Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

-Vintage Canuck-

[PGT] Stars @ Canucks

336 posts in this topic

Maybe because Hamhuis isn't supposed to be an offensive D man? We signed him because he is one of the best shutdown defensemen in the league, not for his offense.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blow another 2 goal lead, Cory with another bad game, and refs showing again they shouldn't have those jobs.

At least Henrik gave us something to cheer about.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't blame the refs for this one, the Weise penalty was the only really unfair one.

Hate to say it but the team played a great 45 minutes, and Cory Schneider single handedly blew this game for the Canucks. He made maybe 2 good saves but let in 3 real stinkers. The only fair goal to beat him was the game winner, but the Canucks should of won this game 3-1. Both goalies were brutal in this game but Schneider was out-played by a crappy backup. For all you Luongo haters out there, Schneider just had a prototypical Luongo-like game from last season - bad goal beat him short side, couldn't contain rebounds to save his life, was outmuscled in the crease and beat high glove. Now Luongo's fixed all those problems and they're the ones haunting Schneider.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dallas had no business winning that game, but hey, it happens once in a while.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He is also a wrestler. MMA is sport that is full of discipline and sportsmanship. You wouldn't know, the only thing you know is hockey and beer just like every other redneck narrow minded Canadian.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hell, I didn't even know. Indeed, who does watch wrestling? I never see wrestling highlights on TSN for some reason :sadno:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most exciting game in awhile, nice to see a non-division team.

Raymond scored. I don't understand how they came up with that call.

More crow served up for Luongo haters, or maybe that was him in net wearing a Schneider jersey. Elite goalies don't let in soft goals right haters?! Soft serve Schneider tonight.

Kesler looked good.

Was that Kassian's check on the 4th because he should have been covered better.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would just like to know how Bieksa is getting a free pass?

Schneider was at fault for 2 goals and our defense was at fault for 2 goals. Yet Schneider gets the majority of the blame.

Bieksa has been just terrible. He should be the one traded in the offseason not Ballard, I love Bieksa's personality but Ballard has been the far better player this season.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would just like to know how Bieksa is getting a free pass?

Schneider was at fault for 2 goals and our defense was at fault for 2 goals. Yet Schneider gets the majority of the blame.

Bieksa has been just terrible. He should be the one traded in the offseason not Ballard, I love Bieksa's personality but Ballard has been the far better player this season.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Start Schneider next game.

Start Lu against the Hawks unless Schneider bounces back and gets an S.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would just like to know how Bieksa is getting a free pass?

Schneider was at fault for 2 goals and our defense was at fault for 2 goals. Yet Schneider gets the majority of the blame.

Bieksa has been just terrible. He should be the one traded in the offseason not Ballard, I love Bieksa's personality but Ballard has been the far better player this season.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would just like to know how Bieksa is getting a free pass?

Schneider was at fault for 2 goals and our defense was at fault for 2 goals. Yet Schneider gets the majority of the blame.

Bieksa has been just terrible. He should be the one traded in the offseason not Ballard, I love Bieksa's personality but Ballard has been the far better player this season.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, Bieksa has been struggling lately. Maybe scratch him next game and put in Barker and see how he does?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What are you trying to say? They fight, beat the hell out of each other, and shake hands after. All sportsmanship. You guys think hockey players are the toughest people in the world because they fight. A 135lb mma fighter would destroy any NHL player

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Start Schneider next game.

Start Lu against the Hawks unless Schneider bounces back and gets an S.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What are you trying to say? They fight, beat the hell out of each other, and shake hands after. All sportsmanship. You guys think hockey players are the toughest people in the world because they fight. A 135lb mma fighter would destroy any NHL player

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is exactly what I worried might happen if we traded Luongo. Except it was made worse by Schneider. Him crapping the bed in the first game, and having struggles he just did not have before 'starter' talk started up around him is just bad news all around. Schneider might not be handling the pressure that was put on him since he finally got a taste of the negative media when he was not suppose to be the backup. He didn't have 'slow' starts, a huge fight that people use to have when wanting to start him over Luongo. He didn't have 'bad' games where he looked rattled after giving up a goal or a bad one for the most part.. it happened in the very first game, and now in this one. He is doing things that he did not do when he was the 'backup'. And now Luongo is playing loose for once and he looks just as good if not better than he did in 06, considering he is now a lot better at handling the puck. And he's not even in one of his 'zone' moments where he goes on a tear. He's just better in general right now, even during his average games.

But, Luongo is all but traded at this point.. and now we are definitely left with the reality that Schneider might not be ready, or just might have an issue with the pressure playing here. It's only dozen or so games in, but that dozen or so games is closing in on half the season. The worst possible thing that Schneider could've done to himself in this city was leave room for doubt to go to him. He is going to bail fast as hell if Luongo is traded and he doesn't do as well, especially if Luongo is successful wherever he ends up. The media will have a field day with him and management. This whole goalie situation is probably going to get even more ugly than it already was.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I would love that. It would send him a message that if he doesn't pick it up he won't continue to get a free pass.

Knowing AV he will likely never do it though.

I think our defense should look like this next game either way:

Hamhuis - Edler

Ballard - Tanev

Garrison - Bieksa

Ballard and Tanev are playing like the 2nd pair, Bieksa and Garrison are playing like the 3rd pair. And the icetime should be distributed as such.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.