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#1 Bodee

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

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Hi, having watched last nights game against the SC holders I noticed some things that were very encouraging.

Firstly, is it my imagination or did the Twins and Raymond play "bigger" in that game?

Little things like Henrik getting between one of his players and shoving his opponent back, both he and Danny finishing checks and and pushing off opponents, like they meant it, around Cory's goal.

Raymond, I thought at one stage seemed to be looking for a fight (I couldn't believe it) I know he wasn't :) but he was shoving, then being shoved and shoving back. He was checking on the boards harder than I've ever seen him.

Secondly, the D looks like it's on it's way back.

Bieksa was his usual truculent self. Hammer was almost back on song, even Edler was looking a different player from what we have seen the past few games. Alberts slotted in fine and was physical as (probably) instructed and looked reliable. I thought Garrison would have deserved the title of "best defender"...........except for a guy who just gets better and better, Chris Tanev......really who knows how good this guy can become and it's all done with the composure of a 30 year old veteran.

He is resourceful, inventive with his passing when he needs to be, never seems to notice a hard check on him (when he is not dodging them anyway) and has even started to look for shooting opportunities.

Thirdly we had the "Old Firm" back together and creating hockey poetry on the ice. More than a few glimpses of the the twins and Burr at their best..........and when they are, they are nearly unplayable. I have never seen defenders look so befuddled especially when Hank "nutmegged" one of them so badly the guy almost left the arena.

Raymond was all speed, hard work and rapier sharp, beating Quick with a shot so fast I doubt he even saw it. Hansen was also back to his best and the signs were there that Higgins is warming to the task.

I could go on but it's not as if you guys hadn't seen it. I just wanted to show appreciation for a great effort.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

I loved watching my favorite player pushing back for once. Henrik is one of the most respectable guys in the league, humble about everything he does. And I'm happy to see that he isn't going to take everyone's crap, and he showed that he will push back if he has too. I did see more aggression out of players who normally do not show it. It's great to see guys are starting to stick up for themselves.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Good observations, there were many more positives...which is great.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

Hi, having watched last nights game against the SC holders I noticed some things that were very encouraging.

Firstly, is it my imagination or did the Twins and Raymond play "bigger" in that game?

Little things like Henrik getting between one of his players and shoving his opponent back, both he and Danny finishing checks and and pushing off opponents, like they meant it, around Cory's goal.

Raymond, I thought at one stage seemed to be looking for a fight (I couldn't believe it) I know he wasn't :) but he was shoving, then being shoved and shoving back. He was checking on the boards harder than I've ever seen him.

Secondly, the D looks like it's on it's way back.

Bieksa was his usual truculent self. Hammer was almost back on song, even Edler was looking a different player from what we have seen the past few games. Alberts slotted in fine and was physical as (probably) instructed and looked reliable. I thought Garrison would have deserved the title of "best defender"...........except for a guy who just gets better and better, Chris Tanev......really who knows how good this guy can become and it's all done with the composure of a 30 year old veteran.

He is resourceful, inventive with his passing when he needs to be, never seems to notice a hard check on him (when he is not dodging them anyway) and has even started to look for shooting opportunities.

Thirdly we had the "Old Firm" back together and creating hockey poetry on the ice. More than a few glimpses of the the twins and Burr at their best..........and when they are, they are nearly unplayable. I have never seen defenders look so befuddled especially when Hank "nutmegged" one of them so badly the guy almost left the arena.

Raymond was all speed, hard work and rapier sharp, beating Quick with a shot so fast I doubt he even saw it. Hansen was also back to his best and the signs were there that Higgins is warming to the task.

I could go on but it's not as if you guys hadn't seen it. I just wanted to show appreciation for a great effort.


OMG I cant believe I just +1ed you haha
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

Never seen Bieksa that physical in forever. Sestito must really give them some confidence, Kassian plays like a little boy compared to him....
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

Never seen Bieksa that physical in forever. Sestito must really give them some confidence, Kassian plays like a little boy compared to him....


Come on be fair, Sestito has 3 years on Kass. one and a half years of grooming in one of the most physical teams in the league. You have seen THE video by the way, I take it..................the one where Kass gives Sestito 3/4 freebies and then kicks his ass.

The only thing imo Sestito has over Kass is 3years of age.

But this is a positive thread............so If that's how you saw it fair enough. :)

Edited by Bodee, 03 March 2013 - 02:12 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

I love how after we win a game CDC get all positive...

unfortunately after we lose, like Mike Gillis said "the sky is falling"...AV needs to be fired, MG is an idiot, Raymond and the sedins are soft, Kassian is brutal, Luongo needs to be traded, etc..

I'm really liking the positivty my friend, +1

Let's face it, we have been blessed for years with the team we have. We forget how fortunate we are.

Can CDC just agree to stop being so negative and stupid after we lose a game? thanks.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

Well it's only one game. But clearly the rest helped and hopefully the win will help us get back on track.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

It's incredible how opinions have magically changed from all doom and gloom to this in the space of 24 hours.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

agree with most of it, but Alberts did not looks reliable dude. Tanev bailed him out, and he was the common factor for both of Kings goals scored.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

Well, considering the team mailed it in for the previous two games, it was due time that they gave the fans their money's worth and showed up and make an attempt to play a full game in all three zones of the ice.

For the most part, they accomplished this last night...and when the Canucks play like the way they did last night, they are a tough bunch to beat (with or without Kes in the line up).

We got a couple of freebies from Quick last night, but these were the result of hard work and being opportunistic, so maybe the hockey gods are starting to smile upon us. The officiating was its usual below NHL standards, and we came through it just fine.

Guys like Sestito and Alberts, when playing with angry purpose in their game makes eveyone an inch taller, 10 pounds heavier and 25% more abrasive (this may be the only thing that I agree with Don Cherry on). That's the reason why I think we need to have a few guys like these in our lineup...not because they are going to go out and pummel anyone, though that helps at the appropriate time. I loved it when Raymond was trying to start something with Fraser...and the way Henrik was initiating the pushing.

Garrison looks to be gaining confidence...he's jumping up on the rush at the right times and he's showing off the canon that he owns.

These are all good/positive things...lets hope that this is the beginning of a March roll that moves us from being pretenders to contenders.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

agree with most of it, but Alberts did not looks reliable dude. Tanev bailed him out, and he was the common factor for both of Kings goals scored.


I do not think Alberts deserves blame for either goal:
# 1 - Not a penalty
# 2 - Schneider must bear primary blame for that (he would certainly say that himself, since he is so humble and responsible)
A very appreciated performance from the team, and an appreciate thread as well.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

I love how after we win a game CDC get all positive...

unfortunately after we lose, like Mike Gillis said "the sky is falling"...AV needs to be fired, MG is an idiot, Raymond and the sedins are soft, Kassian is brutal, Luongo needs to be traded, etc..

I'm really liking the positivty my friend, +1

Let's face it, we have been blessed for years with the team we have. We forget how fortunate we are.

Can CDC just agree to stop being so negative and stupid after we lose a game? thanks.


Negative fans talk more after a loss, positive fans more after a win. You'll notice it's rarely the same posters flipflopping so it's not all the CDC behaving a certain way, it just seems that way to you. So no need to generalize.

Also, we are not a fortunate team yet as we have not won yet, but hopefully will get there in this era.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

It's incredible how opinions have magically changed from all doom and gloom to this in the space of 24 hours.


Yeah I know right.. the op was all doom and gloom in the volpatti being claimed thread. Saying stuff like "MG is a bone head for making stupid moves"

Now he's all up in here being positive. OP you are a tool.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Yeah I know right.. the op was all doom and gloom in the volpatti being claimed thread. Saying stuff like "MG is a bone head for making stupid moves"

Now he's all up in here being positive. OP you are a tool.


Well to be fair, I've never really seen the Sedins or Raymond be that physical ever... quite the surprise.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Hi, having watched last nights game against the SC holders I noticed some things that were very encouraging.

Firstly, is it my imagination or did the Twins and Raymond play "bigger" in that game?

Little things like Henrik getting between one of his players and shoving his opponent back, both he and Danny finishing checks and and pushing off opponents, like they meant it, around Cory's goal.

Raymond, I thought at one stage seemed to be looking for a fight (I couldn't believe it) I know he wasn't :) but he was shoving, then being shoved and shoving back. He was checking on the boards harder than I've ever seen him.

Secondly, the D looks like it's on it's way back.

Bieksa was his usual truculent self. Hammer was almost back on song, even Edler was looking a different player from what we have seen the past few games. Alberts slotted in fine and was physical as (probably) instructed and looked reliable. I thought Garrison would have deserved the title of "best defender"...........except for a guy who just gets better and better, Chris Tanev......really who knows how good this guy can become and it's all done with the composure of a 30 year old veteran.

He is resourceful, inventive with his passing when he needs to be, never seems to notice a hard check on him (when he is not dodging them anyway) and has even started to look for shooting opportunities.

Thirdly we had the "Old Firm" back together and creating hockey poetry on the ice. More than a few glimpses of the the twins and Burr at their best..........and when they are, they are nearly unplayable. I have never seen defenders look so befuddled especially when Hank "nutmegged" one of them so badly the guy almost left the arena.

Raymond was all speed, hard work and rapier sharp, beating Quick with a shot so fast I doubt he even saw it. Hansen was also back to his best and the signs were there that Higgins is warming to the task.

I could go on but it's not as if you guys hadn't seen it. I just wanted to show appreciation for a great effort.


Don't sweat it Bodee, eventually they will lose again and you can go back to telling us how this team sucks, just think....you'll be happy again!!
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

Well, they had like 4 days off to prepare for this game against L.A.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

Hi, having watched last nights game against the SC holders I noticed some things that were very encouraging.

Firstly, is it my imagination or did the Twins and Raymond play "bigger" in that game?

Little things like Henrik getting between one of his players and shoving his opponent back, both he and Danny finishing checks and and pushing off opponents, like they meant it, around Cory's goal.

Raymond, I thought at one stage seemed to be looking for a fight (I couldn't believe it) I know he wasn't :) but he was shoving, then being shoved and shoving back. He was checking on the boards harder than I've ever seen him.

Secondly, the D looks like it's on it's way back.

Bieksa was his usual truculent self. Hammer was almost back on song, even Edler was looking a different player from what we have seen the past few games. Alberts slotted in fine and was physical as (probably) instructed and looked reliable. I thought Garrison would have deserved the title of "best defender"...........except for a guy who just gets better and better, Chris Tanev......really who knows how good this guy can become and it's all done with the composure of a 30 year old veteran.

He is resourceful, inventive with his passing when he needs to be, never seems to notice a hard check on him (when he is not dodging them anyway) and has even started to look for shooting opportunities.

Thirdly we had the "Old Firm" back together and creating hockey poetry on the ice. More than a few glimpses of the the twins and Burr at their best..........and when they are, they are nearly unplayable. I have never seen defenders look so befuddled especially when Hank "nutmegged" one of them so badly the guy almost left the arena.

Raymond was all speed, hard work and rapier sharp, beating Quick with a shot so fast I doubt he even saw it. Hansen was also back to his best and the signs were there that Higgins is warming to the task.

I could go on but it's not as if you guys hadn't seen it. I just wanted to show appreciation for a great effort.


You're hilarious... sky is falling one day, sunshine the next.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

Well to be fair, I've never really seen the Sedins or Raymond be that physical ever... quite the surprise.


How have you missed Henrik actually laying out hits for the last 10 games?!!!

Not many per game, mind you, but he has been adding that to his repertoire now.

Very impressive.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

How have you missed Henrik actually laying out hits for the last 10 games?!!!

Not many per game, mind you, but he has been adding that to his repertoire now.

Very impressive.


Well I've noticed him being physical especially at the start when Kassian was on his line, but he took it to a new level last night I felt haha.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

I always find it hilarious in the rare occasions the twins get physical. I was proud of them.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

I love how after we win a game CDC get all positive...

unfortunately after we lose, like Mike Gillis said "the sky is falling"...AV needs to be fired, MG is an idiot, Raymond and the sedins are soft, Kassian is brutal, Luongo needs to be traded, etc..

I'm really liking the positivty my friend, +1

Let's face it, we have been blessed for years with the team we have. We forget how fortunate we are.

Can CDC just agree to stop being so negative and stupid after we lose a game? thanks.


It's like MG said " 12 years in their mothers' basement". He was decribing twitter, but the first thing that came to my mind was this forum. Great game Canucks lets feed the Flame the same dish.

Edited by Vancanwincup, 03 March 2013 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

It's incredible how opinions have magically changed from all doom and gloom to this in the space of 24 hours.


In what way have my opinions changed?


You misunderstand me and many others obviously. I am writing because of the uplift in performance. The winning of the small battles, and the change of attitude regarding physicality and intensity.

It reminded me of the games we played against Boston and Detroit last season and we all thought that was how we would continue.

Unfortunately Sami got gubbed by Marchand and AV went on his round of musical chair selections with the defence..........including the strange disappearance of KB4.

I am NOT a happy clapper. I believe in calling it as I see it and in last night's case I think credit should be given when it is due.

I haven't changed my opinion, that team will not win the SC and I would doubt they would win a best of 7 now against LA.

MG still owes it two big upgrades. Without them we won't go deep. That is my personal opinion. I suppose you'll be happy now that you've managed to sour a decent thread.

Edited by Bodee, 03 March 2013 - 05:37 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

Schneider was beastly
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

It's damned disappointing but oh so predictable that when I was writing this thread I knew the insults would come. You guys are hilarious.
Have I said that I've changed my mind on any one thing I've said in the past? Has everybody who has a critical opinion on some aspects have to be critical of everything ALL the time?

I still think Volpatti was a mistake. OK?
I still think MG is not giving this team a proper chance at the SC.
I still think we have stood still for 2 years.

Only an idiot would think that any of that would prevent me from being pleased with a fine performance last night and trying to write a positive thread about it.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

It's damned disappointing but oh so predictable that when I was writing this thread I knew the insults would come. You guys are hilarious.
Have I said that I've changed my mind on any one thing I've said in the past? Has everybody who has a critical opinion on some aspects have to be critical of everything ALL the time?

I still think Volpatti was a mistake. OK?
I still think MG is not giving this team a proper chance at the SC.
I still think we have stood still for 2 years.

Only an idiot would think that any of that would prevent me from being pleased with a fine performance last night and trying to write a positive thread about it.


Bro, just deactivate your account and start a new one up..

Call it a new beginning.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:39 AM

Bro, just deactivate your account and start a new one up..

Call it a new beginning.


Cheers for the advice bro but I wouldn't give some of these assholes the satisfaction.
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