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  1. Let's wait and see if Hamhuis comes back in time for the deadline. Our defense might be okay if he does.
  2. Happy birthday! That Lack dance was the best
  3. Wasn't the most exciting game, but it wasn't bad! Another win, another post on my blog. Keep em coming!
  4. Good win, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Lots of good action between two very similar looking teams. Miller came up huge again, but at least this time, the team gave him support. I'm satisfied with the effort, especially after that last game against LA. I have already posted a game review on my blog, in my sig.
  5. fiveforroughing.wordpress.com I just started it the other day. I'll consider getting the primary domain at some point, but right now I'm 100% focused on dishing out some good content.
  6. Well, tough game. Canucks deservedly lost. The good news is, this level of getting outchanced isn't sustainable. Hopefully they pick up the slack sooner rather than later. PS: I'm writing a new blog called "Five for Roughing". I did a game review with more updates to come, just follow the link under my sig
  7. Hmm, sounds like a bit of a wash but I'd say his offense is worth it and he can definitely get better. I guess I was referencing Bonino and Vrbata in particular. As for Sbisa.... now seeing him in his own zone is scary! He's a defenseman, he has to play sound defense. He can't lose his assignments like that.
  8. Horrible, HORRIBLE defense. And the start was especially pathetic considering it is the Oilers. That said, great comeback. The new guys look really good. The Sedins look like they're back to being awesome. There's some promise; there's also some concern. At the end of the day, I'm just glad the Canucks escaped with 2 points after going down early like that. They will need every point they can get to make it back into the playoffs.
  9. I think the OP is pretty spot on. Though I'm not sure if Burr will be in the top 6 - Benning made it rather clear that Vrbata is likely to be with the Sedins (although the coach has the final say there). Regardless, I actually like where our defense, goaltending, and bottom 6 stand. Our second line is a huge sore spot however: Bonino is not a second line centre. Kassian, while improving, is not yet a proven second liner. Higgins imo is probably among the best third liners in the NHL, but he still doesn't cut it in the top 6. That heats a lot of the pressure on our first line, despite the surprisingly decent looking (on paper) depth of bottom lines. Our playoff hopes hinge on the Sedin line more than ever. Their struggles last year were a key factor in missing the playoffs.
  10. Suter is a really good D-man, but his cap hit is too high even for what he does. So while Suter is the better player, I'm still convinced that Garrison has the better value contract-wise.
  11. I don't think Garrison is that bad defensively. He's not performing up to his standards yet but you have to give him more time to adjust. Plus a lot of our other blueliners are struggling immensely and we know they can be better too .. a lot of people on here are just using Garrison as a scapegoat when it's really a team game. Besides, if there should be any scapegoat for this mess it should be coaching (Bowness in particular). After Bieksa went out we shuffled the D pairings that were already working just to make way for Alberts to slot in - stupid idea since instead of having 1 or 2 solid pairings and ending up with a 3rd mediocre pairing, you balance out the crap and throw out the good. The strategy of balancing out skill and ability might work for forward lines but usually it messes up chemistry on D so bad that the risks are borderline retarded at best. I hope we don't see any of this experimenting in the playoffs, otherwise fire drills like the one we had tonight are going to mess up our cup hopes.
  12. I think the wind-up is almost as important as the strength of the shot, maybe even more so. Usually, wind-ups that take a lot of time aren't particularly effective. Although Salo was pretty good at that, but I think that had more to do with opposing players being scared s***less about his shot than anything .. they usually got out of the way if anything (for the few players who dove to block his shot, I'm not sure which is more true: whether they were brave or just plain stupid ). Garrison, otoh, clearly has a faster wind-up. He may never be the PP specialist Salo was, but I think he'd be better suited for quick one-timed shots than most in the league, and that's a nice asset to have, if true.
  13. One thing I noticed from all the goals he scored in FLA: he winds up the shot real fast considering how hard it is. The same thing was the case with his goal last game, and I didn't remember seeing him do that before while he was wearing the blue and green. We need more of that from him .. hopefully he's starting to feel comfortable with our system.
  14. Well the OP was talking about Richards and Carter, not just Richards. Once again, Carter was average at best with 7 points. Go ahead and ignore that, but it's there. You don't mention Hank's point production without Danny's. Anyways my point stands. They both degraded quite a bit in play over the past few seasons and became rather move-able.
  15. You mentioned how Carter and Richards were having their best seasons 3 years ago. My rebuttal was that they were not driving forces behind the Flyers cup run at that particular time. They had 84 and 80 pt seasons respectively in their career years then. And afterwards, they did make the SCF, but that was only 2 years ago. Do you know how many points they accumulated over that cup run? 7 points and 23 points respectively ... still not quite elite level. And of course, it kept going downhill from there, so they were far from untouchable.