Some room for improvement
LET THE RECORD SHOW...
An angry Roberto Luongo made it quite clear to the media this week that his adventures outside of the net have not cost the team any points.
He emphasized that by stating his sparkling 14-2-1 record over the past 17 games. No other goalie in the league can boast those kind of numbers during that span so I can see his frustration.
In fairness to the media, we have seen how a soft goal in post-season play can destroy a team's morale in a heartbeat.
Thank you Nick Lidstrom. In the playoffs against the best the West has to offer it would be a tall order to outscore any mistakes made in the crease. Best to get that under control now, Lu.
DEJA VU AGAIN?
If I'm not mistaken, in 2007-08, didn't the Sedins go a combined 40 man games after the new year with just two or three goals between them?
It was the worst 20-game stretch ever by a Canucks No. 1 line. Naslund was no better.
Seeing Daniel's goal drought hit the ten-game mark during the all-important stretch drive is cause for a bit of concern.
This is by no means the equivalent to last season's slump, but it does start to look like a trend.
Something tells me if the twins are not a big part of a decent playoff run this year, it's going to be that much harder for Canucks GM Mike Gillis to justify bringing them back for three or four more seasons.
It wouldn't surprise me if Toronto GM Brian Burke swooped in and paid the twins their full quote along with the four years they're reportedly looking for.
Time to shine, boys, if you really want to remain in Vancouver.
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