April 21, 2011

Let's Go Canucks !!! Put Up or Shut Up !!!

The Vancouver Canucks could not have gotten off to a better start in this best of 7 series with the Chicago Blackhawks. They came out and dominated the beginning of this series and took a commanding 3-0 lead. Feeling pretty confident with themselves and their game they thought that an injury riddled Blackhawks lineup would fold up like a lawn chair in game 4. The Canucks made a huge mistake not being prepared mentally for game 4 and not closing out the Hawks in Chicago and now are in grave danger of letting the Hawks back in this series. The emotion pouring out of the Blackhawks after every goal they scored in game 4 shows that this is a team that's starting to gain confidence.

Historically Roberto Luongo has a history of coming back strong after getting lit up and pulled the previous game and this had better be the case tonight. If the Blackhawks get out to an early lead and the crowd in Rogers Arena grows impatient, it could turn this seemingly cake-walk series into a tragedy for Vancouver. If the Canucks do not take control of this game early and get on the board first they're going to be in a world of hurt. This series cannot go back to Chicago, it must end tonight or the Vancouver Canucks are in a lot of trouble. The last 2 times the Nucks have had 3-1 series leads they have both gone 7 games( Min, Dal). It was a lot easier to regroup against a young and feeble Dallas Stars team to win game 7 than it would be to rally the troops against the current keepers of the cup. In game 4 Chicago's best players were their best players. Tonight the Canucks have to put Chicago in their place and shut Chelsea Dagger up forever. There is a lot of talk and chatter amongst the benches and the end of game 4 got nasty. I would advise the Canucks very strongly to shut their mouths and take care of business at home, do not awake the sleeping giant that is Marian Hossa. It's time to put up or shut up in Vancouver!!!

By: Nick Dreyer

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