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Game Over | Series Over | Season Over

May 3, 2007

This series was lost in Game 4 when the Canucks gave up a 2 goal lead.  Going down 3 games to 1 left them in a position to lose the series on a bad call or fluke play.

In Game 5, both those things happened.  There was no call on Rob Neidermeyer for elbowing Hansen and then a lousy fluke goal was scored by his brother Scott.

Game 4 meant the series.

I have a hard time believing Luongo let in a shot like that after playing so incredibly awesome throughout the entire game.

Its not too often that a goalie loses a 2-1 game with a better save percentage than the guy on the other end, but that’s basically what happened tonight (save for the flurry of saves Sabourin had to make early in O/T).

Roberto, it wasn’t a good goal, but you didn’t lose this game.


The questions will start tomorrow. 

The answers will come slowly over the summer. 

We have to remember that we have a great team.  We were missing Cooke & Kesler for almost the entire playoff run, thenSalo & Bieksa for a number of games as well.

For a decent team with limited depth, they did all right.

The reality is that with a higher salary cap next season, they have the ability to bring in a bit more depth.  And hopefully that will bring in a few more goals.  Roberto is going to be just as good next season.

The Chief Canuck


SEMI FINALS 1: Canucks 1 Ducks 5

April 26, 2007

DELAYED POSTING.  I was completely uninspired after that game, but here’s the point. 

They have to throw that one out. 

They started well enough, and things looked good, but then the wheels fell off.

Having Bieksa and Salo out of this game had a big big effect.  When you look at those teams that make it to the finals, they usually are teams that have been relatively injury free. 


Playoff Prediction – Round 2

April 24, 2007

Round 1 Results

I was correct on the following Series:
Detroit vs Calgary – Detroit in 7
Anaheim vs Minnesota – Anaheim in 5
Vancouver vs Dallas – Vancouver in 7
Nashville vs  San Jose – San Jose in 5
Buffalo vs NYI – Buffalo in 5
Atlanta vs NYR – NYR in 4

I was wrong on these two:
Ottawa vs Pittsburgh – Ottawa in 5
NJ vs Tampa Bay – NJ in 5