ICYMI Los Angeles Kings vs. Canucks love ’em & hate ’em style

Lose Angeles

In case you missed it. Here’s my Canucks vs. Kings recap from Saturday night. It got lost on the NWSB pages due to some server glitches, but all is well now. Thanks for tuning in.

Everything felt great Saturday night.

The Jims Hughson and Robson were in the house, as were the Los Angeles Kings. The team that many believed Roberto Luongo had played his last game against was coming into the game on a roll, until the Canucks owned the night and spanked LA 5-2.

Aside from a few hiccups, it was one of the most satisfying games of the year.

Love ‘Em

1. Hank & Danny

This was also probably the best game of the year for the Sedins, who looked absolutely special in the offensive zone. Their puck movement was a clinic, especially on the games first goal where they throw it around the zone for a few minutes before the twins, Alex Burrows and Dan Hamhuis made a series of quick no-look passes that allowed Hamhuis to open the scoring.

Here’s your proof of how great they were.

2. Sestito!

Prior to this week, I would have guessed someone with a name like Tom Sestito was some kind of European house DJ. After Saturday night, we coin a Sestito hat trick as being the recipient of a big hit, giving out a big hit and bloodying a dude in a fight.

Not a bad debut.

Jims Hughson and Robson were in the house, as were the Los Angeles Kings. Anything else?

Jims Hughson and Robson were in the house, as were the Los Angeles Kings. Anything else?

3. Rayray

Mason Raymond‘s redemption campaign continues as he Django’s his way through proving his critics wrong.

The kid is harnessing his speed and looking dangerous offensively instead of dangerously offensive.

Remembering what he went through with his back, it’s really great to see.

Hate ‘Em

1. Whoops Cory

Cory Schneider is not a puck handler, but like many of his ilk who aren’t he possesses enough coglianoative dissonance to believe he should keep playing it.

Back on super-skills day when he jokingly pulled a pin out of the puck before hucking it down centre ice like a grenade is actually an apt metaphor for his relationship with playing the rubber.

It was the only blemish on what was otherwise a great game for Cory, who really really needed one.

2. The Ballad of Keith Ballard

After a strong start to the year, Keith Ballard is back in the press box as a healthy scratch. It’s confounding that his leash is still so short and his cap hit is really starting to stick out at a time when the Canucks looks like they need a little something extra to put themselves ahead of the pack in the west.

Is there interest out there for Ballard?

3. Hello, David Booth?

Please start showing something.

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