Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Canucks 1 Hurricanes 3

Obviously, it hasn't been a stellar start to the Canucks' season. There are a few things wrong with the team right now and I'll get into those either with a post tonight or on the podcast later this week.

Last night's 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes was a typical effort this season. They were outskated and outplayed for a large stretch of the game. There were defensive lapses that allowed the Hurricanes to use their speed and create scoring chances. The Canucks were a step behind most of the night and it resulted in way too many man disadvantages.

The Hurricanes looked impressive. Man, they've got skill and they've got speed to burn. Rod Brind'amour doesn't play like he's 37 - proof of that was his great pass to Chad Larose for the game-winning goal - and Ray Whitney doesn't play like he's 35. And that five-man forward unit on the powerplay reminds me a lot of the five-man PP units Detroit used to send out - lots of puck control, puck movement and shots on net.

Quite simply, the Hurricanes looked like the better team. They certainly looked like a cohesive team while the Canucks did not.

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Next game:

Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings.

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