Love ‘Em & Hate ‘Em
Will the Vancouver Canucks please hold a lead!?
Stupid two goal leads.
Everything was going so well for Vancouver, riding Roberto Luongo to within 45 seconds of a moralizing 2-1 victory over the LA Kings.
And then Slava Voynov tied the game and once again the Canucks let a two goal lead slide into a shootout. That’s a really dangerous habit.
Kesler plz come back.
I think we can officially induct Zack Kassian into the ‘third twin’ club. His opening goal was his fourth of the year, and it’s surprising how quickly he’s taken to the top line.
He unfortunately didn’t have any magic for the shootout, but he can’t be superman.
I’m going to miss you, Roberto Luongo.
Loungo had the type of game that should have every GM salivating at the thought of acquiring him. His pad save off Jarret Stoll in the first was the highlight, but really he was making big saves all game long.
It’s nostalgic to see Luongo try to outplay an average Canucks team in front of him.
3. Chris Cuthbert
Guy’s probably the best play-by-play announcer in the game. Always a treat to hear him call a Canucks game.
CBC dropping him years back was truly a head-scratching move.
Obviously my editor “Q” disagrees with me.
Yeah hey Ray Ferraro love me some color man Booo Chris Cuthbert puts me to sleep… #Canucks
— Q Smith (@NWSBQ) January 29, 2013
1. Hold a Lead
Hold a Lead. Hold. A. Lead.
This is establishing some dangerous, dangerous precedent and really isn’t fun to watch.
Is this a Ryan Kesler thing where the team misses him shutting down a game with a lead?
Kind of worried about this trend.
2. The Diving Kopitar
The Canucks have a reputation for diving, which is weird because they don’t have either Anze Kopitar or Dustin Brown. Their work was on full display versus the Canucks, slipping and sliding all over the place to get a call.
I wonder if the league will ever actually crack down on diving or just keep on letting players do their thing.
Do you have to cheat to win these days?
3. Oh and the powerplay
Is this a Ryan Kesler thing too?
The Canucks main weapon is looking sickly so far. The powerplay hasn’t been the gamechanger the Canucks need it to be.
Aside from Edler’s two goals in the first two games, he and Jason Garrison have been black holes of offence.
This team is sputtering, it’s time to turn it around ahead of the Blackhawks on Friday.