Can I have a mulligan?

Well folks, when you’re right 52 per cent of the time, you’re wrong 48 per cent of the time.

It seems my talents as a hockey prognisticator have diminished, or perhaps they are simply less than I assumed.

The Sedins were completely shut down by the Oilers last night, and the Canucks lost (1-0, in a shootout).

A few immediate thoughts on the game:

  • Edmonton has conceded the most goals in the entire league, played their backup goalie, and the Canucks failed to score a single time (even in the shootout). ‘Nuff said.
  • Byron Ritchie took the first shootout opportunity. Byron Ritchie.
  • Roberto Luongo is back to his spectacular self. It never ceases to amaze me how he makes it possible for the Canucks to win games that you think, while watching them, they have no business being competitive in.
  • The Canucks are still ‘undefeated’ in games versus the Northwest division (6-0-1). Thank god for ‘overtime losses’.
  • More disturbing than the lack of production from the forwards is the lack of production coming from the defence. To put this into context, the Canucks had three defenceman score more than ten goals last season. This season, however, the top scoring defenceman (Mattias Ohlund) is on pace for nine. And it doesn’t appear that the likes of this guy are going to cut it, in terms of making up for those goals.
  • Is it just me or does Brendan Morrison appear to be the most consistently dangerous offensive threat we have? And, if it is not, does that not suggest tremendously grim prospects for the offence this season?

Anyway, let us hope the Canucks get back on track with two points against Minnesota on Friday.

2 Responses to “Can I have a mulligan?”

  1. 1 Emmett Macfarlane November 15, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    The real question is, is Simone such a bad hockey fan that nearly 24 hours after the game, he has yet to post a comment making fun of you?

  2. 2 RJ November 16, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Apparently he does not like hockey anymore.

    For shame.

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