Congratulations Mr. Burrows. You've given birth to a Duck.
Not so much hot button material in here today, though I was thrilled to see the amount of discussion that happened with yesterday's post. We will never progress as a society without open and honest discussion about sometimes difficult topics, so to see our lil community dive into that one was awesome. Anyhoo, there was some
baseball hockey last night, and while the end result wasn't to our satisfaction (much like Shaw's customer service, eh?) there were a lot of positives to take out of that game.
The top line looked good for their 1st game of the preseason, certainly lending credence to the theory being tested by Mike Gillis and Alain Vigneault to rest the stars until this point. Henrik Sedin had a point and an assist, and brother Daniel Sedin with Alexandre Burrows looked dangerous all night. Sami Salo had classic rocket from the point on the power play, and Victor Oreskovich had himself a whale of a game. The Canucks will regroup and shuffle the deck a bit as they head up the coast for another match against the Sharks tonight, more after the jump.
Though the Ducks hung on for the win after coughing up a 2 goal lead then getting the winner on a stinker let in by Luongo, they certainly did their best to hand it back to the Canucks. The Ducks Andrew Gordon on Twitter last night commented about this, in a refreshingly honest tweet. The power play looked better than it has so far, and only Ducks G Jonas Hiller saved them from going to OT last night with some huge saves.
There is a possibility that Canucks Aaron Volpatti could hear from Brendan Shanahan today for a hit on Andrew Cogliano last night. Cogliano did turn a bit just before the hit and was not injured, so it won't be a shock if there's nothing made of this, and Shanahan will certainly have his hands full with a doozy from the Detroit/Chicago game last night.
I would imagine we see Cory Schneider in net tonight for the Canucks, and we do know for sure that Manny Malhotra will get his first preseason action tonight. Apart from that, your guess is as good as mine. The Canucks recalled Yann Sauve after the defensive injuries over the weekend, so perhaps he might slot in tonight.
Last night's leftovers...
Not that I would advocate it, but your favorite cabbie punching, shirtless goof in the back of a limo with not so attractive women scumbag is now on the Twitter for you to hurl abuse at... And while we're on the topic of douchebags, Detroit's Brendan Smith has a date with the Shanahammer after his headshot on Chicago's Ben Smith last night. Suspension won't matter in this one, the bad blood between these two fan bases is gonna be boiling until Dec 30 when the two face each other for the first time. Chicago won that game 4-3... In other action Evander Kane scored to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 over Carolina, the Los Angeles Kings stomped the Colorado Avalanche 6-0, And Nashville topped the Washington Capitals 4-1.
BAND OF THE DAY- SACRIFICE
In honour of the Juno Awards announcing they are adding a Best Metal/Hard Rock category for next year's awards, I thought I would throw one of this country's finest at you. Should be a new one from these guys coming one of these days, but back to the early 90's we go and their classic 'Soldiers of Misfortune' album...