VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
7:00PM PST ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: SPORTSNET PACIFIC. RADIO: SN650.
OPPOSITION BLOG: KNIGHTS ON ICE
After another one where you find yourself wondering if defence is just theory and not actually something real for this team, they find themselves up against a team that exposed them pretty badly a few nights ago, the Vegas Golden Knights. As much as I hate to think it, you have to believe that the microscope is on Travis Green right now, for his inability to turn chicken shit into chicken salad. Yes, there needs to be responsibility for what’s going on, but my feeling is that he should be given the season to try and make this work, especially with what he has to work with. I also find myself yet again wondering why Jim Benning, the architect of this fiery garbage pile, was rewarded with a contract extension.
Golden Knights projected lineup
Canucks projected lineup
Yes, that’s Brandon Sutter out again. No, it’s not related to his previous injury issue. So Tim Schaller gets a chance to prove himself tonight, and should the Canucks keep struggling, it’s guys like Schaller who should be concerned about their spots. Alexander Edler and Micheal Ferland were on the ice today, and while Edler skated with the group he’s not ready to return yet.
GAME DAY CHATTER:
“If you’re not dialled in on your structure and details, they’ll make you pay - they showed that Sunday. We have to manage the puck well to be successful tonight.” - Beagle— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) December 19, 2019
“It’s a long season, there’s ups and downs and every game is hard. They’re big, strong and fast and all four lines can play. We owe them one and we’ll be ready tonight.” - Miller— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) December 19, 2019
GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN:
I honestly don’t know if I like metal christmas carols. I mean, it can be fun songs like King Diamond’s No Presents For Christmas are classics. So have a listen to this one, it’s the Metal God himself, Rob Halford from his new Christmas album ‘Celestial’.