Canucks lick chops at thought of Chicago Blackhawks rematch

And so it looks as though the Vancouver Canucks will be granted what they so wished for at the outset of training camp.

Another shot at the Chicago Blackhawks, the team they felt never should have eliminated them from Cup contention, could be very much in their future which is fine with everyone in the Vancouver room.
Because they remain a dark shadow in their recent past. Obviously nothing is set in stone with the Hawks still having to finish off the Nashville Predators, but that’s the way it’s looking and it’s not lost on any of the Vancouver players who went through last year’s anguish, a series they felt was within their grasp only to slip away after so many opportunities to close it out.

“I guess it’s looking like we might both get another shot at each other although that series isn’t over yet,” said Ryan Kesler , who likely still remembers Andrew Ladd’ s wicked hit that went uncalled in that series. And it would be pretty astonishing if Rick Rypien has forgotten Ben Eager’s also totally ignored by the league and totally unsolicited shot that cold*****ed him.
And who could ever forget Adam Burish’s diving exploits, the 10-metre board all prepared for his performances.

Dustin Byfuglien
is already getting his butt enlarging pads ready so as to stick it into the kisser of Roberto Luongo to get him off the dazzling game he showed here in the game six win. “It won’t be hard at all to play Patrick,” said Kesler , when asked if the friendship he may have generated with Patick Kane over the Olympics would make playing in such a series more difficult, particularly given he could end up trying to check him particularly in home games.

“If anything I’m more friends with Jack Johnson and Dustin Brown and this series really wasn’t a problem for me. Let’s face it, I don’t have any friends when I’m on the ice.” And in case you’ve forgotten, remember what Roberto Luongo said to Kane in the players congratulations lineup after the Olympics: “I’ll see you in the playoffs.”

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5 Responses to Canucks lick chops at thought of Chicago Blackhawks rematch

  1. hockey_lover says:

    I wouldnt be so confident if I was the Canucks. Sure they got a really good team and Luongo is on, he is tough to beat.

    I also realize that Chicago is having a tough time with the Preds, but I still think the Hawks are the best team in the playoffs and are my pick to win the cup this year.

  2. reinjosh says:

    Yeah, Niemi has played great for them so they have the goaltending no one thought they had. They have defense and offense like everyone already knew.

    Still, isn't it a little early to be calling for a Chicago-Vancouver series? Chicago hasn't even closed out Nashville yet. They had a tough enough time last game and almost lost. They got lucky with Hossa not getting a game misconduct, allowing him to win the game.

    My pick for the western conference team is still Vancouver. The only problem they might have, is Luongo is most definitely playing injured. That could be a big problem.

  3. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Okay, I think Vancouver is getting a little over their head.

    Los Angeles for the most part was a struggle for Vancouver, and I thought at most times the Nucks looked vulnerable. LA plays a gritty game similar to Vancouver, and the Nucks did struggle with it at alot of times

    If Chicago wins their series, I like their chances. Chicago plays a similar grit game as LA and Nucks, but for one aspect:

    Chicago has a WAY better offensive then LA

    So I like Blackhawks

  4. leafy says:

    Sorry 'Nucks fans, but I still see the Hawks as the team to beat in the West.

    Nashville plays a ferocious checking game. It's totally no surprise they are giving Chicago a very tough time. But don't think for a minute this means Chicago is weak because they're not.

    A Chicago-Vancouver match up would be interesting because BOTH teams are better than they were last year.

  5. TheDonkey says:

    I for one cannot wait to see Chicago lay the boots to the Nuckleheads.  It is gonna be awesome!

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