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#1 ShakyWalton

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

Just asking this question,,do you honestly think that the NUX will beat either STL or CHI?

I would guess this week may go a long way to make peeps decide,,,but in all honesty..I cant see it.

CHI is a tough team and if we get STL in the first round,,well...good luck is all I can say.

I havent seen much killer instinct in our team this year and certainly no drive in crucial situations...you can flame me all you wish but it wont take away from the fact the NUX need to be totally on their game with all pistons firing or its an early exit.

I hope Im wrong,,but the playoffs as they sit scare me with this team.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

It doesn't matter who the Canucks play as long as they can build up some momentum and confidence.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

No one predicted the Kings to win the cup either last year.

Kesler/Roy/Sedins/Schneider could beast up in the playoffs and lead us to the cup. :rolleyes:
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

I think
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

I think we would deal with st.louis easily but chicago would be tough since they are on fire this year
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:10 PM

yes. i think.


honestly
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

Honestly, I'm gonna be honest with you.

I honestly think that we will honestly have a really hard time with the blues if we match up in a playoffs series, I'm not a 100% confident that we'll win a series vs them, but neither should they.

I also think that a series against Chicago would be an extremely tough series to get through, and that they Definitly look like they have the edge, goaltending would be huge in a series like this.

All in all, I honestly think that a series against either of these two teams would be extremely challenging and that they would Definitly ware us down.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

I have seen weirder things happen.

I just don't know about the canucks this year, we havn't really played any games with urgency nor with a full 60 minute effort. Without solid goalitending we would be fighing off teams for 6th in the west.

I think roy woke the team up however, and with consistant line combanations we could snap out of it.

Not expecting much this year, however if the joke is on me ill gladly take it.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

As a canucks supporter... I honestly think they can... Wouldn't be good fans if we thought they would lose right?...what's the point in watching if we didn't think they could win
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

IMO, those 2 and the wings are the teams that I wouldn't wanna face.

We could barely beat chicago when they had an even worse team.

And Blues are going to the finals unless they face the hawks. They're very underrated.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

With the quality of our team, we can beat anyone if we put our minds to it and play to the best of our ability.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

Just asking this question,,do you honestly think that the NUX will beat either STL or CHI?

I would guess this week may go a long way to make peeps decide,,,but in all honesty..I cant see it.

CHI is a tough team and if we get STL in the first round,,well...good luck is all I can say.

I havent seen much killer instinct in our team this year and certainly no drive in crucial situations...you can flame me all you wish but it wont take away from the fact the NUX need to be totally on their game with all pistons firing or its an early exit.

I hope Im wrong,,but the playoffs as they sit scare me with this team.

Fear shuts down reason... if you interviewed the Canucks what do you think they would say if you asked them if they could beat Chicago or St. Louis?
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

As a canucks supporter... I honestly think they can... Wouldn't be good fans if we thought they would lose right?...what's the point in watching if we didn't think they could win

Wanting them to win and thinking they will win are two completely different things. I always want the Canucks to win, any fan should, but if I don't think they will, that won't make me or anyone else like-minded any less of a fan.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

While I agree that sometimes we do lack the killer instincts and let teams come back, I honestly believe we can beat any team if we put our minds to it.. and I'm not saying that because I'm a blind supporter and here is why:
The following is our record against the possible playoff teams of the West:
Chicago: 1-0-1 (1 more game coming up)
Anaheim: 1-1-0 (1 more game coming up)
LA: 2-0-1
San Jose: 0-2-1
St Louis: 1-0-1 (1 more game coming up)
Minnesota: 2-2-0
Dallas: 1-1-0 (1 more game coming up)
Detroit: 1-1-0 (1 more game coming up)

so you see, other than against San Jose, we've been pretty evenly matched with these contending teams, and we've done so while having our forward group taped together.. we play 5 of our last 7 games against these teams and these games will be a better telling of how we might do against them in the playoffs
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

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We've played the Blackhawks twice (I believe...will check) and it's a split - both games went to shootouts?

Same for the Blues - split at a game a piece.

So why not? Of course we can beat them and it's a matter of a few things that will likely determine who comes out on top and a couple of them are out of our control (injuries/reffing). Goaltending will be huge and we likely have an edge there with two #1 goaltenders...any team's got to be a bit concerned about that. But we need to play defense first (without all the sloppy giveaways, etc.) and come out with energy and hard hits. Then, hopefully, the scoring will just follow suit in that. Like that we don't have to totally rely on the Sedins and have other players totally capable of chipping in with that.

I feel optimistic, unlike the sky is falling crew.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

we beat both teams in the playoffs within the last 5 years, basically the same core groups.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

As a canucks supporter... I honestly think they can... Wouldn't be good fans if we thought they would lose right?...what's the point in watching if we didn't think they could win


Hope springs eternal!!

Thinking they can win and hoping they can win are very different things.

My heart tells me they can pull it off. My head tells me this team simply doesn' thave it this year.

A pleasent surprise is always welcome.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

Just asking this question,,do you honestly think that the NUX will beat either STL or CHI?

I would guess this week may go a long way to make peeps decide,,,but in all honesty..I cant see it.

CHI is a tough team and if we get STL in the first round,,well...good luck is all I can say.

I havent seen much killer instinct in our team this year and certainly no drive in crucial situations...you can flame me all you wish but it wont take away from the fact the NUX need to be totally on their game with all pistons firing or its an early exit.

I hope Im wrong,,but the playoffs as they sit scare me with this team.


What crucial situations are you referring to? I haven't seen anything resembling a must win situation yet this year.

They've played nearly the entire season without a second line and are in very good position to finish 3rd in the conference. I'd say they've been consistently getting it done, whether they're impressing people in the process or not.

They haven't been in a position to 'fire on all cylinders' - but they've gotten themselves in place to enter the playoffs a respectable seed, and have the personnel if they remain relatively healthy, to match up well against anyone imo, Chicago included.

Their chances heading into the playoffs might have been better in 2010, but scarcely better in the history of the franchise.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:22 PM

And did you think the Kings could honestly take out the #1,2,3 seed last year? Didnt think so..
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

Blues suck, we would smash them in 6 or less. Chicago..........yea I don't know about that, they just seem to bring out the worst in the Nucks.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

Would MUCH rather StL stayed up in the #4/5 slot-be nice to see them pound away at LA, 1st round. Bad blood between them two. Would rather our boys start out against SJ, despite the three lousy games this yr.

We've beaten SJ recently in the PO's, which psychologically can be a boost. They're older, with some injury-prone players, as well. Niemi is also uneven, at times. If Schneids plays to his standard, I DO think we'd take them out.

Once you get beyond the first round, health, bounces & momentum can start to control outcomes...
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

why is everybody scared of CHI?
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

In following up, I'd really like to play the Blackhawks. Just to keep 'em in their place.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

Any team can beat any team, That is the glory of the NHL.
It is the most unpredictable sport.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:36 PM

Any team can beat any team, That is the glory of the NHL.
It is the most unpredictable sport.

in one game absolutely! But I'd like to think that an intelligent hockey enthusiast can predict the winner of each series (before game one of each series) 80% of the time.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

in one game absolutely! But I'd like to think that an intelligent hockey enthusiast can predict the winner of each series (before game one of each series) 80% of the time.

For sure, but how many people predicted the kings to upset the Canucks?
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

If the Canucks have to face the Ducks, they will get a severe azz whipping.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

For sure, but how many people predicted the kings to upset the Canucks?

if i recalled correctly the entire panel did. I don't predict canucks series myself. Waaaaaaay to biased lol.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

if i recalled correctly the entire panel did. I don't predict canucks series myself. Waaaaaaay to biased lol.

There was a 15 percent upset meter, and that was only if Quick stood on his head.
Hell, their own fans were saying Canucks in 5
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