Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Playoff Hockey

KEEP IT SIMPLE…STUPID…
HOCKEY…EVEN NHL PLAYOFF HOCKEY…IS NOT BRAIN SURGERY…
AND THERE IS NO MYSTERY WHY THIS SERIES BETWEEN VANCOUVER AND CHICAGO IS NOW TIED AT…A GAME A PIECE…
ON MONDAY THEY WENT 1 FOR 6 ON THE POWER PLAY…AND THEN IN 3RD PERIOD…SURRENDERED A SHORT HANDED GOAL TO PATRICK SHARP…
AND THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE 2 GOAL POSTS…THAT WERE HIT BY KEVIN BEIKSA AND SAMI SALO…
YOU DO NOT NEED STEPHEN HAWKING TO DO THE MATH…
HEAD COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT PUT IT THIS WAY…
“IT WAS JUST ABOUT EXECUTION”…
SOMETHING THE CANUCKS HAVE BEEN GOOD AT ALL SEASON…
IT’S WHY HENRIK SEDIN WON THE ART ROSS TROPHY…
IT’S WHY THIS TEAM HAD THE BEST HOME RECORD IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE…
AND IT’S WHY THE CANUCKS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COME FROM BEHIND IN THE 3RD PERIOD A TOTAL OF 13 TIMES…
THE MOST BY ANY TEAM IN THE ENTIRE NHL…
YES…IT’S ONLY NATURAL FOR FANS IN THIS CITY TO GET NERVOUS AND DRAW COMPARISONS TO THE LAST YEARS MATCH UP WITH THE HAWKS…
VANCOUVER SPLIT THE FIRST 2 GAMES AND LOST THE SERIES IN 6…
BUT HENRIK SEDIN DOES NOT BUY THAT…
IN HIS WORDS…”LAST YEAR WE GOT RATTLED ABOUT EVERYTHING”…
“THIS YEAR WE STICK TO OUR GAME PLAN”…
WHICH SETS THE STAGE FOR GAME 3…TONIGHT AT GM PLACE…
THE BIGGEST CONCERN FOR THE CANUCKS IS…HOW THEY…AND ESPECIALLY ROBERTO LUONGO…HAVE BEEN PUSHED AROUND BY THE HAWKS…
TO COUNTER THAT…TONIGHT DARCY HORDICHUK AND RYAN JOHNSON ARE EXPECTED TO THE BE IN THE LINE UP…
BUT THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN…PUSHING BACK…AND LOSING CONTROL…
THE TRUTH IS…THE HAWKS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TAKE PENALTIES…AND THE CANUCKS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET OPPORTUNITIES…
SO WINNING TONIGHT IS ONLY A MATTER OF…CASHING IN…
AND HOW SIMPLE IS THAT???