|Time||Saturday 6:00 PM
|Season Series||4-0 Canucks
|The Enemy||Matchsticks And Gasoline||Scoring Leaders||H. Sedin: 11-37-48
Well at least on the final game of the Canucks atrocious season they not only get to play a team that they have dominated this season (4 wins in 4 games) but the Big Irishman gets inducted into the Ring Of Honor pre-game. I love it! Ironically, he played most of his NHL career with the Atlanta Flames, who became the Calgary Flames in May of 1980. Quinn was the Flames' captain from 1975-77.
The Flames have been on a bit of a roll lately though. They have won 4 of their last 6 games. The Canucks have won 1 in their last 6. So this is no shoe-in. If fact, I would predict a closer game with some extra-curricular activity. Sure, Torts hates Bob Hartley the scoundrel. But I expect a physical affair from these 2 fail teams and some EMOTION, damn it. Go out in style! Leave it all on the ice. Let there be blood!
This is it, Canucks fans. After this game, John Tortorella, his coaching staff and the players will be talked to by new President Trevor Linden. After this game, a lot of changes could happen. This could be Tortorella's last game coached here. Some beloved players could be traded. Is this Ryan Kesler's last game as a Canuck? It certainly seems that way. It is going to be a crazy summer!
I CAN BE YOUR HERO BABY
Zack Kassian had a goal and an assist against the Oilers to improve his recent point streak to 3 goals and 9 assists in his last 9 games, easily the best Canuck on the scoresheet at the end of the season.
YOU MADE MY SHITLIST
-Chris Higgins has 4 goals and 4 assists in his last 13 games against the Flames. He thrives against his former team. But he missed Saturday's game vs the Coilers. Hopefully he is back Sunday night. Higgins has no goals and 1 assist in his last 11 games. Bummer. He has been one of the better Canucks this season though so I will give him credit!
-Ryan Kesler has 3 goals and 0 assists in his last 15 games. He has 1 goal and 0 assists in his last 7 games.
I will go no further with the shitlist. Hey Kes, if you want out, I hope the team trades your carcass out of here. But this is not me denying the other intangibles you bring defensively. But you're the 2nd line center for f*** sakes. THAT output is unacceptable.
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SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE
Geordie was the only person to bag any points last game with his correct 5-2 score. Here are the standings.....and Bobby you are almost out of time my friend!
Bobby Canuck: 22
Geordie Nuck: 19
Nathaniel Perlow: 18
Passive Voice: 15
Coach Ryan: 13
The complete list can be viewed here.