Two losses, we are not in a slump. Get a freakin grip Vancouver.
Fact: Our road team sucks. This we need to fix in a hurry since we are only 3 games into a 14 game road trip. After Luongo acted like a prima donna calling out his teammates after the game against Montreal, Raycroft started tonight. The team did nothing to help Raycroft in winning tonight's game against Ottawa. The team was slow, took dumb penalties and didn't bring the offense to Elliott. And when Bernier had a breakaway? Nobody expected him to score. Bernier has been trash. Coach V needs to bench him, like now. O'Brien tried to stop a 3-1 by sprawling on the ice right into his goaltender, well at least he tried.
Don't worry Luongo isn't injured, Gillis said that it was decided on Wednesday that Raycroft would start tonight:
"Roberto is fine in the sense that he's healthy," Gillis said. "We were looking for an opportunity to get Andrew into a game and we thought this would be a good chance because (Ottawa) is playing back to back."
The Canucks flew out to Boston tonight after the game and will play the Bruins at 10:00am on Saturday (on Sportsnet)
Last night Canucks game had a little bit of everything: Shorthanded goals, Toskala losing, a comeback win, Luongo getting pulled and Raycroft doing a decent enough job to replace Lu. And the CBC going on and on and on about how good the Sedins are. The only thing that was missing was maybe a goal from O'Brien, but that would cause the HNIC people to just jizz in their pants, so I'll settle for the comeback win over the Leafs.
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Apart from the stereotyping, this video gives me chills...
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Even though the Canucks have a 5 game win streak going on, they just can't seem to catch the Avalanche, why? The Avalanche have a 6 game win streak....guh....
But here's something to cheer you up: The Flames have lost the last six! Woo!
Tomorrow night is our last game in what will seem like the next 20 years...enjoy it while you can
- Salo is close to his return to the Canucks and it's expected that he will play in the game on Saturday against the Leafs
- Mitchell is not close to his return and will not travel with the team on Thursday to the East. In addition to a concussion (now confirmed) he has significant back and neck injuries
- Ryan Johnson wrote a column about his Dad when he was the guest editor at The Province, that really, you should just read. It is really worth the 5 minutes that it will take you to get through it
- The Kurtenblog posts some pictures about the Chicago Blackhawks, it's cause quite...well it's causing a big fuss. I think it's awesome. Take some time to read the comments as they, and Versteeg's face may be the best part of the post. And yes, the Kane one looks photoshopped, but the others? Feel free to discuss...
He can hardly believe that set up job either.no comments
Chicago pulled their goalie. Luongo was brilliant. The top line keeps putting up points. SOB and Baumgartner were solid. Kesler fought Ladd. Oh and the Canucks won 5-1.
Holy freakin hell.
Oh, and because I sat through looking at a greasy looking kid on After Hours, I learned that Patrick Kane thinks there are some pretty girls in Vancouver. I feel shame for the girl he hooked up with last night at the Roxy....the shame face she must have had this morning. And the hangover it took to get it.
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