from Ottawa, one from Chicago, one from Toronto and the other from Vancouver.

 As they climb higher and higher, they argue more and more about which of them is the most loyal to their particular hockey team. As they reach the summit, the climber from Ottawa takes a running leap and throws himself off the mountain, yelling, "This is for the Ottawa Senators!" Not wanting to be outdone, the climber from Toronto throws himself off the mountain, shouting, "This is for the Toronto Maple Leafs!" Seeing this, the Chicago Blackhawks fan walks to the edge and yells, "This is for hockey fans everywhere!" He then pushes the fan from Vancouver off the cliff... :D ..holmes*

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/169013_10150128581096427_534336426_8285257_8300547_s.jpg)

 


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on May 04, 2011, 07:52:00 AM
This joke is exactly the same as real life !! In order for Chicago to win they need to use a cheap shot from behind when the other player isn't looking !!!!


good morning y'all  :P

 

Four hockey fans are mountain climbing. Each climber happens to be a rabid fan of a different NHL team. One from Ottawa, one from Chicago, one from Toronto and the other from Vancouver.

 As they climb higher and higher, they argue more and more about which of them is the most loyal to their particular hockey team. As they reach the summit, the climber from Ottawa takes a running leap and throws himself off the mountain, yelling, "This is for the Ottawa Senators!" Not wanting to be outdone, the climber from Toronto throws himself off the mountain, shouting, "This is for the Toronto Maple Leafs!" Seeing this, the Chicago Blackhawks fan walks to the edge and yells, "This is for hockey fans everywhere!" He then pushes the fan from Vancouver off the cliff... :D ..holmes*

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/169013_10150128581096427_534336426_8285257_8300547_s.jpg)

 



Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 04, 2011, 09:43:31 AM
Good win, again dominated the play.  Took a late break to finally bury them.  No shots on goal for 17 minutes for the Preds.  Yeesh.  Rinne had to be really really good for the Preds to have a sniff.  Another weird late goal to keep them in it.

A Nuck win on Thursday should be enough to crush the heart of the Preds.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 04, 2011, 10:11:49 AM
On another note, how about the two deadline pick ups?

Higgins and Lapiere have been delivering the type of depth and impact that this time needed.

Early on it looked like we added Sanderson and Rucinksy again.  But now the dividends are being reaped by guys that have had some playoff experience.

Higgins was GREAT last night.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: DionJL on May 04, 2011, 11:02:24 AM
Higgins has been great all playoffs.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 04, 2011, 01:50:26 PM
It was his best game as a Canuck last night.  He has been good most of the playoffs.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on May 04, 2011, 05:55:51 PM
Another weird late goal to keep them in it.

It looks like that is what it will take for either team to win this series.  A fluke goal or a weak call by the ref...take your pick.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 05, 2011, 11:03:16 AM
holy crap damien, we agree on another thing,lol, :) ;)....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 05, 2011, 02:22:25 PM
Time for the Nucks to bear down.  They Nucks have played the most games in the NHL so far in the postseason.  And have logged the most miles.  They need to get some efficiency going.

Bury the Preds tonight and make them not want to take that flight to Vancouver.  It looks like the SJ-Det series is going to end sooner rather than later.  It will be crucial to bury these guys.

The Sedins have to get it going.  Henrik is clearly hurt, so a shorter series will allow some healing time.  Must be a groin, hip flexor or rib cage muscle.  I hope its something that is healable, and not needing surgery.  Trotz knows this and has the Weber-Suter tandem out there against the Kesler line.

If Hank put up the huge numbers last year without Daniel.  Why not rest Hank now and see if Danny can do something with a Raymond-Daniel-Burr line.  Or Higgins - Daniel - Burr.

This game is so fricken huge.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 05, 2011, 08:17:15 PM
Thank you Canucks for the birthday present WOOHOO!!! They are up 3 games to 1 and going back to Vancouver. How awesome is this!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 05, 2011, 08:37:32 PM
As our friend Chris is fond of saying, what a great team we have ! ;D Rolling, rolling, rolling
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 05, 2011, 08:55:21 PM
Good team win.

Lou looks like when he didn't lose a game on road for 3 months earliers in the year.

PK is good.
PP is good.

Team is relatively healthy, BURY THEM ON SATURDAY.


Workmanlike game again for the Nucks.

Didn't give up many (any?) odd man rushes.  Kept almost everything to outside, gave up NOTHING in front of the net time/space wise.  Punished the Preds that tried to plant themselves in front.

Outstanding PK as usual, despite giving up a goal. 

What a great all around team game.  Just stifling.  Much like the Canucks did to the rest of the NHL all year long.

Combine that with a rock solid Vezina candidate in net, there is not much to give to the Preds.

You gotta wonder why the Preds can't be a bit less one dimensional and play with the aggressive forecheck and D pinching game that they employ when they are behind, at more times throughout the game.  Shoot for the opening goal using that pressure attack.  Trotz only goes to that method late in the game, when trailing.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on May 07, 2011, 08:03:07 PM
So whats the chance of Canucks picking up Rinne ????
For the fifth time this series he is the better keeper by a mile!
I thought the Canucks played a great game once again and aren't rewarded......
Grrrrrr
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on May 07, 2011, 08:09:19 PM
As our friend Chris is fond of saying, what a great team we have ! ;D Rolling, rolling, rolling
You mean had. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 07, 2011, 08:23:46 PM
Wow are the Sedins completely out of sync.  Henrik must be really hurt, he simply cannot move out there.  Painfull to watch.  I think they were both -3 tonight.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 07, 2011, 08:43:33 PM
You mean had. ;D ;D ;D

The boys will regroup for Monday night ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 07, 2011, 10:17:26 PM
great game, even better result ;D ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 09, 2011, 08:13:30 PM
great game, even better result ;D ....holmes*

WOO HOO!! Canucks moving on to the Conference Finals!!!!! GO CANUCKS GO!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 09, 2011, 08:42:04 PM
The boys will regroup for Monday night ;D

I told you guys ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 09, 2011, 10:17:06 PM
Chicago's offense is better than Detroit's or San Jose's.

Nashville's defense is better than Detroit's or San Jose's.

Joel Ward, David Legwand and Smithson are the only forwards to score in the series.  The Nucks show why they are the Jennings winners.

The Canucks gave up 11 goals in winning the six game seriea against Nashville. The same Nashville that scored 22 goals in 7 games in eliminating Anaheim in 7 games in the first round.

Four of the 11 goals were scored on "shots" from behind the goal line. At least another four were given up on individual gaffes by Canuck D men.

Give credit where credit is due- the Canuck forwards- all of them- played an absolutely stifling defensive game which overcame the less than stellar goaltending, and the gaffes by the D. Which I am sure made AV happy, and largely explains the Canucks lack of offensive power in the series.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 10, 2011, 10:26:11 AM
2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - IF SAN JOSE ADVANCES
VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs SAN JOSE SHARKS

Sunday, May 15 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Wednesday, May 18 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Friday, May 20 at San Jose, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Sunday, May 22 at San Jose, 3:00 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
*Tuesday, May 24 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Thursday, May 26 at San Jose, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Saturday, May 28 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
 
2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - IF DETROIT ADVANCES
Sunday, May 15 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Wednesday, May 18 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Friday, May 20 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Sunday, May 22 at Detroit, 3:00 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
*Tuesday, May 24 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Thursday, May 26 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Saturday, May 28 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
 
-  * denotes if necessary

-  All Times Eastern

____________________________________________________________

All early starts to accomodate the Eastern time zones. :-\
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: noxcape on May 10, 2011, 09:10:19 PM
holy that may 22nd game time is noon our time wtf is up with that crap lol
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 10, 2011, 09:41:17 PM
vs SJ
3-0-1, Sedins combined for 11 pts

vs
Wings 2-0-2, Sedins combined for 13 pts
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 10, 2011, 11:59:38 PM
Count on the NHL to come up with a schedule like that.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on May 11, 2011, 06:49:24 PM
holy that may 22nd game time is noon our time wtf is up with that crap lol

I plan on watching that one, as well as the Friday night game, in the lodge at Roche Lake.  At least the boat ride over on Sunday will be in the daylight.  I may have to drive around for the Friday night game.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 12, 2011, 11:39:04 PM
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Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 12, 2011, 11:40:00 PM
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Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 13, 2011, 03:58:52 PM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/danceteck/storage/Sharks%20on%20Ice.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 15, 2011, 08:08:30 PM
Great start to the series. Canucks win WOOHOO!!! 9 wins down 7 more to go. GO CANUCKS GO!!!


This must make Chris and Holmes sick LOL
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 15, 2011, 10:04:05 PM
Canada's team is rolling, rolling, rolling. What a great team we have !
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 16, 2011, 03:23:49 AM
you bet it makes me sick, things were going great until the sharks decided to stop skating and give the crapnucks the momentum, wtf, all of a sudden the sharks looked super tired.....i love tho when lulongo plays the pucks, he should handle it more often,lol, bring on wednesday....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on May 16, 2011, 10:02:34 AM
you bet it makes me sick, things were going great until the sharks decided to stop skating and give the crapnucks the momentum, wtf, all of a sudden the sharks looked super tired.....i love tho when lulongo plays the pucks, he should handle it more often,lol, bring on wednesday....holmes*

lol I guess if you looked really really hard the Sharks might have had one or two good shifts..... other than that it was all Canucks !! the only momentum they had was from Lou's gift

It was a very one sided game and Niemi had to stand on his head to even keep it close....

which team are you going to jump on board with after the Sharks are finished Holmes ????

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 16, 2011, 11:10:56 AM

which team are you going to jump on board with after the Sharks are finished Holmes ????

TH

Haven't you figured that out by now ? ;D Whichever team the Canucks are facing in the finals................ ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 16, 2011, 11:18:37 AM
Yeah, it was the Sharks that stopped skating.  It had nothing to do with the Canucks delivering the body on every shift and grinding them down.  The Canucks top two lines nullified the Sharks top lines, and the Canucks 3rd line was absolutely fanstastic last night.  The three line wave kept the Sharks hemmed and forced them to make rush plays all over the ice.

A giveaway by Lou (which was also flukey on how it got through Lou, Joe shot it right into the goalie, and it had eyes to make it through)  and a 1 in a 100 tip in are all the Sharks could muster.

That Kesler/Thorton matchup is real fun to watch.

Next game is a big one.  ALMOST a must win for the Sharks.  They got swept by the Sharks last year in the WCF.  Let alone doubt must already be creeping in to the Sharks head after losing 4 of their last 5 games now.

If the Nucks keep up the physical play (which Detroit couldn't/don't do) I think they can begin to make the Sharks want to tuck their tails and go home.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Tex on May 16, 2011, 12:59:54 PM
Oh, this has been a SWEET year to be a Canucks fan... and it's almost June!!!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 17, 2011, 02:29:12 PM
Manny skated in full gear with the team today.  He does not have clearance for contact.  He has not taken/passed the league's mandated eye test.

I would venture a guess that says he will be back.  Game 6 or 7 needed.

The Canucks 4th line sees 4-5 minutes per game.  What a great way to break him in.  Then have him ready to take on 6-10 minutes in the finals.  The Canucks can then have essentially two "3rd lines".  Being able to roll 4 lines with quality centremen would be huge. Hank, Kes, Manny, Lappy, oh my.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 18, 2011, 03:49:33 PM
i say 4-3 SHARKS in OT tonite, on a much more exciting note, anyone see the game between beantown and tampon bay last nite?, now that was some exciting hockey to watch......holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 18, 2011, 04:34:50 PM
i say 4-3 SHARKS in OT tonite, on a much more exciting note, anyone see the game between beantown and tampon bay last nite?, now that was some exciting hockey to watch......holmes*

Not if your an ex-goalie. I hate those games.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 18, 2011, 04:41:13 PM
Not if your an ex-goalie. I hate those games.

lol, we agree on something BB....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 18, 2011, 04:50:52 PM
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Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 18, 2011, 04:53:44 PM
Clowe, Thornton and Heatley talking to the media about how much more physical they are going to be in this game. 

The Canucks are clearly concerned with the impending physicality as AV had inserted his goon into the lineup for tonight's game.  Jeff Tambelini is in tonight, Glass is out.

Canucks are 4-0-1 against the Sharts this year.  Its gotta be in their heads, how can they beat this great Canuck team?  The Canucks score more than us, they defend better than us.  They out hit us left and right and have much more team speed.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 18, 2011, 04:54:11 PM
(http://www3.telus.net/public/xereau/RyanClowne2011.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 18, 2011, 08:58:06 PM
(http://www3.telus.net/public/xereau/RyanClowne2011.jpg)

You have too much time on your hands. You need to go fishing.

PS I love it. :)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 18, 2011, 09:37:13 PM
i say 4-3 SHARKS in OT tonite, on a much more exciting note, anyone see the game between beantown and tampon bay last nite?, now that was some exciting hockey to watch......holmes*

Nice prediction LMFAO!!!! How about 7-3 Canucks WOOHOO!!! What a but kicking!! Oh and Eager can kiss my @$$!!!!

Niemi is a BUM!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 19, 2011, 12:11:04 AM
I didn`t realize how much fun it could be to watch an opponent lose their composure.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on May 19, 2011, 12:31:31 AM
funny how eager accuses bieksa of being a phoney by going after their star player and goating him into a scrap...pleeez!

first of all marleau is a bum who dropped his gloves first....second, what do you call hitting sedin from behind when he's away from the boards then accusing him of staging the hit? (in a game where the canucks basically dominated).

eager cost his team the game, but can't man up to it...what a pussy.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on May 19, 2011, 12:35:18 AM
i say 4-3 SHARKS in OT tonite, on a much more exciting note, anyone see the game between beantown and tampon bay last nite?, now that was some exciting hockey to watch......holmes*

dude you're like a homeless person with no bandwagon to jump on...shouldn't you be golfing right now?

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 19, 2011, 10:24:44 AM
Holmes.



(http://i.imgur.com/KqK2k.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 19, 2011, 11:15:33 AM
Holmes is running out of teams to cheer for ;)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on May 19, 2011, 11:26:54 AM
Anyone notice how the twins replaced the green men beside the penalty box?

This happened when Eiger got the boarding penalty.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/retrocactus/5735875618/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/retrocactus/5735875618/)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 19, 2011, 12:57:10 PM
Don't blame Eager wanting to go to the penalty box. ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 19, 2011, 11:00:54 PM
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Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 20, 2011, 10:46:05 PM
4-3 sharks tonite, rite on my prediction ;D ....apparently that girl was kicked out and banned and she also got fired from her job, yikes, whats the big deal anyway?.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 21, 2011, 12:47:33 AM
Well, that was a weird one....too many story lines to pick from.

PP, mostly good.
PK, mostly bad.
The 4th line changes, wtf.
Lou, the good and the bad.
Niemi, the mostly good.
The officiating, wtf.  Worst game, for and against I have seen in a while.
The almost comeback, fun to watch Mcllelan and Jumbo looking so nervous.  Worth tuning in for in and of itself.
Canucks depth on the D to come to the aid via w/Ballard and Alberts?

If that was the best Sharks game, and a poor Nucks game that ended with a 1 goal differential, I'll take it.

Game 4 will be a doozy of a nooner.

GO CANUCKS GO.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on May 21, 2011, 11:50:28 AM
Well, that was a weird one....too many story lines to pick from.

PP, mostly good.
PK, mostly bad.
The 4th line changes, wtf.
Lou, the good and the bad.
Niemi, the mostly good.
The officiating, wtf.  Worst game, for and against I have seen in a while.
The almost comeback, fun to watch Mcllelan and Jumbo looking so nervous.  Worth tuning in for in and of itself.
Canucks depth on the D to come to the aid via w/Ballard and Alberts?

If that was the best Sharks game, and a poor Nucks game that ended with a 1 goal differential, I'll take it.

Game 4 will be a doozy of a nooner.

GO CANUCKS GO.

great assessment.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 22, 2011, 01:56:48 PM
Record setting three goals in quick fashion.

Sharks are up against it.  Need to score at least 3 in the 3rd to force OT.

Against the Jennings winning team.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 22, 2011, 02:13:38 PM
What a great team we have  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 22, 2011, 03:03:51 PM
CANUCKS WIN WOO HOO!!! 1 game away from the Finals!!!! How do you like that Holmes LOL

This must be killing you Chris ;) Everyone around you is cheering for the Canucks as everyone has Canucks fever
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on May 22, 2011, 03:08:53 PM
CANUCKS WIN WOO HOO!!! 1 game away from the Finals!!!! How do you like that Holmes LOL

This must be killing you Chris ;) Everyone around you is cheering for the Canucks as everyone has Canucks fever
Just waiting for next season. ;D ;D ::)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 22, 2011, 06:32:40 PM
If the Canucks had that PP in game 3, this series is over. But I guess we'll have to take a 3-1 series lead.

How about the number of Nuck fans in SJ? Very audible in that loud building.

Boarderline hit by Torres, but a chance to put a lick in on their best player, I like that he took it. No different than McGinn on Sedin, but at least Torres did it without taking a penaly. Joe coiuld have a shoulder injury, but you gotta think he'll play.

How about that D depth, something that no other team in the league could roll out.

An absolute abomination of officiating. Great job by the Canucks coaching staff to make adjustments on the PK. Changed their box formation, and rotations, completely befuddled the Sharks PP.

Tuesday is going to be electric in Vancity.

GO CANUCKS GO.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 22, 2011, 07:58:07 PM
Just waiting for next season. ;D ;D ::)

Been waiting since 1967 ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 23, 2011, 12:49:05 AM
yikes, dont think the sharks are gettin through this round, my next wagon will either be boston or tampa i guess ;D ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 23, 2011, 11:36:57 AM
It must be tiring being you on a daily basis. If you want to talk hockey, go ahead.  Although I doubt you can.

You're not remotely funny, you are not witty, you aren't even insightful in your attempted jabbing, its not even trash talk.  Its just utter fluff.  You continue to embarass yourself not just by your attempted predictions but that you add absolutely nothing to any thread you type in.  You just vomit green bile in the form of internet blabber, no substance. 

Grow up.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on May 23, 2011, 12:14:54 PM
It must be tiring being you on a daily basis. If you want to talk hockey, go ahead.  Although I doubt you can.

You're not remotely funny, you are not witty, you aren't even insightful in your attempted jabbing, its not even trash talk.  Its just utter fluff.  You continue to embarass yourself not just by your attempted predictions but that you add absolutely nothing to any thread you type in.  You just vomit green bile in the form of internet blabber, no substance. 

Grow up.



I think you're being a little hard on him......   On the other hand his typing skills are pretty good for a 2 year old.  :D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 23, 2011, 02:36:59 PM
Anyhoo, back to real hockey talk I posted something on the globe and mail forum, where I spend most of my hockey chat.  I feel bad for Jumbo Joe getting carved up by the media.

Its too bad for him.  I liken him to Henrik, only bigger.

Both slow the pace of the game, control the puck, allow the defender to initiate contact, spin off, protect the puck, make plays/passes on the back hand better than pretty much anyone else in the game.

The difference?

Hank has Daniel that shoots with a high percentage and can play catch better than anyone Joe has.  Further, Hank has a relentless, tireless, gutsy, puck pursuit player in Burrows retrieving broken play pucks and posting up in the slot, stick down, ready for the invetible tape to tape pass.  And can finish and help make room out there.

Joe has guys with no heart, no desire, no will to sacrifice, cycling through on his flanks.  Too bad, he is a good player, but can only do much as he doesn't have the speed or shot to dominate a game on his own.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 23, 2011, 05:07:03 PM
It must be tiring being you on a daily basis. If you want to talk hockey, go ahead.  Although I doubt you can.

You're not remotely funny, you are not witty, you aren't even insightful in your attempted jabbing, its not even trash talk.  Its just utter fluff.  You continue to embarass yourself not just by your attempted predictions but that you add absolutely nothing to any thread you type in.  You just vomit green bile in the form of internet blabber, no substance. 

Grow up.



I agree. Nothing insightful at all. At this point in the post season their is nothing bad you can say about the Canucks.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 23, 2011, 10:48:38 PM
oh please, save your condescending attitudes for someone else, you can step down from your high horses anytime ladies, and the only ones embarrassing themselves are the ones kidding themselves that they are the next jim hughson with your crapnucks biased so called analysis,  if its not brown nosing each other and and your constant crapnuck lovefests then its just internet blabber?, you girls make me laugh my arse off, we'll just see who wins in the final, highly doubt it will be the crapnucks, what would you clowns like me to do, just jump aboard your crapnuck loveboat and throw on a skirt and become a cheer leader like everyone else?, not gonna happen, and yer certainly not going to drive me away, by some of the comments, its just furthering my understanding about the typical crapnuck fans, all good when yer winning and in everyones face, but god forbid you're losing, you all hide like scared little mice when the cats around, call for the team to be dismantled, and blame  it all on the refs, LMFAO, like i said, typical, and not just typical for the internet,everyday life as well, crapnuck fans are the worst fans in the nhl, period.....i can talk hockey all day long, but whats the point when the majority of the crapnuck fans around here see through rose coloured glasses...i really could care less about your opinions of me ::)  .....holmes*

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj61/sorellio/stuff/clown.jpg)

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 23, 2011, 10:59:12 PM
Your latest adopted team the Sharks will soon be joining your other adopted teams in Chicago and Nashville on the golf course.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 23, 2011, 11:51:40 PM
no doubt FA, and most likely it appears i'll be on the beantown wagon, which doesn't thrill me, but there's no chance in hell i'll jump aboard the crapnuck lovefest wagon,lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 24, 2011, 12:10:59 AM
no doubt FA, and most likely it appears i'll be on the beantown wagon, which doesn't thrill me, but there's no chance in hell i'll jump aboard the crapnuck lovefest wagon,lol....holmes*

We are all Canucks, even you Holmes. :D There's still room for you on the Canuck bandwagon.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 24, 2011, 01:53:53 AM
thank you for the offer kind sir but i will respectfully decline with thanks and hop aboard the east wagon, unless of course the sharks can somehow mount a comeback, at this point it's likely they will just be mounted,lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: NiceFish on May 24, 2011, 07:11:33 AM
I don't really care about what team you cheer for Holmes but I've never really seen some fool cheer against one team at all costs. In previous years in the playoffs, once the Canucks were out, I just enjoyed the ride and the hockey the rest of the way. YES I hated Chicago the past few years but I never went off about how much they suck / hope they lose, I just enjoyed the games.

Did Pavel Bure not sign your jersey or something?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 24, 2011, 07:27:06 AM
Where does all this hate come from? I am a HUGE Denver Broncos fan even have tattoos of their logo. The team I hate the most of any pro franchise is the Oakland Raiders. I hate them with a passion but not to the extent you do for the Canucks. I wouldnt want to hold that much hate for anything. You sound like those guys at a Dodgers game a few weeks ago. Two guys nearly beat to death a Giants fan for wearing a Giants jersey in Dodgers stadium. How anyone could nearly beat someone to death for liking another team is just psycho.

Once the Craphawks beat the Canucks last year I didnt care who won the Stanley Cup. I just enjoyed some good hockey. I wasnt cheering against any team at that point.

I dont know how anyone can live here and hate the local team so much. Are you a Bears fan as well? Cubs/White Sox? Bulls?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 24, 2011, 11:13:38 AM
I heard rumours that our dear friend Chris is wearing a Canuck hat these days. ;)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 24, 2011, 12:19:35 PM
yes BB bear, cubbies and HAWKS, not the bulls tho, i hate the crupnucks like i hate green bay.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 24, 2011, 01:46:45 PM
HUGE Nucks fan and never waver from than even if things are going wrong, I'm also a Luongo fan(not many of us out there..) so I get it hard twice as hard when the Nucks lose.

Out of all the Goalies in the NHL...I still would take Luongo hands down over any of the others and then Schneids, as a past goalie I just like their styles.

BB....if NFL starts up again I'll be sporting a Broncos jersey as well. I never was a Denver fan but they drafted a player a couple years ago that I think could turn things around. You probably won't agree with the player but when a guy goes up in front of the media crying after a huge Gator loss and promising and vowing to play harder to make sure it never happens again and then go out and win a national championship, that's a Gamer!!
 

The only problem I have with Tebow is that they could have taken him a round later in the draft and picked a defensive player instead. They have never had a serious problem on offense in the last several years. Its their defense that has gone down hill. I am very happy with their 2nd overall pick Von Miller. The guy is a beast and will compliment a healthy Elvis Dumervil. The QB position is up in the air for the start of the season ( hopefully they play ) Orton and Tebow will fight it out.

Being a Luongo supporter in Vancouver is a tough gig. I get abused for it all the time. All the haters have nothing to say when he is good but if he allows one bad goal they are out in full force. Guess they dont remember Dan Cloutier.........
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 24, 2011, 02:33:43 PM
oh please, save your condescending attitudes for someone else, you can step down from your high horses anytime ladies, and the only ones embarrassing themselves are the ones kidding themselves that they are the next jim hughson with your crapnucks biased so called analysis,

Huh?  So we should be like you and not analyze or comment on games involving the team that we are interested in?  Just sit on our hands, perhaps say team X sucks, team Y rules, and leave it at that?


if its not brown nosing each other and and your constant crapnuck lovefests then its just internet blabber?

Sorry we as fans tend to cheer for our team when they are doing well.  


you girls make me laugh my arse off, we'll just see who wins in the final, highly doubt it will be the crapnucks, what would you clowns like me to do, just jump aboard your crapnuck loveboat and throw on a skirt and become a cheer leader like everyone else?, not gonna happen,

No one asked you to jump on our 'loveboat', nor does anyone want you to be a Canuck fan.  The bandwagon is already full.  

and yer certainly not going to drive me away, by some of the comments,

No one is trying to drive you away.  Just suggesting that you offer SOMETHING in the way of debate.  Instead of just "Crapnucks suck, I predict X score".  NO ONE GIVES A FLYING FVCK ABOUT YOUR PREDICTIONS, blind dogs a bone once in a while.

its just furthering my understanding about the typical crapnuck fans, all good when yer winning and in everyones face, but god forbid you're losing, you all hide like scared little mice when the cats around, call for the team to be dismantled, and blame  it all on the refs, LMFAO, like i said, typical, and not just typical for the internet,everyday life as well, crapnuck fans are the worst fans in the nhl, period.....

Okay, let me get this straight, the Canuck fans cheer when they win, and whine and complain when they lose.  Sorry, thats what fans do.

i can talk hockey all day long,

We would like nothing more.

but whats the point when the majority of the crapnuck fans around here see through rose coloured glasses

Then leave, perhaps?  Why post here if you feel like "what's the point?".  We get it, you hate the Canucks and their Fans.  Trust me, we get it, and thats great.  You don't have to repeat it every day.

...i really could care less about your opinions of me   .....holmes*

Thats great, Champ.







Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on May 24, 2011, 06:12:31 PM
all i know is, i've been watching the canucks since 1980 when i was old enough to truly appreciate the game...back then the canucks were a team that others preyed upon to gain points in the regular season....yet i never waivered because they were vancouver's team....through thick and thin i stuck with them...to me that's what it means to be a true fan.

all those past champions deserved their status, but other than trash talk during competition, i don't ever recall putting down a team just because they were better than the canucks....that's what i call respect.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 24, 2011, 10:02:59 PM
Stanley, here we come ! 4 more to go.. :) :)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on May 24, 2011, 10:06:21 PM
Stanley, here we come ! 4 more to go.. :) :)
Congratulations to you and your team. ::) :o ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 24, 2011, 10:18:46 PM
Four wins to go.

GO CANUCKS GO
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 24, 2011, 10:33:23 PM
Congratulations to you and your team. ::) :o ;D

Come along for the ride Chris. You know you want to :)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on May 24, 2011, 10:34:04 PM
Beat the Hawks in 7, the Preds in 6, and the Sharks in 5.  Hmmmm.  :o
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 24, 2011, 11:30:24 PM
At least the Jim Hughson knew the puck went up in the air and Bieksa shot it into the net:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgVvlnAz9hA

Versus play-by-play is way goofier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp29-TggOps

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 24, 2011, 11:57:31 PM
WOO FEAKIN HOO!!!! How do you like that!!! Canucks going to the FINALS!!!

Luongo the star of tonights game. The guy stood on his head tonight ( actually the last two games ) Sharks had double the shots of the Canucks in the last two games. When it mattered most Luongo was on top of his game.

Lightning? Bruins? I would rather see them face the Lightning. Bruins could shut the Canucks down more like the Preds and it would be a hard fought series.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 25, 2011, 12:52:40 AM
Domo arigato, Mister Roberto!



(http://link.trekcubed.com/obamakickovercanucks.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Stratocaster on May 25, 2011, 12:56:34 AM
I thought this board was for fans of teams that are still playing in the playoffs?  Holmes, when this thread first started, I thought you were just a passionate Hawks fan trashtalking on this board for fun like it should be.  But now I get a sense that you are truly bitter about the success that Canucks are having.  As much as I hated the Hawks for beating us last year and the year before,  I acknowledged that they were the better team and did not say or do anything to diminish their accomplishments.  Cheering for a team you hate almost as much just to spite us Canuck fans is just plain pathetic.  Give it a rest man.  
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on May 25, 2011, 10:24:37 AM
congratulation to all canuck fans. a great effort last night and well deserved to play in Lord Stanley's Cup.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on May 25, 2011, 11:42:03 AM
oh please, save your condescending attitudes for someone else, you can step down from your high horses anytime ladies, and the only ones embarrassing themselves are the ones kidding themselves that they are the next jim hughson with your crapnucks biased so called analysis,  if its not brown nosing each other and and your constant crapnuck lovefests then its just internet blabber?, you girls make me laugh my arse off, we'll just see who wins in the final, highly doubt it will be the crapnucks, what would you clowns like me to do, just jump aboard your crapnuck loveboat and throw on a skirt and become a cheer leader like everyone else?, not gonna happen, and yer certainly not going to drive me away, by some of the comments, its just furthering my understanding about the typical crapnuck fans, all good when yer winning and in everyones face, but god forbid you're losing, you all hide like scared little mice when the cats around, call for the team to be dismantled, and blame  it all on the refs, LMFAO, like i said, typical, and not just typical for the internet,everyday life as well, crapnuck fans are the worst fans in the nhl, period.....i can talk hockey all day long, but whats the point when the majority of the crapnuck fans around here see through rose coloured glasses...i really could care less about your opinions of me ::)  .....holmes*


no one is asking you to jump on the bandwagon, they're just asking you to show a little respect and maybe demonstrate some class.... don't you watch the game?  ???  seriously dude,  if you haven't noticed even the most rivaled team will always line up and shake hands at the end of their series.

you've crossed the line...now you're just making yourself look like a bantering fool.... you should take a page out of Chris and Rhino's play book.




Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 25, 2011, 01:20:16 PM
(http://www.theprovince.com/sports/4617396.bin?size=620x400)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 26, 2011, 09:49:18 AM
I found an old Yahoo chat from the early beginnings of the internet.

Here are some posts on a message board from....you guess it.  During the 1994 run.

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.sports.hockey.nhl.vanc-canucks/topics?start=57850&sa=N
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 26, 2011, 11:49:13 AM
Wednesday, June 1  Stanley Cup finals Game 1: Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 4  Stanley Cup finals Game 2: Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET

Monday, June 6 Stanley Cup finals Game 3: Vancouver at Boston or Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 8 Stanley Cup finals Game 4: Vancouver at Boston or Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET

Friday, June 10 Stanley Cup finals Game 5 (if necessary): Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET

Monday, June 13 Stanley Cup finals Game 6 (if necessary): Vancouver at Boston or Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 15 Stanley Cup finals Game 7 (if necessary): Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 26, 2011, 03:29:22 PM
Sharks injury list was released;

From WTC:

Annual post-playoff injury list: Demers, Nichol, Heatley, Clowe, Boyle, Couture, Pavelski, Thornton
POSTED BY DAVID POLLAK ON MAY 26TH, 2011 AT 1:04 PM | CATEGORIZED AS GENERAL, HOCKEY, NHL, SHARKS, SPORTS

Playoffs over, here’s the annual injury report –though both players and coach Todd McLellan were a little vague as to when some of the damage actually occurred.

And we’ll start with some that weren’t in general circulation before now and work our way to Joe Thornton.

1. Jason Demers — right ankle, high sprain from Game 7 of Detroit series. Despite what was said during the Vancouver series he never was 100 percent good to go, mostly from a conditioning standpoint, but felt he might have been fully back for a sixth game in the Western Conference finals.

2. Scott Nichol — serious laceration above his knee requiring 20 stitches after being cut by Raffi Torres’s skate blade in Game 2. Nichol said there was no way he could have played in Game 3, and when the newly constructed fourth line had success after that, he totally understood the coaching staff’s decision to keep things as they were.

3. Dany Heatley — A broken left hand during the season and a high-ankle injury suffered during Game 3 of the Vancouver series.

4. Ryane Clowe — Shoulder separation, similar to Joe Thornton’s. Going to meet with medical staff today to find out if surgery required, likely three to four months of rehab needed. Clowe said only that it occurred in the Detroit series — even when asked directly if it resulted from that major hit by Nicklas Kronwall. Players said Clowe was so badly hurt he needed help getting his jersey on. “The toughest part was starting the game, but once the adrenaline got going, you start to think about other things,” Clowe said. And he thought that the secrecy worked, because Ryan Kesler kept asking him how his concussion was doing.


5. Dan Boyle — A damaged MCL in his left knee from a March 17 game against the Minnesota Wild, where he went down awkwardly along the end boards. Knee will have to be scoped to see if further surgery is required.

6. Logan Couture — Broken nose suffered when he collided with Clowe in Game 3 of the Vancouver series.

7. Joe Pavelski — Bothered by an ankle problem. He missed eight games from late December through early January with a lower body injury, but no confirmation that was the same issue.

8. Joe Thornton — Surgery scheduled today to reattach the tip of the little finger that was damaged late in the regular season after a slash from Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas. Trying to play through that forced him to adjust his grip on the stick and that created a wrist problem, too. The shoulder separation in Game 4 of the Vancouver series? They’re going to wait till the swelling goes down over the next two weeks before determining if surgery is necessary.



Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 26, 2011, 07:23:24 PM
Always interesting to see what injuries the players have been playing worth. You can never have enough depth. Stanley Cup is far and away the toughest championship to win.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 27, 2011, 12:00:51 AM
After the loss Anti Niemi was overheard mumbling the words "Joten tämä on, miltä tuntui olla Luongo viime vuonna" which translate to "So this is how it felt to be Luongo last year"

From the Chicago Tribune Sports section
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on May 27, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
This is exacty the match up i wanted Vancouver vs Boston. I have a deep dislike for the Bruins. I hope Vancouver delivers a good old fashion butt kicking! GO CANUCKS! :o :o :o...did I just say that?? :o ;D ;D

Should be a great hockey none the less.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on May 27, 2011, 09:03:08 PM
This is exacty the match up i wanted Vancouver vs Boston. I have a deep dislike for the Bruins. I hope Vancouver delivers a good old fashion butt kicking! GO CANUCKS! :o :o :o...did I just say that?? :o ;D ;D

Should be a great hockey none the less.



It's OK Rhino. Welcome aboard the bandwagon. We are all Canucks. I too have a dislike for the Bruins.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on May 27, 2011, 11:46:47 PM
brad marchand is a little weasel who likes to taunt players from behind his team mates or while on the bench.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: k.c. on May 28, 2011, 06:34:55 AM
It's been 17 long years and i can't wait until Wednesday and even more saturday when i can join the masses of fans downtown. This makes all the lowpoints worth it and proves that you can never give up and hard work pays off. :)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on May 28, 2011, 07:47:44 AM
http://www.bostonpizza.com/en/Default.aspx (http://www.bostonpizza.com/en/Default.aspx)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 28, 2011, 03:06:54 PM
According to Alain Vigneault, Manny Malhotra has been officially cleared to play!


BotchonCanucks
AV: manny has been officially cleared to play. See you in Game 1.

VanCanucks
Manny Malhotra has been officially cleared to play, said coach Alain Vigneault. #bringithome

sportsnetmurph
AV - "Manny has been officially cleared to play. He's on a day to day basis." Will he play WED? "We don't discuss line-ups."

BenKuzma
Vigneault: "Manny cleared to play on a day-to-day basis. Phenomenal (to be) at this point." Won't confirm Malhotra playing Game 1 of final.
Vigneault: "We wouldn't put Manny in any situation that wasn't right."
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 30, 2011, 12:13:54 PM
(http://www.meyeuniverse.com/otherimages/Canucks_Bruins2011_AE01_640.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Labman55 on May 30, 2011, 08:13:03 PM
It's OK Rhino. Welcome aboard the bandwagon. We are all Canucks. I too have a dislike for the Bruins.
Haven't liked them since the BOBBY ORR days, course I was only little then!  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on May 30, 2011, 11:41:58 PM
hey here is a little known fact, peter chiarelli gm for boston and mike gillis gm for crapnucks are good friends, they went to university together back in a$$tario and were both agents or something when they first came into the nhl..anyway lets just say that i KNOW they fish together i wonder what their wager between each other is on the series,lol...holmes*

btw im on the beantown bus and say bears in 6
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on May 31, 2011, 08:46:59 AM
Lots of Canuck swag floating around in Moncton NB.  I'm out here until Thursday, everywhere I go with my Canuck shirt I get hollers of support.  "GO CANUCKS!, GO GET EM VANCOUVER!", "We're cheering for you out here!".  Great feeling.

DROP THE PUCK!!!!

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on May 31, 2011, 05:48:17 PM
hey here is a little known fact, peter chiarelli gm for boston and mike gillis gm for crapnucks are good friends, they went to university together back in a$$tario and were both agents or something when they first came into the nhl..anyway lets just say that i KNOW they fish together i wonder what their wager between each other is on the series,lol...holmes*

btw im on the beantown bus and say bears in 6

You have been wrong about everything so far this playoffs so lets hope that trend continues....
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Every Day on May 31, 2011, 07:34:10 PM
Well I hate Boston since they eliminated Tampa Bay and will not be cheering for them.
On that note I still don't like the Canucks so I'm quite indifferent.
In most cases I would be rockin' the opposing team's (Boston's) T-shirt to piss people off but I cant bring myself to do that this series  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on May 31, 2011, 09:10:58 PM
My honest opinion is that vancouver will send them home in 5.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 01, 2011, 09:21:54 AM
(http://www.lakecityquietpills.com/photo/multihost/images/13360848562106016420.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 01, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KCiaoXFuOKc/TeKe41u5wkI/AAAAAAAAEDc/mOkp4vOv5Ok/CanucksShirt_Logo.png)

i say 5-2 for the bears tonite ;D ...........holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on June 01, 2011, 04:55:56 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KCiaoXFuOKc/TeKe41u5wkI/AAAAAAAAEDc/mOkp4vOv5Ok/CanucksShirt_Logo.png)

i say 5-2 for the bears tonite ;D ...........holmes*
I think you will be disappointed again. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 01, 2011, 08:07:14 PM
Holy Smokes!  What a great finish.  3 More to Go!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 01, 2011, 08:18:26 PM
I think you will be disappointed again. ;D ;D ;D

Glad to see you on the Canucks bandwagon. :)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 01, 2011, 08:24:51 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KCiaoXFuOKc/TeKe41u5wkI/AAAAAAAAEDc/mOkp4vOv5Ok/CanucksShirt_Logo.png)

i say 5-2 for the bears tonite ;D ...........holmes*

You are wrong on every night. Sure makes things easy to pick on you LOL

Only 3 more to go WOOHOO!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 01, 2011, 10:05:30 PM
The Canucks speed and transition game was on full display tonight. 

The Bruins can't hang with the Canucks up tempo style and game so many odd man rushes.

I would guess Alberts would be in if Hammer can't go on Saturday.  Nucks could use his size in front against Chara.

Today was a good day.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 01, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
lol, ya i was way off the mark on that one, with about 7 mins left all of a sudden beantown just started standing around and watching the crapnucks skate, i dont think both teams played up to their potential, except for the goalies of course and this has the makings of a rough and tuff hard hitting series, good ol Canadian style smash mouth hockey, i enjoyed the game, just not the outcome.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 02, 2011, 12:29:55 AM
You will enjoy Saturday's game even less when the Cupnucks take a 2-0 series lead. ;)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 02, 2011, 01:42:30 AM
na, boston will take it....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 02, 2011, 06:21:23 AM
holmes is that you in this video???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxu2-Ts4AWM&feature=player_embedded#at=158 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxu2-Ts4AWM&feature=player_embedded#at=158)

careful the language gets a little raunchy...
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: DavidD on June 02, 2011, 07:22:12 AM
Quote
holmes is that you in this video???

Couldn't be - this guy came to his senses at the end... ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 02, 2011, 12:13:47 PM
(http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01281/burrows-bite_1281837gm-t.jpg)

Can we agree that we can see 4 fingers that aren't in Burr's mouth?

This pic, and the video, shows Bergeron's thumb in or around Burr's mouth.  What 'finger' was Bergeron waving at the Ref?  His index finger, right?

So, Bergeron is the whining little bitch in this situation.

A non issue, and Burr is officially NOT suspended.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 02, 2011, 01:11:25 PM
Cry babies.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 02, 2011, 01:29:20 PM
hahaha, no not i, i would never wear a bruins jersey, ive seen that video posted on every forum, pretty funny and if someone put their finger in my mouth when my arms and hands are being held my honest natural reaction would be to do whatever it took to get the damn thing outta my mouth, i hate burrows, but i seriously dont blame him if he did bite him, biting isnt rite, but whats the guy supposed to do, just like the HAWKS last year, speed kills, the way the nhl rules are nowadays, i think its better to have speed over size, speed causes penalties and scoring chances, if yer constantly blowing past guys, then its pretty difficult to play the grind and wear down game, with that said, kesler did say after the game that it was a pretty hard grind along the boards and he really didnt want to see it go to OT....i look to see boston try and slow down the pace of the next game and play a little more dump and chase grinding road win, i cant see boston keeping up with the run and gun....so there ya go guys, an actual objective assessment from me,lol..  ;D ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 03, 2011, 10:25:11 AM
Savard bit Carcillo two years ago.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 03, 2011, 11:07:15 AM
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/psyonic1/Boston-Bruins-Homepage.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 04, 2011, 03:13:29 PM
Apparently the allegations of Burrows biting Bergeron's finger have been slightly exaggerated....

(http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee338/alwaysfishn/monty-python-black-knight.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 04, 2011, 08:04:57 PM
Canucks win, Canucks win !!!!!!!!!!!  What a great team we have.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on June 04, 2011, 08:29:42 PM
Canucks win, Canucks win !!!!!!!!!!!  What a great team we have.
Stop stealing our line. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 04, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
Burrows took a really, really big bite out of all the Bruins tonight!  ;D

2 goals and an assist.....   wow!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 04, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
Calling on Holmes, calling on Holmes!!! LMAO!!

How you doing Holmes? You must be loving the success of the Canucks

2 games to 0 Canucks. Only 4 teams out of 46 after being down 2 games to 0 have come back. Its DESTINY!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 04, 2011, 09:30:53 PM
Stop stealing our line. ;D ;D ;D

Stanley will be coming to Vancouver in the next 2 weeks. Toronto Make Beliefs - Cupless since 1967 !
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 05, 2011, 01:00:44 AM
yep u guys are capitalizing on all the lucky bounces yer getting, yikes, ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 05, 2011, 10:33:24 AM
lol @ lucky bounces.


(http://i53.tinypic.com/2ib128j.gif)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 05, 2011, 10:51:10 AM
yep u guys are capitalizing on all the lucky bounces yer getting, yikes, ....holmes*

Is that the best you can come up with ?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 05, 2011, 12:09:40 PM
yep u guys are capitalizing on all the lucky bounces yer getting, yikes, ....holmes*

The only reason the Hawks won the cup last year was PURE LUCK!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 05, 2011, 12:29:13 PM
hey man it takes luck to win cups, capitalizing on the lucky breaks ya get is how cups are won these days, especially with so much parity in the league.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 06, 2011, 11:04:00 PM
Well the whole team stunk tonight. I had a bad feeling before the game started that tonight was their night to lay a stinker down. Well that gut feeling was right. OK now that the stinker is out of the way GO GET EM!!! Up 2 games to 1, win it at home!! GO CANUCKS GO!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 06, 2011, 11:24:21 PM
Yes, that is just what we needed... to give the Bruins a cause to rally behind.  They certainly did not seem to be interested in winning the cup before Horton went down.  Now we have a series battle on our hands.  Push back in Game 4 boys.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 06, 2011, 11:51:55 PM
No need to panic. Nobody predicted a sweep.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 07, 2011, 07:55:35 AM
pfffftttttt, can u say destroyed,LMFAO......holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 07, 2011, 08:28:02 AM
As was stated by Bieksa last night, "It's not the biggest cumulative score that wins the Stanley cup, it's the first team to win 4 games."

Last time I checked Vancouver led the series 2-1.... 
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 07, 2011, 09:02:25 AM
really AF ::), we'll see after wednesday, should be all tied up 2-2......holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 07, 2011, 09:11:21 AM
really AF ::), we'll see after wednesday, should be all tied up 2-2......holmes*

That's what I love about playoff hockey... anything can happen!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 07, 2011, 09:51:43 AM
rome just got 4 games....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 07, 2011, 10:07:06 AM
rome just got 4 games....holmes*

Apparently Horton got 4 games as well....  not a bad trade.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 07, 2011, 10:16:07 AM
Yup the team had some breakdowns last night..... but isn't the " Best Goalie In The World " supposed to make big saves when they need him ? overall stats last night shots on goal 41-38 Canucks.... scoring chances 17-14 Canucks .......... really makes you wonder .... the only time Luongo looks Ok is when the team is airtight in front of him.. games like this just reaffirm my belief that Lou just isn't as good as everyone thinks... Just Sayin
TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 07, 2011, 10:42:27 AM
Apparently Horton got 4 games as well....  not a bad trade.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 07, 2011, 11:09:55 AM
na i wouldnt rub that in 8-1 says it all doesnt it?,lol, i stopped cheering when it was 4-0, i figured by then it was going to be a route, ya had to imagine boston would come out with a game like that and lulongoal was due to have a stinker, he probably just let all his stinker goals in for the series in one game, he'll probably be stellar for the rest of the series, i truely think beantown will come out on fire again on wednesday, should be another tite affair and i look for a 1 goal game again, maybe a 2 goal game with an empty netter, in favour of the bears of course,lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 07, 2011, 11:16:58 AM
Wow Holmes....respect!!! Thought for sure you'd rub that in.

Ahh yes...Luongo haters emerge, it's all his fault!! I still take Luongo over Thomas anyday. I like Thomas's never give up attitude but that flopping style is easily exposed for a good shooting team, the Canucks tend to make goalies look good by shooting directly at the goalie.

Never been a Coach V fan and to see him mess with the PP combos like that and leave Luongo in just cements my thoughts of him. At one point the Canucks could have made it respectable but it just seemed that they wanted to forget the game and wait till the next.  It's so embarrassing losing that way and to hide that by saying "A loss is a loss" is BS!! I sure hope they realize how brutal they were and come out with anger next game.

Relax people....this wasn't going to be a sweep even though I myself thought it, it just would have been a dream ending to win it all in Boston.




It's got nothing to do with hating Luongo, I just believe he is extremely overated !! stats don't lie !! Canucks had more scoring chances than Boston and they lost 8-1
that is what we call basic math !! and in the end Thomas is the only reason Boston is in the finals ... watch the first period again ... Vancouver was all over the Bruins and had at least 5 great scoring chances while Boston was running around in their own end, Thomas made huge saves and kept his team in it.... fast forward to the second, Canucks are running around and Lou could't stop a beach ball..... add it all up and it's pretty easy to see that even though Canucks will win this series Thomas is a much better goalie than Lou

and as for you A.V comment, he stated that he asked Luongo if he wanted out of the game and he told A.V. that he wanted to stay in the game

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 07, 2011, 11:31:36 AM
Wow Holmes....respect!!! Thought for sure you'd rub that in.

Ahh yes...Luongo haters emerge, it's all his fault!! I still take Luongo over Thomas anyday. I like Thomas's never give up attitude but that flopping style is easily exposed for a good shooting team, the Canucks tend to make goalies look good by shooting directly at the goalie.

Never been a Coach V fan and to see him mess with the PP combos like that and leave Luongo in just cements my thoughts of him. At one point the Canucks could have made it respectable but it just seemed that they wanted to forget the game and wait till the next.  It's so embarrassing losing that way and to hide that by saying "A loss is a loss" is BS!! I sure hope they realize how brutal they were and come out with anger next game.

Relax people....this wasn't going to be a sweep even though I myself thought it, it just would have been a dream ending to win it all in Boston.


I heard the Luongo interview after the game and he indicated that AV had asked him if he wanted to come out after goal #5 and Luongo said he refused. He said something about, he got the team there, so he didn't want to leave the crease..

I think that shows character and team spirit and I respect Luongo more for it. I believe Thomas is the better goalie though.

Edit: Just noticed Trophyhunter said the same thing...
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 07, 2011, 12:55:06 PM
That is where you are wrong, if Shnieder was is net he wouldn't have let in 8 goals because his style doesn't allow him to flop around on the ice like Luongo does after dropping his stick on every play, once Luongo goes down he is the slowest goalie in ther League to get back on his feet, nor does he offer up huge rebounds into the slot like Lou does, usually our D cleans up his mess in front but last night they wern't there to make him look good.. facts are facts, Luongo is getting outplayed by a far superior goalie at the other end of the rink.. BTW Thomas stopped three breakaways last night alone.. every one of those would have got past Lou

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 07, 2011, 01:12:10 PM
thats the reason why lou needs such a stellar D in front of him, he aint THAT good....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 07, 2011, 03:18:18 PM
It's got nothing to do with hating Luongo, I just believe he is extremely overated !! stats don't lie !! Canucks had more scoring chances than Boston and they lost 8-1
that is what we call basic math !! and in the end Thomas is the only reason Boston is in the finals ... watch the first period again ... Vancouver was all over the Bruins and had at least 5 great scoring chances while Boston was running around in their own end, Thomas made huge saves and kept his team in it.... fast forward to the second, Canucks are running around and Lou could't stop a beach ball..... add it all up and it's pretty easy to see that even though Canucks will win this series Thomas is a much better goalie than Lou

and as for you A.V comment, he stated that he asked Luongo if he wanted out of the game and he told A.V. that he wanted to stay in the game

TH

Show me the goals which where he could actually see the puck. Sure he didnt play his best game but up until last night his stats were just as good as Thomas. So show me the highlights in which he could actually SEE the puck...
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 07, 2011, 05:41:53 PM
Thomas can't see them either, he just makes sure he is in position and he makes the saves, luongo may have the same numbers as Thomas but he is also playing behind a much better team, you show me one game where he has stolen the game for the team !!! He hasn't because he doesn't need to where as Thomas has to stand on his head on a nightly basis. Last night was the first game in these playoffs where they needed Lou to be a difference and he couldn't !! That is the difference between a great goalie like Thomas and an average goalie like luongo
TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 07, 2011, 09:06:24 PM
That is where you are wrong, if Shnieder was is net he wouldn't have let in 8 goals because his style doesn't allow him to flop around on the ice like Luongo does after dropping his stick on every play, once Luongo goes down he is the slowest goalie in ther League to get back on his feet, nor does he offer up huge rebounds into the slot like Lou does, usually our D cleans up his mess in front but last night they wern't there to make him look good.. facts are facts, Luongo is getting outplayed by a far superior goalie at the other end of the rink.. BTW Thomas stopped three breakaways last night alone.. every one of those would have got past Lou

TH

No one is denying that Thomas is a great Goalie, or that he is better than Luongo.  Even after Luo got a SHUTOUT in game one, the talk was about how great Thomas was.  This series would be a wash without Thomas.  That does not change the fact that Luongo has been great, has made great saves, has had repeated shut out performances, and it is not all the defense's doing either, so do not kid yourself.  Up until last night his rebound control was phenomenal, absorbing everything, or steering it into the corners, but like the rest of the team, he was off his game.  Once the Canucks stopped hitting (after Rome was ejected for a body check that, let's face it, if Horton had not hit his head and had bounced right back up, would not have even warranted a penalty let alone a 4 game suspension), Lou struggled to control the puck and that left him vulnerable as the D was not going to clear the garbage for him.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 07, 2011, 09:16:12 PM
Thomas can't see them either, he just makes sure he is in position and he makes the saves, luongo may have the same numbers as Thomas but he is also playing behind a much better team, you show me one game where he has stolen the game for the team !!! He hasn't because he doesn't need to where as Thomas has to stand on his head on a nightly basis. Last night was the first game in these playoffs where they needed Lou to be a difference and he couldn't !! That is the difference between a great goalie like Thomas and an average goalie like luongo
TH

Thomas was a backup to Tukka Rask last year because he stunk after signing a big contract. Explain that.

Thomas saw all his hots last night. Canucks did not get guys infront of the net or capitalize on those big fat rebounds that Thomas gave up. Even post game interviews many of the Canucks said the same thing. Lets see. Are you right or are the pros who actually play the game right?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 08, 2011, 10:24:03 AM
Obviously you guys are all blinded by your luongo love and cant admit when he needs to be better, your excuses of he can't see the puck don't wash at this level of play, I'll call him solid when he is solid but I also have no problem calling him out when he is off, all I'm saying is his team in front of him makes him look alot better than he actually is, which is very easy to see when his team is not Rock solid in front of him, call me a hater all you like but you need to start admitting when he has a poor outing
Cheer
TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 08, 2011, 10:36:10 AM
you're bang on there trophy ;) .....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 08, 2011, 11:05:46 AM
Apparently Luongo was so upset after game 3 that he went out to the Boston subway and threw himself in front of a train......


He's ok though, as the train went through his legs.... 


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 08, 2011, 01:34:33 PM
Yup your bang on chrome kings, Luongo won a gold medal playing behind the best team ever put together in the history of hockey !!!

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 08, 2011, 03:22:15 PM
Yup your bang on chrome kings, Luongo won a gold medal playing behind the best team ever put together in the history of hockey !!!

TH

According to your theory than these guys are all over rated as well

Patrick Roy ( When the Habs started stinking he jumped ship and went to the Avs )
Martin Brodeur ( now that the Devils stink so does he )

Anytime a goalie does not do well it means he stinks, anytime he has success its because of the team infront of him. This according to your theory. Its quite obvious you never played the game.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 08, 2011, 06:43:37 PM
Wow.

1) Thomas, good.
2) Shite PP for the Nucks
3) Lou looked terrible on goal 2.  Tipped, sure, but he was so deep in his net and way out of position to the short side
4) Slew foot on the 3rd goal turnover by Ballard, and Sedin tipped it over Lou's shoulder.

Oh well, coming home tied with home ice in the Finals.

I'll take it.

Canucks need to get back to playing thier style.  They're playing to the other team's strengths.  The need to get their composure back and take it to the Bruins.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 08, 2011, 06:56:56 PM
According to your theory than these guys are all over rated as well

Patrick Roy ( When the Habs started stinking he jumped ship and went to the Avs )
Martin Brodeur ( now that the Devils stink so does he )

Anytime a goalie does not do well it means he stinks, anytime he has success its because of the team infront of him. This according to your theory. Its quite obvious you never played the game.

Played my whole life and still play on two teams !!!

Lou is having an awesome game tonight !!!!

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 08, 2011, 06:58:46 PM
One thing I would stake my life on ...... If we had Thomas and Boston had Lou Canucks would be receiving the Stanley cup tonight !!!

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 08, 2011, 08:04:23 PM
One thing I would stake my life on ...... If we had Thomas and Boston had Lou Canucks would be receiving the Stanley cup tonight !!!

TH

No they wouldnt. The team as a whole has stunk these last two games. Yes Luongo was not good tonight but the rest of the team stunk as well. Gotta score to win. Two games and one goal. Thats not going to get it done.

Best of 3 series now. As a fan I believe but its pretty scary.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 08, 2011, 08:16:02 PM
Canucks have had excellent starts the last two games, Thomas has been unbelievable in the first and kept Boston in it, that's what a goaltender can do for a team

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: k.c. on June 08, 2011, 08:30:02 PM
Vancouver in 7
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: wizard on June 08, 2011, 08:41:48 PM
bruins in 6, unless Schneider starts game 6...still Bruins in 6.

with that said, take goaltending out of the equation, last 2 games Boston has imposed their will entirely, canucks have not.  If this trend continues, and I really don't see why it all of a sudden would turn the other way, but Canucks are not imposing their will, and Boston is playing for their friend in Horton, it's gotten personal for them.
1-23 on the power play has got to be concerning, among other concerning trends such as Bruins are scoring a goal for just over every 4 shots.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 08, 2011, 08:51:03 PM


with that said, take goaltending out of the equation, last 2 games Boston has imposed their will entirely, canucks have not. 

Agree. Boston has suckered the Canucks into playing their game along the boards.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 08, 2011, 10:10:23 PM
One thing I would stake my life on ...... If we had Thomas and Boston had Lou Canucks would be receiving the Stanley cup tonight !!!

TH

You got that right.  But if we had energy that Boston has we would have it already too.  Canucks are looking like they are skating in sand.  If they were not so good at passing they would be dead in the water.  We need to get our legs back in Vancouver and start taking the puck from the Bruins.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 09, 2011, 01:09:47 AM
what a great game eh?,LMFAO...holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 09, 2011, 07:50:41 AM


It's OK....we'll stop the bandwagon for you so you don't have to jump off.

LUONGO(1 W. Cup Gold, 2 W. Champ Gold, 1 Olym. Gold) ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!....ChromeKings*

I'll support the team through anything, but I will not come on here and spew my luongo love like you do, you talk about goal scoring, but how disheartening is it when your keeper can't make one save ?? Especially when the guy in the other goal stops everything whether he sees it or not, I admit the team has looked awful in the second and third periods, if luongo makes the saves he should make the team wouldn't sag and they would have most likely won both games 3&4 , no matter what you believe, luongo was absolutely awful last night on every goal but one !!! Even he knew he was awful, you could see it in his body language, you talk about saves that wernt his fault...... What about Thomas who stops everything including goals that shouldn't be stopped ??? That is an elite goalie !!! Lou is not and never will be

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 09, 2011, 08:01:18 AM
I'll support the team through anything, but I will not come on here and spew my luongo love like you do, you talk about goal scoring, but how disheartening is it when your keeper can't make one save ?? Especially when the guy in the other goal stops everything whether he sees it or not, I admit the team has looked awful in the second and third periods, if luongo makes the saves he should make the team wouldn't sag and they would have most likely won both games 3&4 , no matter what you believe, luongo was absolutely awful last night on every goal but one !!! Even he knew he was awful, you could see it in his body language, you talk about saves that wernt his fault...... What about Thomas who stops everything including goals that shouldn't be stopped ??? That is an elite goalie !!! Lou is not and never will be

TH

Will he is nominated for the Vezina so people that are actually in the NHL believe he is where a guy who posts on a fishing forum doesnt. Who are we to take seriously LOL
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 09, 2011, 09:55:38 AM
Just ask yourself this question ...... If luongo is truly as good as you think he is , why do so many people dislike him ?

I'm done discussing this with you, when you take off your rose colored glasses maybe we can actually discuss hockey again
TH out
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on June 09, 2011, 02:44:30 PM
Luongo made some mistakes for sure. No doubting that. but after watching the last 2 games it is VERY CLEAR even if you dont know hockey that it is not his fault. The D has been horid and the forwards are not winning face offs and are getting involved in a game they cant win. Speed, D, crisp passes, board battles and having fun will win the cup for Vancouver. and i will go as far as saying that they may do it again a couple more times in the 3 or 4 yrs to come. The leafs will be the number one contender! :D :D :D

If you are blaming Luongo you dont know hockey. its just because you see thomas on the other end standing on his head last 2 games and you think the grass is greener on the other side. Typical Van fan. :D Take it easy cup is theirs to lose in my opinion. and you will see Vancouver win 2 in a row. You heard it hear first.  ;)

Enjoy the series!


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 09, 2011, 03:46:14 PM
The leafs will be the number one contender! :D :D :D


For what ? Number 1 draft pick overall ?  ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on June 09, 2011, 04:18:41 PM
For what ? Number 1 draft pick overall ?  ;D

For the Lord Stanley's cup of course!! Come on FA!! i though you were sharper then that! :D :D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on June 09, 2011, 04:35:59 PM
Only a few months until we start rolling right along once again. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 09, 2011, 08:30:46 PM
Take it easy cup is theirs to lose in my opinion. and you will see Vancouver win 2 in a row. You heard it hear first.  ;)

Enjoy the series!


Maybe you're not so bad after all. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: NiceFish on June 09, 2011, 10:29:36 PM
i dont care if lou is elite or the most over-rated goalie in the history of the nhl. All I care about is the Canucks finding a way to overcome everything and hoist the damn cup!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 10, 2011, 08:01:02 PM
One more loss to endure in Boston......   then the cup is ours in game 7!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 10, 2011, 08:08:49 PM
WOOHOO!!!!! 3 GAMES TO 2!!! Win it in Boston boys!!!! Just get it done!!

Hey Rick how about that LUONGO!!!! SHUTOUT BABY!!! 4th shutout of the playoffs!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 10, 2011, 08:13:25 PM
One more loss to endure in Boston......   then the cup is ours in game 7!

Getting it done in Boston!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 10, 2011, 08:57:37 PM
Luongo was solid tonight, Thomas was unbelievable again, great defensive game for the team, Tanev looked awesome on D, one more win !!!
TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 10, 2011, 09:06:41 PM
Luongo was solid tonight, Thomas was unbelievable again, great defensive game for the team, Tanev looked awesome on D, one more win !!!
TH

He was BETTER than Thomas tonight. 31 save shutout, best penalty killer in the game.

Shots were 31-25 and Luongo was SPECTACULAR not just solid. Unlike Thomas he just makes saves look easier as he doesnt flop around like a wounded fish. He stays in the paint and makes himself big. Totally different styles. Its like comparing Patrick Roy to Dominek Hasek. Very different styles but both effective.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 10, 2011, 09:30:02 PM
how about this save

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=15&id=117696&navid=mod-left1

one of his many great saves tonight
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 10, 2011, 09:36:40 PM
Like I said, he was solid
The team was excellent in front of him, Thomas was unbelievable for the fifth game in a row in this series, he hasn't taken a night off !! That is what makes him better.... You can post all the clips you want but the save off of Raymond with the knob of his stick was the best save in the game and he didn't need a crossbar to help him out, Lou was good and he needs to keep it going in the next game, I think you need to get over your luongo love and start giving the rest of the team a little credit

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 10, 2011, 09:58:55 PM
Like I said, he was solid
The team was excellent in front of him, Thomas was unbelievable for the fifth game in a row in this series, he hasn't taken a night off !! That is what makes him better.... You can post all the clips you want but the save off of Raymond with the knob of his stick was the best save in the game and he didn't need a crossbar to help him out, Lou was good and he needs to keep it going in the next game, I think you need to get over your luongo love and start giving the rest of the team a little credit

TH

Well how good was Thomas when he let in 5 goals twice against the Lightning?

Give the rest of the Canucks credit? Well 2 goals in 3 games is not exactly lightning it up now is it? Hot goalie or not they need to find ways to score goals, thats what they are paid to do. I have no problem giving any of the Canucks credit, look at all my hockey posts I have given credit when credit is due. What I have a problem with is people who have no idea about goaltending, ripping goalies ( not just Luongo )

I say this not just because I played the position but because Vancouver is known for fans ripping all of their goalies.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 10, 2011, 10:04:14 PM
Outstanding game tonight but hard on the old ticker. If the Canucks outhit Boston Monday night the way they did tonight...........
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 10, 2011, 10:27:04 PM
ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!  Yes it was team defensive effort but we only scored 1 goal and by a player not known for scoring, Rick....better look at your stats( :D :D), it's got nothing to do with Luongo love the team has to step up as well.  Even the experts are saying the Canucks are just not getting the A quality scoring chances on Thomas and lots of shots are even being blocked. Go back and watch Games 3/4 and you will only remember 3-4 really good scoring chances and the rest are shots that hit Thomas square or from outside that he could easily catch.   Luongo is not elite, he's overrated....he's got 2 shutouts in the Stanley Cup finals, comes back after getting spanked bad twice and plays well like he wasn't affected....are you kidding me??? He's no Thomas but he is elite in my eyes!  Maybe you didn't realize you were wearing rose coloured glasses.

YOU are exactly the kind of person that make Canuck fans look bad to others, a typical fickle fan!  I'll tell you this, I wouldn't be surprised to see Luonogo move sooner than you think and he will come back to bite us in the ***!!

LUONGO(1 W. Cup Gold, 2 W. Champ Gold, 1 Olym. Gold) ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!....Chromekings

Maybe he wants Dan Cloutier back LMAO!!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 11, 2011, 12:15:32 AM
I just told you I thought he had a solid game, I thought the team overall looked great, it was a very good team effort defensively and they had a lot of good scoring chances...... What more do you want ? I still believe Thomas is a better goaltender than luongo, but I know that the canucks are a better team, if luongo sucks I'm gonna say he sucks, if he is solid I will say he is solid

What the hell is " ARE YOU SERIOUS " lol
Get over yourself !!

Maybe if you two play a Lil more hockey and learn a bit more about the game you can actually discuss the game of hockey, luongo did not win that game tonight !!! It was a team effort !!! If luongo had been solid in Boston the series would probably be over by now, facts are facts Thomas is the MVP of this series and will win the Conn Smythe win or lose, do you understand what that means ???? It means he is the best player in the playoffs !!! He is giving Boston a fighting chance even though Canucks are a much better team. !!!!!
I dont even know why I bother responding to your uneducated luongo loving posts , I guess it gives me something to chuckle about

Can't wait to read your next load of nonsense

Cheers TH ( the Luongo Hater )
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 11, 2011, 01:31:14 AM
great game from both sides, this is a great final series, except of course if the HAWKS were in it, still think it's goin 7, IF the crapnucks win will they be the first team to win the cup with less goals?, they are down 14-6,lol....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on June 11, 2011, 06:25:48 AM
something that got overlooked is the fact boston likes to play very grungy because they know they can't match the canucks skill for skill... even Thomas engages in dirty play and i can't believe he's gotten away with so much.

even though Thomas has made some great saves, he's also made some look harder than they were...just like hasek, he flops around like a fish.

what i can't understand is when luongo does well people give most of the credit to the D... looking at the stats i noticed a lot of block shots by boston and by watching the games, i see their D standing side by side with Thomas to help cover the net.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 11, 2011, 11:35:24 AM
something that got overlooked is the fact boston likes to play very grungy because they know they can't match the canucks skill for skill... even Thomas engages in dirty play and i can't believe he's gotten away with so much.

There are a lot of things being overlooked.

This is a goalie duel between two great goalies.  It does not matter to the Canucks or their fans if Thomas is better than Luongo.  Thomas is not our goalie. Luongo is our goalie and he has two shutouts against Boston.  I would say that is a little better than "solid,"  especially when Boston spends half of the first period on a power play. What matters is that Boston has been a better road team than the Canucks.  They have kept the game close and given themselves a chance to steal it on a bad bounce. The Canucks as a whole have not had a great road game in this series, and if they can put one together in Boston the series is over.

The critics on both sides are blowing smoke out of their backsides.  There were people in Boston that were actually criticizing Thomas (despite all he has done for them) for his aggressive play after he let in that over time goal in Game 2.  Now they love him coming out and throwing a body check on Daniel instead of playing the puck.  If that puck had slid between his legs instead of going wide, they would be raking him over the coals today for being over aggressive.  These are not fans, at best they are "fair weather" fans who want to share in the euphoria of the team successes but not the stress of their tribulations.  Die hard fans have no patience for such nonsense and quite frankly find the bandwagon has no more room for you.  Find yourself a team that never loses.  You will never be happy with the team (or their goaltenders).
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 11, 2011, 12:08:02 PM
something that got overlooked is the fact boston likes to play very grungy because they know they can't match the canucks skill for skill... even Thomas engages in dirty play and i can't believe he's gotten away with so much.

even though Thomas has made some great saves, he's also made some look harder than they were...just like hasek, he flops around like a fish.

what i can't understand is when luongo does well people give most of the credit to the D... looking at the stats i noticed a lot of block shots by boston and by watching the games, i see their D standing side by side with Thomas to help cover the net.

i never overlooked that, if the crapnucks can stay away from the bruins and use their speed they will win, if the bruins can keep the play along the boards and grind it out then boston will win, ive said this all along....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 11, 2011, 09:38:14 PM
Johnny Canuck.....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-WQx2N1aXA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-WQx2N1aXA)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 11, 2011, 09:50:02 PM
You know, Thomas gave up 5 goals, 3  times against Tampa Bay in the playoffs?

He's due for an implosion.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 12, 2011, 09:30:04 AM
re: Thelma and Louise Comments;

Larry Brooks, from the New York Post:

Listen, we've all heard this sad song before from Mike Milbury, the ugly American who apparently thinks it is insightful hockey commentary to mock the manhood and masculinity of Henrik and Daniel Sedin.

Of course, Milbury was once coached by Don Cherry, the jingoistic Canadian who has spent decades polluting the air by defaming athletes whose first language is something other than English.

So the question is, what on earth is wrong with the North American television network executives who make the decisions to hire these people to spew their ignorance?

Henrik and Daniel, the twins from Sweden now one victory away from owning one more Stanley Cup ring apiece than Milbury and Cherry were able to earn in a combined 28 seasons of NHL employment, have led the league in scoring in each of the last two seasons; Henrik in 2009-10, Daniel this year. Henrik won the Hart Trophy last year; Daniel is a finalist this year.

But they are more than exceptional athletes. They are gentlemen and ambassadors for the sport.

So because they are having a difficult series against the Bruins, Henrik blanked thus far and Daniel limited to two points, a goal and an assist in Game 2, Milbury must demean them.

They aren't North American, after all, so they must be belittled. They don't bite, they don't stick their fingers in other people's mouths, they don't seek to decapitate their opponents and they don't mouth off in the press.

So they are not men.

A year ago at the Olympics, there was Milbury -- the guy who traded Roberto Luongo, a young Olli Jokinen and the chance to draft either Dany Heatley or Marian Gaborik for Rick DiPietro, Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha a year before trading Zdeno Chara and the right to draft Jason Spezza for Alexei Yashin -- calling the Russian team "Eurotrash" following a gruesome performance against Canada.

So having a rough go of it against the Bruins, The Sedins are "Thelma and Louise," according to Milbury. They are women.

If that is the case, we have a pretty good idea who personifies the white trash truck driver whose rig gets blown up.

Boston must be so proud.

So must NBC and the NHL.

Read more: http://www.nypost.co...L#ixzz1P4vn0aLb

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 12, 2011, 09:39:12 AM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/162/5/d/thelma_and_louise_eh__by_elvis15-d3inkwm.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 12, 2011, 12:34:57 PM
Milbury is the worst GM in the NHL of all times. The guy is an idiot. Period.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 13, 2011, 09:12:59 AM
The Johnny Canuck Video is awesome.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 13, 2011, 10:27:49 AM
the twins look good with long hair !!! might be something they will want to concider !!
should be a good game tonight, hopefully they can take their home game on the road and bring home the hardware !!

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 13, 2011, 04:33:11 PM
The cup is in the building, GO CANUCKS GO!

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1425/iwocanucks.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 13, 2011, 05:53:57 PM
what was that talk about lulongoal hahaha 4-0 and the weiner is in net already, nice strart :D :D ;D ......holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 13, 2011, 08:10:09 PM
Another crappy road game. Every home team has won in this series. That wont change. Canucks will win Game 7 and the cup will be OURS!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 13, 2011, 09:40:54 PM
EA Sports (back in October) predicted Nucks over Boston in 7 games, at home.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 13, 2011, 09:54:45 PM
Another crappy road game. Every home team has won in this series. That wont change. Canucks will win Game 7 and the cup will be OURS!!!


Yup another crappy road game indeed !!! Once again mr hot and cold choked !!! Once again Canucks outchanced the bruins and lost , weird how that happens !!! Oh yeah Thomas was first star again
Hmmmmm lol
TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 13, 2011, 10:04:29 PM

Yup another crappy road game indeed !!! Once again mr hot and cold choked !!! Once again Canucks outchanced the bruins and lost , weird how that happens !!! Oh yeah Thomas was first star again
Hmmmmm lol
TH

I am not going to argue this anymore as its pointless. I have been a Canucks fan since I was born and I will die a Canucks fan. I just want one more win!!! GO CANUCKS GO!!!
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: NiceFish on June 13, 2011, 10:15:48 PM
i'm sick and tired about hearing about boston and tim thomas. this is the canucks time, and they will go out there and take it on wednesday. the real fans have paid their dues long enough.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 14, 2011, 09:12:10 AM
Why was there not a 5 minute major on the first shift of the game?

According to current NHL policy, Boychuck should be suspended:

1. Over 0.5 seconds after Raymond touched the puck.

2. Injured player was in a vulnerable position.

3. The play resulted in an injury.

Of course, NHL policy is nothing if not inconsistent.

Hit a guy in open ice and get a four game suspension for a "late hit".

Drive a guy's back into the boards (who does not have the puck or played the puck.with the puck nowhere near)break his back and potentially end his career and it is not a penalty.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on June 14, 2011, 10:11:38 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stanleycup/story/2011/06/14/sp-raymond-injury.html
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 14, 2011, 10:38:45 AM
Why was there not a 5 minute major on the first shift of the game?

According to current NHL policy, Boychuck should be suspended:

1. Over 0.5 seconds after Raymond touched the puck.

2. Injured player was in a vulnerable position.

3. The play resulted in an injury.

Of course, NHL policy is nothing if not inconsistent.

Hit a guy in open ice and get a four game suspension for a "late hit".

Drive a guy's back into the boards (who does not have the puck or played the puck.with the puck nowhere near)break his back and potentially end his career and it is not a penalty.


Because it's Boston ! How about Marchand punching Daniel Sedin 4 times in the face and no penalty ??
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 14, 2011, 11:30:23 AM
I think the worst reffing decision of the night was calling sedin for diving after he was crosschecked twice and was thrown to the ground !! I don't care who you are if you get crosschecked that badly your butt is hitting the ice

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Stratocaster on June 14, 2011, 11:33:41 AM
Luongo has to make the save on that first goal, period.  No excuses.  He's still a good goaltender in my books but he is not the elite netminder that his salary would suggest.  His hockey role model growing up was Grant Fuhr, enough said.  He can sometimes get too emotional for his own good and has some serious shortcomings (Puck-handling and the ability to cover up the puck in the crease).  Sure he can steal you a game but he can lose one for you as well.  Lets hope he steals a win for us tomorrow.

Frankly, this SC final has been excruitiating to watch.  Between the Media overblowing the biting and Aaron Rome issues to the Boston Bruins being portrayed as saints even though clearly they are not.  The 1994 finals was much more enjoyable to watch (despite us losing in game 7).   I'm ready for this to end and start my fishing season.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 14, 2011, 12:24:36 PM
Where are the Journalists!?!?! Where is our media? How have they drifted so far from their responsibilities?

Why is no-one demanding an answer from the NHL?

Clean or Dirty, Unfortunate or Intentional, Fair or Not. The League has made it very clear that hits causing injury are going be looked at. He broke his ****ing back. You think maybe Raymond deserves a public explanation of the League's position? You think they should've made it last night when they knew he was taken to hospital on a back board?

Who's holding the league accountable? Who's demanding an answer? Where are the reporters with the guts to point out that the League has royally screwed up by not issuing a statement?

And here we have nice big juicy controversy. An opportunity to stand up to the man. This is what Journalism is about.

Go get 'em boys! ...boys? ...hello? ...anyone?

I can't find one story that puts any responsibility on the League.

Here's the deal:
We don't care about what Thomas said about what Luongo said about what Thomas did. And we certainly don't care what you think about it.

Why is there no reporting on this?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: wizard on June 14, 2011, 12:49:12 PM
damien do you not think it's time for the canucks to start pushing back and sticking up for themselves?  yesterday I saw the Bruins push canucks around all over the ice, and all I saw was canucks players looking to the officials for help.  Time for them to push back.  How can you let yourself or a teammate let a rookie slap you across the face and not do anything about it except look for the refs to help you.  Enough looking for the refs to step in, fight back for yourself.

Also people are complaining about that raymond hit, when an argument could easily be made about that Edler's hit should have been a 5 minute major as well.

So, enough of looking for refs to save the day, if canucks want to win this stanley cup, then they have to be the bullies on their home ice.  This is the finals, you cannot call those chinsky things like pushing, let them play, and let the teams decide. All I know is the first goal will be friggin HUGE. May the better team win on wednesday night. 
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 14, 2011, 01:45:05 PM
Marchand is 5'9. Sedin should have clocked him one. He was looking for a penalty but the refs just stood their and watched. After seeing the refs were going to do nothing he should have clocked him!!

Someone should be hitting Thomas when he is out of the paint as well just like the Lightning did all series. Thomas allowed 21 goals in 7 games against the Lightning by getting in his grill. He has allowed only 8 goals in 6 games against the Canucks. He can be beat its just a matter of executing.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 14, 2011, 01:53:20 PM
Marchand is 5'9. Sedin should have clocked him one. He was looking for a penalty but the refs just stood their and watched. After seeing the refs were going to do nothing he should have clocked him!!


Absolutely ! Sad nobody came to Sedin's defence when that little puke took advantage of his not fighting back.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 14, 2011, 02:42:44 PM
Sedin should have cross checked Marchand in the effin face.

Grow a sack.  And run Thomas at some point.  Glass, Oreskovich, SOMEONE.  At 4-1, or 4-0 RUN HIM.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on June 14, 2011, 04:14:15 PM
i agree with all of you, i feel the Canucks are allowing the Bruins to take liberties on them...there comes a time when you have to send a message.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 14, 2011, 06:39:37 PM
Absolutely ! Sad nobody came to Sedin's defence when that little puke took advantage of his not fighting back.

It's called a retaliation penalty. I bet if Sedin had of smashed Marchand in the face he would have gotten the penalty with Marchand getting nothing.

While I would like to see the Canucks "get even"., I appreciate their focus on just playing the game.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 14, 2011, 08:18:24 PM
It's called a retaliation penalty. I bet if Sedin had of smashed Marchand in the face he would have gotten the penalty with Marchand getting nothing.

While I would like to see the Canucks "get even"., I appreciate their focus on just playing the game.

The game was already lost at the point. What is the point of letting him beat on you ?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 14, 2011, 09:22:42 PM
The game was already lost at the point. What is the point of letting him beat on you ?

Isn't that why the refs are there?
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 15, 2011, 07:13:00 AM
well it all comes down to tonite crapnuck fans, hope yer all prepared, to be disappointed that is, be ready for another BEAR attack, LMFAO....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: alwaysfishn on June 15, 2011, 07:23:48 AM
well it all comes down to tonite crapnuck fans, hope yer all prepared, to be disappointed that is, be ready for another BEAR attack, LMFAO....holmes*

Bear attacks have only happened in the Bears den....   Tonight they are playing in the Orcas' playground...
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 15, 2011, 10:37:21 AM
whoever's hungrier i guess AF, ;D, and bears usually come out of hibernation at this time of year and are VERY hungry ;)...holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 15, 2011, 12:30:18 PM
I wish I had 29 favourite teams.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on June 15, 2011, 01:07:37 PM
A prayer for canuck fans

Our Father, who art in Rogers Arena, Hockey be thy name.
Thy will be done, the cup will be won, on ice, as well as in the stands.
Give us this day, our hockey sticks, & forgive us our penalties,
as we forgive those who cross-check against us.
Lead us not into elimination, but deliver us to victory.
In the name of the fans,
in the name of Lord Stanley,
in the name of the CANUCKS.
AMEN!!!

Van wins 4-2. ENJOY THE GAME!
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 15, 2011, 02:20:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aCvCe9mrpA&feature=share
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 15, 2011, 04:58:24 PM
I wish I had 29 favourite teams.

  ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 15, 2011, 06:07:00 PM
lol, ::) ....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 15, 2011, 09:28:18 PM
 :(

Thats all I got. I am a lifelong fan. As much as I will probably be proud of them at some point for how far they came its not right now. I am very disappointed. This was the first Canucks team that was favored to win it all and they let us down. Bruins were the better team.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 15, 2011, 10:03:39 PM
It was fun while it lasted.  There's always next year.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 15, 2011, 10:09:06 PM
I for one thought Canucks had a great season, Boston was definitely the better team and they deserved to win, it's a sad day but I am excited about watching this group do it again next year, this has all been a great experience for the team and their fans !! I'm am disgusted that some people think that destroying our city is an appropriate way of ending this excellent season

TH
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Sandman on June 15, 2011, 10:19:34 PM
The people destroying our city have nothing to do with the team, the game or even hockey.  They are using the game as an excuse to gather in numbers so they can be idiots.  They would be doing this win or lose and would use any other  major event if they thought they could get away with it.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: IronNoggin on June 15, 2011, 10:45:56 PM
(http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/Ironnoggin/Choke.jpg)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: TrophyHunter on June 15, 2011, 11:20:01 PM
(http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/Ironnoggin/Choke.jpg)

Classy ::)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 16, 2011, 09:43:26 AM
 “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Roosevelt.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on June 16, 2011, 11:54:50 AM
Great Series! all be it a little disappointing for many in Canada and for Canuck fans of course but the season was a huge success in my opinion. Canuck fans should be proud. ;D
Congrats on a great year!


The people doing the rioting and damaging our city were not fans of anything but a bunch of degenerate idiots. I bet most didnt even watch the game. FOOLS! >:( >:( they will get theirs coming.

Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 16, 2011, 12:51:39 PM
well i personally would like to say congrats to a GREAT season folks, your team ruled the league this season and played great all season, it came down to 60 mins and ya just couldnt close the deal, guess thats why they play the playoffs and dont hand out the major piece of hardware based on reg season stats, ive had a ton of fun this year on this and many other forums bantering back and forth with the true fans and afterall you did knock out my HAWKS, its all in good fun and to be honest, after the first 2 games against boston i was sure i would be congratulating all you fine fans on this forum for a job well done, well i still am saying a job well done, i am already looking forward to next year and in no way associate anyone on this forum with actions of a few last nite, like many have said, lets go fishing...ps some may think i'd be all over rubbing it in, but i do have class and morals, let the grieving process continue and i will leave the heckling till the fall, did i want the canucks to win no, but i take no joy in your sadness of your team losing...holmes*


and blaydrnr as per your post on my joke in the lost and found, i have full respect, so if you would like to explain yourself then take it up with me, im not hard to find, stop hiding behind a key board, i do have respect and for you to imply i dont, well, you have no clue who i am and your post is pointless ....
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: DavidD on June 16, 2011, 03:03:32 PM
Holmes... I enjoyed the banter between you and the others members on this forums during this playoff run.

Nice to see you ending it with class.   :)

Us Canuckleheads will have to go back to our mantra - 'There is always next year'.  ;)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 16, 2011, 03:35:30 PM
the officiating needs a major overhaul, if not a complete teardown and rebuild, shannahan is the new disciplinarian i think.....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 16, 2011, 04:08:28 PM
Its gotta be a free for all next year as to who the starter will be.  No you can't pin the series loss on Lou when the entire team can't score, but you need at least GOOD goaltending to win a cup, Lou didn't deliver that.  He didn't give his team any confidence whatsoever.  He was out tended in every series by the opposing goalie.

The Canucks made it WAY to easy on Thomas.

The Sedins proved that they can't adapt against top D pairs on a regular basis.  Keith/Seabrook, Suter/Wever, Chara/Siedenberg shut them down.  It really exposes Kesler as relatively by himself on the 2nd line.  The Canucks need a compliment for Kesler to have a second wave.  Or get Burr back with Kesler, and find a player that can compliment the Sedins.

It will be interesting to see what happens with this team going forward.  Hard to imagine the Canucks trading Schneider, but it is quite clear, that the Canucks need a fast, physical player to compliment Kesler.  But can they afford to move their best asset with a great contract ($900K) next year, then RFA status after that, for a piece.

Too bad Sameulsson is still on the books for one more year.  Mason Raymond is going into a contract year but with a serious back injury, so he might not be moveable. 

Tanner Glass has proven useless.  Especially if the Canucks keep Lapiere and Torres, both of whom are restricted free agents. 

I can't see Ehroff staying.  The Canucks will have to open their wallet for Bieksa, wonder if he will take a bit of a hometown discount.  The Canucks have Tanev who looks ready for prime time minutes.  Salo is an UFA, wonder if his career is over, or if he'd come back for a 1 year, 2MM deal or something like that for one more run.  I wonder if the Nucks will bet the farm and go for Weber.  Bieksa/Hamhuis, Edler/Weber, now thats a top 4., Alberts/Rome/Tanev/Ballard (whomever, to fill out the bottom pair)

It will be interesting to see if there is a team that has a trouble contract forward that the Canucks could swap for Ballard seeing how far he's fallen out of favour.

What do the Canucks do with Hodson?

Hansen must be due for a raise.  He was great, start to finish this year, he is an RFA.


Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on June 16, 2011, 06:39:22 PM
well i personally would like to say congrats to a GREAT season folks, your team ruled the league this season and played great all season, it came down to 60 mins and ya just couldnt close the deal, guess thats why they play the playoffs and dont hand out the major piece of hardware based on reg season stats, ive had a ton of fun this year on this and many other forums bantering back and forth with the true fans and afterall you did knock out my HAWKS, its all in good fun and to be honest, after the first 2 games against boston i was sure i would be congratulating all you fine fans on this forum for a job well done, well i still am saying a job well done, i am already looking forward to next year and in no way associate anyone on this forum with actions of a few last nite, like many have said, lets go fishing...ps some may think i'd be all over rubbing it in, but i do have class and morals, let the grieving process continue and i will leave the heckling till the fall, did i want the canucks to win no, but i take no joy in your sadness of your team losing...holmes*


and blaydrnr as per your post on my joke in the lost and found, i have full respect, so if you would like to explain yourself then take it up with me, im not hard to find, stop hiding behind a key board, i do have respect and for you to imply i dont, well, you have no clue who i am and your post is pointless ....

Thumbs up!!

I am still upset over the loss. I still cant be proud of the team. 37 years supporting them, 3 Stanley Cup finals and 0 wins. I love my Nuks but right now I am just disappointed in them.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: chris gadsden on June 16, 2011, 07:12:19 PM
Looking forward to next season when the Leafs will be in the playoffs too. ;D ;D ;D

A great season for the Canucks and their supporters on this forum, only one game short on winning the hardest cup in all of sports.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 16, 2011, 09:28:54 PM
Classy comments by Rhino, Holmes and Chris. See ya on the golf course ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 16, 2011, 11:27:18 PM
im always on the golf course, :)....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: blaydRnr on June 16, 2011, 11:43:05 PM
well i personally would like to say congrats to a GREAT season folks, your team ruled the league this season and played great all season, it came down to 60 mins and ya just couldnt close the deal, guess thats why they play the playoffs and dont hand out the major piece of hardware based on reg season stats, ive had a ton of fun this year on this and many other forums bantering back and forth with the true fans and afterall you did knock out my HAWKS, its all in good fun and to be honest, after the first 2 games against boston i was sure i would be congratulating all you fine fans on this forum for a job well done, well i still am saying a job well done, i am already looking forward to next year and in no way associate anyone on this forum with actions of a few last nite, like many have said, lets go fishing...ps some may think i'd be all over rubbing it in, but i do have class and morals, let the grieving process continue and i will leave the heckling till the fall, did i want the canucks to win no, but i take no joy in your sadness of your team losing...holmes*


and blaydrnr as per your post on my joke in the lost and found, i have full respect, so if you would like to explain yourself then take it up with me, im not hard to find, stop hiding behind a key board, i do have respect and for you to imply i dont, well, you have no clue who i am and your post is pointless ....

ok, i admit i missed this post because i got home late and i saw the other posts first, so i'll retract my previous comments and i'll apologize, but just so you know, i don't need to hide behind a key board...never have...never will.

maybe next year you can convert to a Canucker along with Chris and Rhino.  ;)
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 17, 2011, 02:22:42 AM
apology accepted and dont take me the wrong way, im a sarcastic azz all the time, well 90%, and no chance in me jumping on the nuck wagon ever, but i will be here to nerve rack and cheer on my HAWKS, to have to cheer for any other team makes me sick, cheers..... :P holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 17, 2011, 09:56:36 AM
Injury Reports coming in, not that it matters;

Kesler- torn groin AND torn hip labrum
Edler- 2 broken fingers
Ehrhoff- torn up shoulder, will  need to surgery
Higgins- broken foot
Dan Hamhuis- surgery to repair groin and abdominal tears.
No word on Hank yet.

Lou - will need psychiatric treatment (unoffilical), and surgery to repair his torn five hole is scheduled
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: rhino on June 17, 2011, 10:24:28 AM
Chris and Rhino will remain fans of CANADA"S REAL TEAM!
NEXT SEASON WILL BE GREAT!
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 17, 2011, 11:04:09 AM
Chris and Rhino will remain fans of CANADA"S REAL TEAM!
NEXT SEASON WILL BE GREAT!
 ;D ;D

You mean "grate" don't you ? ;D
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 17, 2011, 12:49:05 PM
Mike Gillis giving his post mortem.

"We brought in depth, Lapiere and Higgins to play on our 4th line.  They were forced to play big minutes"

"We know we have a great team, we will improve where we feel we need to, I don't buy in to making big changes"

When prodded MG rattled off a the list of injuries after saying  "we have no excuses, the best team on the ice won".

Hamhuis abdominal injury
Raymond broken back from a late hit
Bieksa bruised MCL from the two handed chop
edler 2 broken fingers from a slash
Kesler Hip problems
Samuelsson Abdominal surgery
Manny a warrior, operating less than 100%
Higgins, foot injury continued to get worse
Ehrhoff, shoulder since third round. No procedure but rehab.
Henrik - back injury hurting his mobility and leg strength from crosscheck in 2nd round.

"Love to have Sammi back. Premiere Dman in league. Work under salary cap and a guy I will have back for sure. Design play around his age and injury history and try to get the most of him"

AV: "We did play physical between whistle to whistle. Caught off guard with stuff after the whistle which is usually not allowed. PP failed for us in the Playoffs."

MG:  Last great dynasty teams like Islanders lost in the finals before they won. Believe in Lu. - MG

MG: Ballard was hurt coming into camp, not 100%, then injuries followed, concussion, got off to a slow start,  we went through 14 defensemen this year, he is a big part of this team.  Alberts had some of the same struggles two years ago, then came back and improved, we expect the same from Keith Ballard.  I don't question which players play, the coaches make the line-up calls, and I support them.

AV: keith is going to have a good summer, lot of upside, he will come in knowing what to expect and with the right ethic he will play the way we think he can play, he didnt get the ice time he expected because we felt that other guys gave us a better chance to win.  he will come back and prove his upside

AV: re Tanev and COHO, COHO's first pro year, saw major improvement in play and understanding, tremendous upside, he is just starting, we will ensure he becomes the best player he can be.  Tanev: Talent doesn't know age, he came to play, and he was played.

MG: Offseason conditioning will change a bit, knowing what they know now, and they learned a lot about what it will take

MG: We are making progress on headshots with the new regime (Shanny and company), the league is really trying to keep up with a changing game.  How can the refs see a headshot, when we have to watch replays 10 times in super slow motion to find if it is a headshot.  It makes the call on the ice almost impossible on many occasions.

MG: We have all of our picks next year and made it to the 7th game of the finals this year, we are in really good shape.

MG: We have all learned an awful lot, and will be able to use them as a tool.

AV: After watching teams battle for cups over the last few years, getting eliminated by Anaheim and Chicago, and watching the coaches behind the bench, I see them on TV and thought to myself, "wow that coach looks like cupcakes", then I looked at myself in the mirror a couple of days ago and though, wow I look like cupcakes".

MG: Lapiere, Higgins, Glass, Hansen, etc are "our players" and I would like to see if they will be back.  I was up at 8am yesterday morning taking calls from other GMs, we never stop working.
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: holmes on June 17, 2011, 12:52:50 PM
nucks have 11 free agents, 8 unrestricted, theyd be stupid to get rid of the weiner in my opinion, even though he is unproven over the long haul in pressure situations, i think he's a starter, but id love to see him in chi-town :)....holmes*
Title: Re: NHL 2011 Playoff Chat
Post by: Damien on June 17, 2011, 02:40:09 PM
The key players are all locked up for next year and beyond, except for Bieksa and the Hoff.  I might include Hansen in that key group.

Sedin, Sedin, Kesler, Burr, Kesler, Manny, Edler, Hamhuis etc.

Apparently 10 starters that played in game 7 would not have played if it was the regular season. 

The better team won, one way or another.  They were able to overcome a lot of injuries and played a better series.