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  1. That was embarrassing.. -Don't know what Benning sees in sbisa. He played better down the stretch but most of us were ragging on him for the most part, and now we're stuck with this grenade fumbled at 3.6 m for 4 years.. smh.. -Higgins is solid defensively but how he remains in top 6 and pp amazes me -vrbata definitely looked spooked lol and was useless for the most part -we just were not nearly as hungry or physical and the better team won some "positives": -sedins weren't as bad as some of you say? Thought they were some of our few players who weren't really phased by the physicality of this game and was consistently able to actually carry the puck up and create some chances. With that said, they need to produce more than the 1 point they each have -lack was alright too imo. He gave up a few goals that he couldn't have done much about. He looked a bit shaky because the flames were able to create so much havoc in front of them. Should stick with lack next game. -horvat line was the most effective but less so after it looked like horvat tweaked something -entire team needs to rebound and be the ones to dictate the game, or else it'll get ugly being down 1-3 heading back to Rogers arena
  2. I was at both games and the crowds were definitely louder and more enthusiastic than regular season games. Game 2 was a bit louder but i think it was due to the better play and higher intensity. With that said, it seemed just as loud at the end when half the crowd (likely the more passive fans or respectable amount of flames fans) left.. so i could imagine it being much louder if the entire arena was filled with crazed Canucks fans.
  3. Has anyone been waitching all the comic book tv shows so far? I've been watching the flash, arrow, Gotham, AoS, agent Carter.. and think the DC shows are superior at the moment. Does Constantine and daredevil change this? Also I heard the tie in for AoS and age of ultron is not as strong as it was for CA2 so it might not really matter (but then again no one expected the size of the previous spoilers either.
  4. It definitely feels good to be the beneficiary of some really bad luck which seems to be more often this year than last. We probably didn't deserve this game and likely would have lost if it weren't for Marleau's uncharacteristic gaff, the quick whistle, and some of the bounces. There could have also been more calls on either side which would have helped the Sharks more. Our defense can be really good at times but is still susceptible to multiple breakdowns and collapses. Some of the guys have stepped up but can't wait until Tanev gets back to give us a rock solid number one pairing again. It's great that we have been getting the job done more often than not even without some of our top guys but we've got to play stronger consistently if we want to secure a playoff spot down the stretch and make some noise in the playoffs. I don't think we played much better than we did in the previous games but the positives are more noticeable: Horvat is a stud. Vrbata really gives our offense a more dynamic look. Sedins continue to produce and help drive our momentum. Lack can be so awesome; just hope he stays consistent. Most of the forwards like Bonino, Burrows, Hansen, Dorsett, and Matthias (Kenins and Higgins too when they're in) contribute in different ways even if they don't get on the scoreboard, which is crucial for these type of games. The only ones that don't quite fit in are Kassian and Vey. Gotta hope they develop into better all-around players next year. Anyways a win is a win. A big regulation one too. This looks like it will be one of the most intriguing final stretches in quite a few years.
  5. I've been going to 4-5 games per season for quite a while now and some of the things others have mentioned are really true: Lower bowl is filled with an older or corporate crowd who may care about the game but just acts too calm and cool. You also see more people leave early from the lower bowl than the upper bowl. Lots of casual fans in the upper bowls who are always on their phones and don't care too much for the game itself The DJ this year seems to be better with some of the song choices (i love it when the crowd sings along to Livin' On A Prayer) but can still improve. The crowd is too reactionary in general and this was especially noticeable when I went to the two previous games. There was a lot of emotion in Sunday's game against the blues with the scoring and rough stuff. As a result, the crowd was into it all night with Eddie chants, even after the Blues tied it up. On the contrary we were not playing well against the Sharks and the crowd just couldn't get into it. Admittedly, it gets hard for myself to cheer too when we can't even seen to make a pass. But at some places like the Bell center, the crowd always seems to be into the game and can even help push the players to add some emotion. The section you sit in also really makes a difference. If you want to get more involved maybe try sitting in section 329? I've sat there a few times and it was filled with more younger guys who are generally louder and more rowdy. All in all I don't think there can be much improvement as it is what it is. The only way I see it getting better is if our team plays exciting and fast-paced hockey every night. You can feel the place start to buzz when someone like Horvat tries a fancy move even if he doesn't get a great opportunity out of it, or even with a good save or hit.
  6. I wonder if this is how Riders' fans felt after the "13th man" blunder.
  7. Like many of the people sitting near me, I went to the game to see Luo in his first game back and was Luuing whenever I got the chance but that does not mean I wasn't cheering on my own team just as loud. The problem with the fans at Rogers Arena is that they're too reactionary. There were several around me that were trying to be vocal but the boys just weren't giving us much tonight. Sedins' play in the past few year has definitely declined but I think it's something they can fix with some coaching. They seem to be stationary more than before so it's easier to read them and close the gap, which seems to have carried through the rest of the team. This is especially noticeable on the PP tonight. On some nights we get through this by making clean tape to tape and saucer passes but they were quite off tonight. Also, I understand that we've moved towards a more efficient game in the past few years by going for the puck and all but it'd be nice to see some of the guys like Dorsett, Hansen, Burrows, Kassian, and Matthias go for the body more. Playing at home, a big hit would really ramp up the crowd. We're still a decent team and should make the playoffs if we put up a more consistent effort every night,
  8. Icing call was the right call. And I think it was Horvat's stick that caught Hansen in the face. Honestly the refs have been bad but we've seen much worse. Better defensive coverage or faceoff ability and it would likely be a tie game. The Red Wings are outplaying us in the puck possession game.
  9. Its pretty cool to watch scenes and realize that you've been there. The final action sequence in episode 2 of the flash was filmed at SFU Surrey. Anyways, Ive been watching both shows and they're pretty good but i seem to look forward to Agents of Shield more.
  10. Well he didn't actually say "guys", it was just "come on out" and it wasn't with a very relieved tone. My guess is that it was just Noah. Even if Beth was rescued, Carol probably didn't make it.
  11. At first, I was thinking that Carol was pretending to be unconcious or something to infiltrate the place and save Beth too. But I don't think enough time had passed since Carol and Daryl left and his return to the camp for all that to happen? Also, it'd be pretty reckless for them to save Beth from what looks like a pretty secure location all by themselves. Though, Carol already pretty much saved the whole gang all by herself so who knows. Going back to the end of the last episode, the vibe and Daryl's expression when Michone asked, "Where's Carol?" makes it seem like something went wrong and they need to go back to save both Carol and Beth.
  12. I think he will definitely be in the pressbox sunday and simply practice and be around the guys for a few days at least. I actually hope we dont see him for a while since it'll probably mean we lost, there was an injury, or someone was really struggling. I havent watched the comets games but he might be able to help defensively and in faceoffs if he gets up to speed. And if he struggles in that regard then send him back to junior so he can play big minutes. Any offense that he provides is irrelevant and is just a bonus IMO.
  13. I'm a total sucker for superhero movies and will probably catch all of these in theaters. Most excited for Civil War and Infinity Wars (I heard it's not going to have the A-list avengers?), but also just to see how the entire Marvel universe expands and develops. I wonder how much Agents of Shield will play into the events in these movies. Don't want to start a war here but DC has a lot of work to do to catch up but they've definitely got the potential to even surpass all the Marvel hype.
  14. Some great moments for me that haven't been mentioned yet: -Harold Druken OT goal to bring us back into the playoffs -Burrows' short-handed goal against the canes to end an 8-game losing streak -Luongo finally finished with his deuce and comes back on the ice to retake his net from Sabourin, in the middle of an OT game in the playoffs One that rarely, if ever, gets mentioned is the final game in the '05-'06 season. It was a meaningless game since we were already out the playoffs and everyone knew change was coming (we traded for Luongo that off-season). Naslund and Bertuzzi each had a goal and Carter ties it with 40 seconds left in the game to force OT. Morrison then wins it with a slapper so each member of the WCE is credited with a goal that game, which was a real bitter-sweet way to signal the official end of an era.