Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Well there it is the moment that every single Vancouver Canucks fan yelled at there TV, some in an explicit manner. The moment that immediately became the story that every radio show would surround there show with today, and of course in the heat of the moment some of the statement’s said by fan’s are purely crazy and purely just rage, what is interesting to me however is the fact people actually believe that somehow that goal was disallowed because the NHL wants the King’s to win and so this is there way of making it happen even though the King’s still need 2 more Win’s to win the series.

Now we move on to another great explanation by the NHL, there’s the old saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.” This statement is related to the NHL but it’s more “If you don’t have anything smart to say, SHUT UP!.” I can still hear the echo’s from the Colin Campbell interview where he said we need to punish repeat offender’s yet I can’t just suspend Matt Cooke because he’s a repeat offender. Which is along the same line’s of what Mr.Murphy said last night, according to the rule it wasn’t a distinct kicking motion but it was a kicking motion, HUH?. There are obvious problem’s with this team be it a defense that every time I see a reply after a goal has either trickled in or has been scored off a rebound, I see the defense turned around looking at Luongo somewhat fishing. Another obvious problem is both the Penalty kill and the Power play, which has gone an amazing 2/11 so far in the series. To get back to my first point however about the notion people believe the NHL just wants the King’s to win, I believe is also a sign of how people feel about this league starting with the head honcho in Gary Bettman, so as the parody’s come in on the NHL commercial about history being made and as the line’s become more and more jammed I think at the end of the day people need to worry more about how this team is showing no fire at all to want to win this series and even deeper not showing the fire to want that silver famous trophy thing.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Playoff Predictions, Forget About it!!

This is the first year I can remember going into a Stanley Cup Playoffs and there is no real clear cut winner. Are there strong contenders for the cup this year? yes of course there is, Washington,Chicago and Vancouver are the predicted three heavyweight’s this year. The word I just used was “Predicted” this word has been used thousand’s of times this year alone and the Canucks and Cap’s are playing game 1 tonight, everyone from the local blog to Sport’s illustrated have made NHL prediction’s and I have looked at quite a few of the prediction’s and they are all along those lines of Vancouver, Washington and Chicago being the “one’s” this year.

The title of this blog somes up the feeling I have for this year’s playoffs and the reason why I can’t invest much into these prediction’s this year is because of two team’s that are in the Playoffs this year that definitely should not be. Phoenix and Colorado are the two team’s that have really changed how I look at prediction’s, Why? because these team’s are dangerous. The reason why I believe these two team’s are dangerous is because of the year’s they have had both really had nobody pushing them to succeed, they were both expected to be bad, especially Colorado because it seemed like the average age of the layer’s on the team was about 12. So because of this last night I picked both Colorado and Phoenix to win, just like I will not be shocked at all if you see both of these team’s move onto the second round as well, both team’s are playing opponents older than them and Colorado is definitely playing the team with the most pressure on there shoulder’s in this year’s playoffs.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Meaningless games at a Meaningful time.

It does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that any type of athlete will respond better when there is something important on the line, so for you to ask any member of the Vancouver Canucks to either elevate their game or play with meaning is obviously nuts due to the scientific fact I just mentioned. Most people would turn around and say well they are professionals and they are getting paid multi million dollars a year, yes that is a valid point but at the end of the day they are human just like I am human. However when you really start looking at it these last three games(including the S/O loss to Colorado on Tuesday) can be quite useful. Why? because it gives you a chance to play with line combination’s, gives guy’s with bumps and bruises a chance to rest and I think the most important thing of all you can relax and loosen your grip on your stick a bit rather than having to worry about a playoff race or squeaking into the playoffs. So physically you may not see these boy’s be as jacked as they will be on opening night at the garage but mentally speaking these last three games may be exactly what the guy’s need.