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Game Discussion: Vancouver vs. Dallas (18/04/2013 5:30PM)


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actually no when roy was added to the team everyone saw an instant change for the better and when kesler came back the team played even better it was only when tanev and bieksa came out of the lineup when this team fell apart the last 2 games

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We were missing Kes. Booth. Higgins. Bieksa. Tanev. At any given time in any combination.

Here's my deal - not denial, I don't hold some magic ability to foresee the future. Not sure you do either. And if you think this team CAN'T win, then why bother? You're wasting everyone's time, including your own. Doesn't help to stick around and whine and mope.

I'm here every game, start to finish. I just love that the naysayers ONLY chime in at the end, when there's a loss in progress. Sorry, not sure I'm the wrong type of fan in this.

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To blame Schneider for this debacle is baseless. He did what he could despite the horrible defense. Barker and Ballard were putrid, Hamhuis seems to be slipping, while I would say Edler, Garrison, and Alberts at least did what they could from a physical standpoint.

Relying on a goaltender to save you games won't work in the playoffs.

All the same, this game was horrible. Hopefully the team is embarrassed thoroughly by this and does something about it. Otherwise, it will be another disappointing end to the season.

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I've got a hanky for you, if you need it.

Actually a realist will be honest with themselves and others when the team they follow and support takes a big steamy one against a team out of playoff contention. Is it one game? Yes. Is it an important game that could have signed the teams ticket into the postseason? Yes. Yes. Yes.

I am still a Canucks fan and do want to see them win the Cup, but not if they play like they couldn't give a funk. Sorry but getting cold now is the worst thing for them to do. The team went on a win streak without Kesler in the line up.

I'm hoping Minny wins so the pressure becomes unbearable and the Canucks dig deep like they did earlier this year. If they do, we have a case. If they can't, well then the writings on the wall, isn't it?

I support the Canucks when the look and play like they care.

That first line? Save it.

You're the one who honestly sounds like he needs it. I'm good - having fun watching hockey. I watch it all and just love that the playoffs are upon us. So you keep whining and moping and jumping in and out when the boys "prove themselves" to you...I'll do my thing which is watch some hockey. I don't just watch for the explosive wins...I watch. Period. Because it's a sport I enjoy. I support the Canucks period.

It only looks easy bud. They're trying, believe me. But I'm sure you'd do better.

Oh, and let me add - a realist would consider that the team has played 4 games in 6 nights on the road. So yeah, realistic to expect them to come out flying and win every game.

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Well, I guess we'll see which Canucks team shows up the next game. Toonight, three things come to mind: No speed through neutral zone, D-men are slow and guys losing their man. Goaltending has been fine this year so our goalies are doing their part.

I'm just looking forward to Chicago. Win or lose, I don't care. Just hoping to see some smart and intense hockey. Oh, where are the big hits this year?

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That first line? Save it.

You're the one who honestly sounds like he needs it. I'm good - having fun watching hockey. I watch it all and just love that the playoffs are upon us. So you keep whining and moping and jumping in and out when the boys "prove themselves" to you...I'll do my thing which is watch some hockey. I don't just watch for the explosive wins...I watch. Period. Because it's a sport I enjoy. I support the Canucks period.

It only looks easy bud. They're trying, believe me. But I'm sure you'd do better.

Oh, and let me add - a realist would consider that the team has played 4 games in 6 nights on the road. So yeah, realistic to expect them to come out flying and win every game.

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We got blown out be Detroit when they had to ice 7 AHL replacements.

WE go tdominated by Nashville and they had 5 AHLers in their lineup.

Injuries are an excuse for losers. Pittsburgh is dominating everyone and is missing Crosby (best player in the world) and Malkin and had been without Letang.

Always lots of excuses for the Nucks playing like crap...the refs hate us; too much travel; back-to-back games; too many guys injured (Higgins and Tanev = 3rd line checker and 6th D man, REALLY?): games isn't important; saving themselves for the playoffs.

Face it, they just aren't playing good hockey no matter who is on the ice. The only reason this team is in the positio nthey are is, they have better goaltending most nights than their opposition. Significantly better. When the goalies play average, this team looks like the keystone cops!

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Well, it certainly looks like they are playing to stay healthy. I don't know any other reason for their lethargic play. It has been awhile now that every team can beat them on the boards. They never used to be beaten on the boards. I don't know, they are not playing to their potential for sure. I don't think they care where they end up. For two years they played hard to win for home ice, and I think they look like they just want to get into the playoffs rested and healthy.

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I agree with Deb. +1

Some fans think the sky is falling after every game.

Chicken little running around stirring the pot. Emotional trollers???

I always read alot of posts here but hardley ever reply because I see the few big ego's dominating the boards.

Most of the time I laugh to myself but once in awhile I feel the need to support the silent majority.

We may not go far in these playoffs and how does that make you feel?

I love hockey also and will follow the team anyway's, but do you really think I feel the heartbreak any less than you??

Edit: I love the saying, " Winners hate to lose. Losers just hate.

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