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#1 Canuckler87

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:52 AM

For me:

Biggest pleasant surprise: That the NW division is still inferior to us even though we are not playing upto potential. With all the talk about the wild or oilers dethroning us, it still is our kingdom to rule.

Biggest dissapointment: Teams lack of hunger & compete levels - need i say more? We seem way too satisfied for whatever reason. What happened to the hunger & drive we displayed in the playoffs 2 yrs ago?
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#2 ChenWei91

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:53 AM

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Pleasant: Tanev is our #1 dman right now.

Dissapointment: Tanev is our #1 dman right now.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:55 AM

biggest disappointment - having lost more games than we have won
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:02 AM

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Pleasent Surprise: Kassian started off the way he did and showed what he could do.

Disappointment: Edler & that AV is still the coach of this team.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

Biggest disappointment & biggest pleasant surprise: how the team seems to play without Kesler in the lineup.

Kesler=pharmakon? ;)
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

Disappointment: Edler

Pleasant surprise: Luongo, not alot of people expected him to even still be here let alone play as well as he has.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

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Pleasant: Tanev

Disappointment: AV
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:10 AM

For me:

Biggest pleasant surprise: That the NW division is still inferior to us even though we are not playing upto potential. With all the talk about the wild or oilers dethroning us, it still is our kingdom to rule.


that can very easily still happen
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

when we lose to minny on sunday they will be two points behind us with a game in hand. poised to dethrone us.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:17 AM

Biggest pleasant surprise: expected winning goalie duo of Lu, Schneider willing to stay together in Vancouver

Disappointment: Neither of them is playing well enough to permanently take the #1 spot and it's unlikely either will get traded for the return MG wants... oh and the offense and defense are out of wack.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:23 AM

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Biggest pleasant surprise: Raymond finding his game again

Biggest Disappointment: I think the 2010-2011 playoffs actually broke Kesler, he's never been the same since. He has been the biggest let down of the past two years in all honesty. As a result our second line is also broke, as usual.

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#12 nuck nit

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:28 AM

+ : Raymond

- : No replacement for Salo and our PP sucks.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:28 AM

Biggest pleasant surprise: Raymond finding his game again

Biggest Disappointment: I think the 2010-2011 playoffs actually broke Kesler, he's never been the same since. He has been the biggest let down of the past two years in all honesty. As a result our second line is also broke, as usual.


I think you are quite right. Similar to what happened to Linden and the core after the Rangers won in '94. :-/
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:40 AM

+ the way Raymond and some our young guys have played

- the inability for the whole team to play their best
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:47 AM

MayRay. Performance without the second line.

Not disappointed about anything really - no real standouts - a number of guys could pick up their game, but nothing epic.
If forced to pick something, it would be Kesler's return to misfortune, and that the team almost seemed to respond in a disconcerting way when he returned to the lineup.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:30 AM

Pleasant: Tanev is our #1 dman right now.

Dissapointment: Tanev is our #1 dman right now.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:49 AM

Disappointment: edler

Surprise: how sweet tanev and Raymond are playing
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#18 John.Tallhouse

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:10 AM

Diss = Garrison

Suprise = Hansen playin with soul
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:20 AM

Disappointment : Booth
- I was expecting little from him since he played many games last year unlike kassian he played only few games
- Got injured during training (:-s)


Surprise: Tanev (very consistent and so far our no#1 D. )
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

tanev is playing great...hansen is doing good....the top line is in sinc....lots of hockey left...
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#21 Kryten

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

Pleasant: Tanev is our #1 dman right now.

Dissapointment: Tanev is our #1 dman right now.


Perfect.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

I think you are quite right. Similar to what happened to Linden and the core after the Rangers won in '94. :-/


I hadn't made that parallel before, but now that you mention it ....
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

Biggest Disaster: The Florida Panthers Garrison, Booth, Ballard
Biggest Pleasant Surprise: That Alain Vigneault is still coaching this team
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

The Good: MayRay and Janniks game has been awesome!
The Bad: The fact that we havn't traded a goalie yet
The Ugly: Edlers play
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Biggest Disaster: The Florida Panthers Garrison, Booth, Ballard

You know Luo is from Florida too, right?
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

Biggest pleasant surprise: Raymond finding his game again.

Biggest disappointment: the fact that Raymond finding his game again is the biggest positive so far this season.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

+: tanev hanson higgens
-: kesler, edler, garrison, lapierre, volpattis gone, PP ect
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Pleasant: Schroeder and Raymond finding their games (2 positives in that Raymond is playing well and Schroeder has found his shooter - great for development)

Disappoint: Many of the problems seen in previous years were not addressed.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

Biggest surprise: Lack of goal scoring and power play

Biggest Fail: Fanbase

Come down from the ledge people.

If you remove the divisional leader seedings, we are....guess what....3rd in the conference. As of this morning we are 8th overall out of 30 teams.

I'm just surprised that such knowledgeable hockey fans would blow up a contender at the mid-point of a lockout shortened season that also had no pre-season. Sure they can drive this off a cliff in the next few weeks but they can also go on a run.

Hell 3 months ago most of you professed to be done with the game now you are up in arms because those who are running the team won't read these forums and take your advise.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

Disappointment: Garrison. It looks like he's starting to play better though

Surprise: How well Raymond has bounced back this season.
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