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#61 DownUndaCanuck

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Games like these make MG look like a genius. That was the best, easiest goal a Canuck has scored in a shootout over the last 3 or 4 seasons. We've never had a guy with silky hands like that and Kassian somehow has them. I don't care how good Hodgson is right now, Kassian is a better fit for this team.

Every forward in a Canuck uniform played a great game tonight for the full 60 minutes. Top line was amazing, great goal by Kassian obviously but even the Sedins were having some good cycles. Their passing still is a bit off, and Kassian wasn't receiving the passes very well but that will come in time.

Second line (Burrows line) was great, especially Hansen. These guys won countless puck battles and resulted in many turnovers, very prototypical of what Kesler's line usually does. They didn't generate much offence, but were reckless forecheckers and kept the pressure on.

Third line was one of our best. Raymond always lifts his game against the Flames and he had a few great opportunities. Absolutely amazing shot for his goal as well, and set up Ballard very nicely as well as Weise a couple of times. Schroeder didn't look too good but his speed is definately there and made some nice short passes. Not sure why Weise was benched (7ish minutes all game) because he was having a great one, just missed his two glorious scoring chances.

Our fourth line wasn't as special, Volpatti had a poor game but Malhotra and Lapierre had their best games in a while. No offence but good defence, especially from Lapierre (and Hansen particularly) who were great at coming back and defending all game long.

Now the defence, oh boy this is an issue. Hamhuis and Bieksa were fantastic, their best games of the season, but Bieksa made 2 bad pinches and jumped up in the rush too much, leading to odd-man rushes against and in one case, the Flames' first goal. Hamhuis was a rock stealing pucks in our own zone and along the boards.

Edler and Garrison had an absolutely brutal game. Edler couldn't string a pass, especially in the second half, and despite having 7 shots on goal wasn't much of a threat. Garrison was just terrible in his own zone and was caught, not being able to get the puck out, countless times. Nevertheless they finished with the most ice time, probably due to all the special teams time.

Tanev was IMO our best defenceman and deserves more than 17 minutes a game. He was unbelievable, did not lose a puck battle as far as I was watching and always came up with the puck. Drew a penalty, kept his feet moving and always managed to get the puck out of the zone. He's not flashy at all, but an absolute stud in his own zone - far better than anyone else on this team, and doesn't need to be physical to do his job. I am amazed at how often this guy manages to elude the pressure and forecheck. Ballard also had a great game, a bunch of good shots and chances and wasn't a liability in his own zone for once. Didn't make any brutal mistakes.

Schneider looked really nervous and shaky at first, a couple of real gaffs including the shot right off the bat where he wasn't ready and getting the puck caught in his feet, but settled down. Give credit to the 2 shooters for their great shots but Schneider could have had them, was just beat cleanly. He really shut the door in the 3rd and OT which is good to see, and finally we have a goalie who can win in the shootout. Good bounce-back game from him but I'm still not convinced until he strings a bunch of good wins together.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Zach Kassian!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Fun game to watch for the most part.

Couple of the D were pretty meh tonight, but overall a good effort. Kassian was beastly, and Raymond is showing signs of having his groove back. Shouldn't have made it to a SO, but 2pts is 2pts.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Kassian for mayor.


Mayor?! PRESIDENT! He can do it, he's THAT good.

ps. No Sedin's on shootout. The only way the Sedin's are allowed on the shootout is if they go out together.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Hey guys, I missed most of the game and just saw Kassian win it for the nucks in the shootout, so could anyone tell me how Schroeder did? Really disappointed that I missed his NHL debut :(


Schroeder was solid. Good passing, solid positioning, threw his little body at bigger bodies, had a couple opportunities and was +1 on the night. Good debut game by him. Hope to see more of him this season.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Woohoo! First win!! And watch Zack Attack has officially entered beast mode
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Kassian made Kipprusoft look like an amateur goaltender HAHAHA!!

Someone should make a gif of that move!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Can we please, please, please not try Sedin on the shootout again?

Good goal Kassian and Burr.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

Good game by players who needed to prove themselves (Kassian, Schneider, Shroeder, Raymond, Tanev, Ballard). Decent game for others. Other players are still shaking the rust (Edler, Garrison, Bieksa, Malhotra, Lapierre).
My biggest complaint on the game was missed shots. But we really put in the effort in and it showed.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

lol Flames seemed to think Schneider was transparent in the shootout, they kept shooting pucks right into him


Kassian was a monster tonight
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

Definitely the Kass and Tanev show tonight -- again. Schroeder did all the little things that will made AV drool, so that's good. I like his game, he's a battler. Burrows looks better as well. I would have never thought 3 games in and Kass would have more goals than everyone except Edler, and Tanev would be their best d-man *waiting for apocalypse*

I'm not enjoying the Edler-Garry pairing thus far. Long term its the best option and they'll be fine. But right now, they can't get the puck out of their own zone to save their life. They are having trouble reading plays. Trouble reading eachother. Guess what?? Tanev excels in all those areas - he needs to be moved up beside one of those guys. I'm guessing he would have been already if Nucks had another right d-man (quality one).

Someone should GIF Dannys shoot out move so we can all have a chuckle :)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

While it's nice to finally get a win...........if we can't beat Calgary (who may be the worst team in the West) in regulation at home we have more problems than I'd like to admit.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Good win boys. Happy for Kassian to score, be a physical presence, and get the shootout/game winner.

I also liked the addition of Schroeder and the way Raymond played. I noticed him quite a bit tonight. and not in the same way as usual. He made good passes and scored, and had good back check, and when there were plays where the puck was lost he'd come in and retrieve it in the defensive end.

Schneider was great, not perfect, but great. I'm sure he could have had those two goals back.

There were some bad plays by the defence at times. Schroeder still needs to muscle up some more. But he still made plays while falling on the ice. I think he's a much better Centre that actually makes plays around his team mates compared to Kesler.

I was slightly disappointed in Lapierre's game tonight. Edler too. Guys are still getting back to game shape, looks like a bit of rust came off and is a good sign. Garisson seemed to have some trouble at times but overall the team played better for sure. Just couldn't put in more goals as they dominated the 1st.


Raymond is a terrific backchecker if you watch him. Hard for any player in the world to create odd man situations against him.

Schnieder was good to great thought. He has more to give. Next game to him?
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

lol Flames seemed to think Schneider was transparent in the shootout, they kept shooting pucks right into him


Kassian was a monster tonight


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Missed a lot of the game but man, Kass' moves were stellar in the shootout. Glad to see a win for the Canucks!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Games like these make MG look like a genius. That was the best, easiest goal a Canuck has scored in a shootout over the last 3 or 4 seasons. We've never had a guy with silky hands like that and Kassian somehow has them.


Kyle Wellwood had some silky mitts, and scored some pretty easy shootout goals.

But for a guy of Kassian's size to move and stick handle like that is impressive.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

But seriously burrows deke how down pat does he got it, goalies know its coming and still bite.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

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lol did you not watch the shootout? flames were weaksauce

if i wanted to be a Luongo lover i would point out that Schneider still has 4.60GAA

he played well tonight

good thing he did too you disappeared pretty fast after his first game

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

LOL listen to the fan960 right now, so bitter :bigblush:
the host is trying to make the lame fans feel alittle bit better by saying the crowd tonight was 50/50 flames and Canucks fans... he's blind hehe.

Now he's saying even though the Canucks won were still not an elite team anymore. :towel:
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Good win boys. Happy for Kassian to score, be a physical presence, and get the shootout/game winner.

I also liked the addition of Schroeder and the way Raymond played. I noticed him quite a bit tonight. and not in the same way as usual. He made good passes and scored, and had good back check, and when there were plays where the puck was lost he'd come in and retrieve it in the defensive end.

Schneider was great, not perfect, but great. I'm sure he could have had those two goals back.

There were some bad plays by the defence at times. Schroeder still needs to muscle up some more. But he still made plays while falling on the ice. I think he's a much better Centre that actually makes plays around his team mates compared to Kesler.

I was slightly disappointed in Lapierre's game tonight. Edler too. Guys are still getting back to game shape, looks like a bit of rust came off and is a good sign. Garisson seemed to have some trouble at times but overall the team played better for sure. Just couldn't put in more goals as they dominated the 1st.

Rang both off the posts..one was on edge when shot...perfect shots !
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

The two goals Calgary scored were off the post and in --- one more inch the other way and Schneider would have had a shutout.

Great to see the young players doing well. Kassian is obvously a major talent --that combination of skill, size and toughness goes not come along often. Schroeder was pretty good, Tanev was good, and so was Raymond. Burrows is not exactly young but he had a solid game at centre. Weiss continues to look like a genuine scoring threat but he continues to have trouble with finish.

On the downside, some of the veterans were not great. Bieksa did not have a good game. Malhotra was good in the faceoff circle but really struggled otherwise. Garrison was not as good as I expected and Ballard continues to worry me. The Sedins are always good, but they were not as sharp as they sometimes are.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

Kassian looked unreal
Shredder was ok for a first game
Garrison's worst game so far, not worried though
Weise needs to learn to shoot big time
Schnieder was solid, getting his mojo back
I'd like to see the bottom 2 lines reunited and burrows on shredders wing next game
Lu looked dope even though he didnt play
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

kassian is really proving alot of people on this site wrong , my god my expectations were even low for what im seeing in these last two games

first gives a concussion to ben eager

2 goals

1 amazing shootout winner

he hits, he fights , he can protect the puck very well
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

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Oh yeah Noheart, who the heck are you clown? lol what are you going to do, your a joke.

If you ask Schnieder, he would tell you those were fairly easy shootout stops because they are straight shots. Dekes are tough to save, because that is the only goal he allowed. Why do you act so ga y with Schnieder? He has a girlfriend, so he's taken sorry to tell you.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

All I can say is typical Canucks stanley cup president trophy hockey, The sedins set up the Zach attack, Schroeder looked like Hodgson, we were solid on the forecheck, Lapierre entered beast mode with 7 hist, D looked solid, Schneids looked like a trophy winner.

typicle overraction we managed 2 goals vs the flames who got lit up their first 2 games, couldnt score, it took an amazing shot from raymond to score and after zack missed on the empty net wrap around got lucky with his shot being blocked comming right back to him with the goalie down and out.... with the amount of chances shouldve been able to to score 5 or 6 tonight if it was typicle nucks pres trophy hockey then we had a bunch of bad penalties leading to another 2 goal blown lead only to win it in a shootout vs a team who is projected to be near the bottom of the league. schroeder with 0 shots sure looked like hodgson hahah good analysist of the game pal.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

typicle overraction we managed 2 goals vs the flames who got lit up their first 2 games, couldnt score, it took an amazing shot from raymond to score and after zack missed on the empty net wrap around got lucky with his shot being blocked comming right back to him with the goalie down and out.... with the amount of chances shouldve been able to to score 5 or 6 tonight if it was typicle nucks pres trophy hockey then we had a bunch of bad penalties leading to another 2 goal blown lead only to win it in a shootout vs a team who is projected to be near the bottom of the league. schroeder with 0 shots sure looked like hodgson hahah good analysist of the game pal.


We were outshooting them 23-9 at one point, Kipper standing on his head is the only reason it wasn't worse than 2-0

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Oh yeah Noheart, who the heck are you clown? lol what are you going to do, your a joke. If you ask Schnieder, he would tell you those were fairly easy shootout stops because they are straight shots. Dekes are tough to save, because that is the only goal he allowed.


I was joking around, I thought it was funny, who cares we won.
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