Tuesday, April 08, 2008

From weepy to realistic

So my last post was a weepy tribute to Trevor Linden, eh. Can't really deny that, although to be fair, I didn't actually weep. YET. (Although that Giada picture almost made me puke.)

Alright, let's discuss the Canucks this season. I tried to believe in blue, I really did. But they let me down every time. What went wrong? I'm no hockey expert, but in my opinion, these are some of the issues:

1) Luongo being good, but not great. Why? Who knows. Maybe he's just not the superhuman Canucks fans wanted him to be.
2) Nazzy. Not the same since the Steve Moore/Bertuzzi disaster. Too much pressure to perform? Poor leadership skills? I don't know... I still like him.
3) Coach's "system" of defence first - um... unsuccessful this year, to say the least.
4) Lack of scoring.... although I think this is eclipsed by the lack of defence and inability to hold onto a lead. Losing 4-0, 7-1, 6-3, and so on - that's just unacceptable.

Now as for the future ... I think it goes without saying that the Canucks need to make changes. I am hoping that these changes will not translate into ticket price hikes for season ticket holders, but who are we kidding here - they'll always raise prices. (AND they took away my soft serve ice cream, only the best deal at GM Place. Thanks a lot.) Well. So begins the rebuilding. Oh dear - I sound like an Oilers fan.

3 comments:

atamayoshiko said...

(taking a break from work here)

wow! your blog is famous! (though i'm sorry that the link to your blog post was on the same page as the picture of tomato-crushing bobblehead. pukey & wasteful, blech!

no worries about not having wept for trevor yet. i'm pretty sure i've cried enough over the past few days for all of us.

who else but pj said...

Well well well, my friend, what can I say that I haven't said already. We'll just leave it at that, since comments are moderated now, I have to write in such a way that it passes your screeing ... lol. I don't want to rub salt into your wound but a simple acknowledgment that I've been right for the last 4 years will suffice to feed my ego ... hahaha. Your rant comes a little too late, you should have really let loose during that last week. I was really hoping that they'd make it because then, for the next 2 weeks, we could be really giving it to each other as my team and your team play in the first round ... not meant to be. Good luck on the REBUILDING ... you could learn a few things from the 6 time President trophy winners :>.

snerk said...

i ALMOST did not allow that comment PJ. However... I will allow it only because I think the Wings would have lost to the Canucks in the first round :D