Apr.20 – Do the Blues really think that they can intimidate the Canucks, take all those stupid penalties and win? Blues Jay McClement started it off taking a slashing penalty. The Canucks scored on that one, which was also goal number one and Bone head Blues number one.
It must have felt good, as McClement then took another slashing penalty. At least we knew his chopping arm was working, even if his brain wasn’t. The Canucks scored on that one also, goal number two and Bone head Blues number two.
Blues Brandon Crombeen took three penalties (two roughing, one slashing) and on the last one, the Canucks PP scored goal number three. Bone head Blues number three.
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with playing physical, if you remain disciplined and stop with all the after whistle penalties.
David Backes was no better, drawing a double minor. Digg this. With the Blues down one goal, they pull their goaltender and are attempting to tie the game up, Backes goes after Henrik Sedin.
How does this accomplish the goal, which is to tie the score? Does he think cross checking and then mauling Henrik is suppose to scare him? Where’s the discipline in that? Bone head Blues number four.
The Canucks less physical players have stood up to the Blues time and time again. Mason Raymond, when Crombeen tried to face wash and push him around, not only pushed him back but took him down.
Magic (Kyle Wellwood) has taken all the elbows, slash’s, hits and delivered some of his own. Sure hasn’t affected his game. Magic is playing some of his best hockey of the year in this series. He’s going into the corners, coming out with the puck, creating scoring chances (1A), winning face-offs (57%), and being defensively responsible.
Did anyone see that play where he went into the crowd, came up with puck, no look back pass to Edler, who dished it over the Ohlund, which resulted in the first PP goal? That’s why I call him “Magic”, because he has produced those types of plays all season long.
The Twins have proven enough times during the regular season, especially that game against Chicago Blackhawks, that they will not be intimidated. I don’t see them shying away from the physical stuff.
There are more than enough Canucks players that will drop the gloves with any Blues. Shane O’Brien, Darcy Hordichuk, The Ripper (Rick Rypien), Kevin Bieksa and Willie Mitchell
Hey St. Louis, here’s a clip you should watch. Shane O’Brien, after delivering a thunderous check on Brad Boyes along the boards, showed ultimate discipline. When challenged by Brad Winchester, he declined. Why, because the Canucks had scored two PP goals to come from behind to take the lead.
There was no need to fight, after the Canucks had already established momentum and were outshooting the Blues 11-4.
So, keep piling on all those stupid penalties St. Louis, because the Canucks PP (4-16) sure has enjoyed visiting this “Show Me” state.