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#1 RAMBUTANS

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

So that it will be a cakewalk, even a sweep, most probably. We own that team. We dominate them in every aspect of the game.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Don't be so sure. Calgary has been playing great hockey as of late.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

I never, NEVER, want to meet a team that's hot coming into the playoffs.

If they all are on hot streaks, then the one who's underachieving.

So, San Jose? :bigblush:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

If the Canucks underestimate the Flames, they'll get burned.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

I hope we start playing better.
Last season was a stepping stone to where we want to go.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

there is no cake walk in the playoffs.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

Trust me guys, it's a mere formality.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

Yup, I hope we light the fire in the playoffs.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

The Flames will be difficult if we play them in the finals. I think that Kipper would play stellar and shut the door.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

If the Canucks underestimate the Flames, they'll get burned.


I see what you did there.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

The Flames will be difficult if we play them in the finals. I think that Kipper would play stellar and shut the door.


How can we play the Flames in the finals?
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

um playing the flames in the finals is like marchand being a classy player
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:48 PM

but that would mean the flames would actually haft to make the playoffs?

the flames have been the same team for years...shut iggy down and you shut the flames down

if we do meet them in the playoffs and we lose, it wont be the "flames beat the canucks" it will be the "canucks lost to the flames"...if you know what i mean
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

So that it will be a cakewalk, even a sweep, most probably. We own that team. We dominate them in every aspect of the game.

Trust me guys, it's a mere formality.


What we see here is a pattern of irrational behaviour. I am really disappointed. Personally, of the five teams we can face in the first round (SJ, COL, CGY, LAK and PHO), I want to play Calgary the most. I was thinking of starting a thread myself on the matter. Unfortunately our OP here has done that, except without reasoning other than it will be a "mere formality". "Cakewalk"?! "Most Probably"??!!??!!

I think a match up against the Flames would be great. Obviously I would be taking the Canucks, probably in six, as Kipper would steal at least one game for them. This would be a spirited series and an emotional win. I think a big series win against a rival would be a springboard into a really difficult 2nd round match up, which is all but destined to be Detroit or Nashville.

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the pain of losing or the joy of winning"


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:59 PM

I'd take Phoenix. There's a reason they never pass the first round - they've developed a strategy of slowing games down in any way possible, sucking points like vampires from overtimes and shootouts, killing any momentum/energy - that sh!t might fly in the regular season, but not the playoffs. Phoenix please.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

As long as we win, I could care less about who we play
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:18 PM

If the Canucks underestimate the Flames, they'll get burned.


i see what you did there :)
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

It doesn't matter who we get in the first round, if AV doesn't wake up. Because deep down the players realize that coach doesn't have a clue, and as a result they have very little chance of winning the cup. He is consistently out-coached in the big games and series, and by pushing for the Hodgson trade and destroying their 3-line offensive depth, and then by confusing players with his mindless line-juggling, he demonstrates that he doesn't understand the game at a fundamental level.

AV doesn't match players and lines, with any innate understanding of their skills and potential. He just throws balls in the air and hopes something sticks to the wall. Why else would he break up Hamhuis/Bieksa, or put Raymond with the Sedins. Those moves don't work in reality OR on paper. The Sedins have always needed a power forward who can finish, play the cycle, and hit people to give them space. Burrows has done well with them because he plays as physical as he can, and has learned to anticipate and play with them offensively. But Anson Carter scored 30 goals in less than a season with them, because he's the closest thing to a natural match for them. AV doesn't understand tactics, player dynamics, or line chemistry. He's built a great win-lost record here on the backs of two premiere players, the Sedins, but has just about run them into the ground.

So, let me suggest a simple recipe, AV ... you pushed for Kassian; you gambled away Hodgson; so back up your gamble. The kid has hands and can hit. Play him on the first line with the Sedins, and make him hit people and drive to the net. Good things will happen. Leave the AMX second line alone, and don't touch it again. Leave Burrows with Hansen and Lapierre on the third line. Put your defence pairings back they were, and make Gragnani the 7th or 8th defencemen till he has a couple more weeks of practice to understand the system and develop some chemistry with Tanev, or whoever you want to play him with. Make Schneider your starter for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs, and let Gillis figure out what to do with Luongo after the season. You're not going to be here next year anyway (or shouldn't still be here) if the team bows out early in the playoffs, because you haven't made these moves.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

Round 1 - Flames
Round 2 - Red Wings
Round 3 - Blues
Round 4 - Penguins
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

Would absolutely LOVE to see the Flames in the first round. Total win win situation. Great for the fans..great for the team. The series would be filled with vitrol right off the hop, and if/when the Canucks move on to their next opponent they'd definitely be amped and mentally prepared after squaring off with the flames for 5-7 games.

One can only hope.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

Round 1 - Flames
Round 2 - Red Wings
Round 3 - Blues
Round 4 - Penguins


I would not want to go through the Red Wings AND the Blues and question, do you think we have a chance against the Penguins? They are a scary, good team.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:37 PM

Round 1 - Flames
Round 2 - Red Wings
Round 3 - Blues
Round 4 - Penguins


Could totally see that with the exception of round 2. Unless Detroit gets healthy, I just can't see them getting out of the first round this year. Western is just too good.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

I would not want to go through the Red Wings AND the Blues and question, do you think we have a chance against the Penguins? They are a scary, good team.


Well, nobody would want to go through the Blues and Wings but realistically it could happen as they both are very good teams.

The Penguins are really the team to beat this year, now they have a healthy Crosby back they look unbeatable. 10 straight wins! Wow.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

round 1 avs
round 2 stars
round 3 wings
round 4 panthers

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

For entertaining and good rivalry matchups I wanna see the flames or chicago in round one, the other in round two and detroit in round three, then it would be pretty sweet to beat the rangers in NEW YORK for the cup!


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:49 PM

Well, nobody would want to go through the Blues and Wings but realistically it could happen as they both are very good teams.

The Penguins are really the team to beat this year, now they have a healthy Crosby back they look unbeatable. 10 straight wins! Wow.


They are looking great with Crosby AND Letang back ( who was a +5 against the Rangers tonight ). I never really watched Pens against Canucks games recently ( I believe we played them once this year?), how do we match against them?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:58 PM

No. Lames suck and I would rather see them fail to even make the playoffs like the losers they are.

Edited by Canuck or Die, 15 March 2012 - 11:59 PM.

EMBRACE THE HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:59 PM

I like playing the Flames cause it's always exciting hockey between these 2 divisional rivals.

Also, I feel we still have unfinished business dating back to 2004. I know it's been a long time but to me at that time, when Matt Cooke scored that game-tying goal with 5.6 seconds left, it was the most epic goal. I felt that we deserved to have won that series. It was a hard pill to swallow to have so much hope and then had it all taken away in the first minute of OT.

But as to your explanation for that, no, they are no walk in the park.

go to 1:23 to save time if u want to save some time.

Edited by rypper-37, 16 March 2012 - 12:04 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:05 AM

I like playing the Flames cause it's always exciting hockey between these 2 divisional rivals.

Also, I feel we still have unfinished business dating back to 2004. I know it's been a long time but to me at that time, when Matt Cooke scored that game-tying goal with 5.6 seconds left, it was the most epic goal. I felt that we deserved to have won that series. It was a hard pill to swallow to have so much hope and then had it all taken away in the first minute of OT.

But as to your explanation for that, no, they are no walk in the park.

go to 1:23 to save time if u want to save some time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHgERFhxd0M


Goaltending was really the issue back then, now it's our defence. That's one thing I'm really concerned about heading into the playoffs.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:06 AM

Hells yes.

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