dont really know what we have in a team.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:01 PM
is there anything a gif cant answer?
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:06 PM
It's like you have sand in your nether regions, and there's no source of water around
Nah. The sand is trapped between my socks and toes which causes moderate friction burns while walking with the old crocs on.
PS-You forgot to end your sentence with a period.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:26 PM
I knew Bertuzzi Babe had some dupe accounts.
Anyways, I too have been looking at the schedule and our play and I for one am very excited.
Detroit has been playing mediocre at best, Howard is falling apart without his big name defense in front of him.
St.Lois has started to fall apart and will easily crumble under our forecheck. They will be a good team, but no threat against us for the next couple seasons.
Chicago NEEDS to play against us as we are the only team that seems to be able to shut down their offense. If it was up to me we would play Chicago every other game so that we can keep their wins in check.
Nashville has great goaltending but no offense at all, and there is no way they can beat us if they can only score one goal a game.
Dallas has had some amazing performances by Lethonen and Jagr, but have been very inconsistent and are no threat in the polayoffs or the regular season.
Edmonton is definately looking like a new team as their young stars are developing nicely. Dubnyk, although vastly improved, is not in contender form and although they may steal a couple points, are no real threat to the nucks.
Anaheim has been inconsistent but are deciviously dangerous. I think they may have a great playoff run as long as they play hard and play like they want it. I think they will make it to the 3rd round. But once again not a sustained threat to the Canucks.
San Jose is a regular season threat every year, but they seem to have more fire this year then usual. If any team is a serious problem to Vancouver, its the Sharks. Very high offense. Our only hope is too learn how to capitalize on our PP and hope our goaltenders stand on their heads. I do think their history in the playoffs will work against them, and they me be upset in the first couple rounds as is their style.
Calgary, Minnesota, Columbus, Colorado, LA and Phoenix will just be point farms for us.
The East is shaping up to be interesting, but they do appear weaker over all. I would be very surprised to see an Eastern team win it this year.
So OP in a way I guess I agree with you. If through some unforseen change in point standings we were to face San Jose in the first round, I could see us losing for sure. But if we meet them much further down the series, we will be better prepared. Having our players prepared for games has always been AV's weak point. Of course this is all based on my opinions, a 12 game sample size, decades of being a hockey fan, and assuming no one else goes on the IR, so I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
What you think you know is in fact, incorrect... I'm male and this is the only account I have. However, I appreciate your well articulated post as it doesn't burn my eyes and drastically lower my intelligence modifier reading it. You've touched on some good points and anything can happen in the playoffs. If they were to start tomorrow, I'd be most worried about the Sharks but considering they're chronic chokers and will probably need the Heimlich maneuver to get to the third round. The Blues, Hawks and Pred-Wings could all do really well if they get on a late season roll.
My biggest concern would be AV and his inability to adapt on the fly, prepare players for war and remember to use the time out. Hopefully after all these years he'll surprise us this year and have some new tricks up his sleeves.