What, me worry?

What a difference a week makes.

Less than two weeks ago, the Canucks string of abysmal performances came to a head with an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Nashville, at home. The Canucks record sat at 5-8 and the prospects did not look good.

Indeed, during the Nashville game, they lost Kevin Bieksa and Sami Salo to long-term injuries; Roberto Luongo was looking strangely human; the Sedins were as cool as ice; the rest of the offence was dismal; coach Alain Vigneault was calling out his players in the media, much to the chagrin of the dressing room.

Now, after a week that saw the Canucks defeat Colorado on the road, Calgary on the road, and then Colorado, again, at home, the Canucks sit comfortably at 8-8 and right back in the thick of things in the Northwest division (a 6-0 record against your division sure makes a difference). The Sedins are scoring, Luongo looks unbeatable, the defence is solid, getting considerable contributions from youngsters Alex Edler and Luc Bourdon, and everyone appears to be pulling the same rope, once again.

With the next five games against Northwest division rivals (two against Edmonton, two against Minnesota, and another against Calgary) the Canucks can make a significant move in the next few weeks.

11-0 against the Northwest will do for me, nicely.

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3 Responses to “What, me worry?”


  1. 1 Emmett Macfarlane November 12, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Those games against the Avs were a dream. You’re dreaming, my friend! I have no memory of said events!

    That reminds me, the Avs freakin’ rule. 11-5-1. Top of the division! Whoo!

  2. 2 Paul November 13, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Still, I am going to keep my panic button handy.

  3. 3 RJ November 13, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Good point, Paul. The flip side is that, after this week, the Canucks could be toast.

    Again, not that I am worried, mind you.


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