Monday, February 23, 2009

sunday feedback: L8

so it's monday and i'm doing the sunday feedback poll a day late because yesterday ended up being hella busy for me... SORRY !!!

last week's poll shows that most of us (74%) are concerned about the vancouver canucks erasing the eight point lead that the flames have built. not surprising, in that they've won eight of their last ten, and we've been struggling to win for a month now. minnesota finished with 12% of votes, and edmonton and colorado both got a couple of votes apiece ---ngthagg noted that he's not sure how the greasers have stayed in the running to this point, so why count them out ???

the injuries are mounting, now, for the flamb├ęs. along with the mysteriously still-injured primeau (foot) and the might-as-well-retire warrener (shoulder), we can add bourque (ankle) [probably out for the regular season, if not longer], langkow (hand), giordano (shoulder ?), and moss (knee ?) [who should all be considered day-to-day, i should think].

when sutter signed lundmark in the summer, i absolutely admit i was shocked and confused. now, it's looking like a great move: he's a good, hard-working veteran in the QC, and he's a hard, grinding forward who fits the profile of this team. pairing him with greentree seems to be a no-brainer, for keenan, and placing bertuzzi on that line (though horrifying at first glance) might actually cause the big forward to think about his positionning and passing. the line played a solid game in edmonton, and i look forward to seeing what else they can do. as the top two point-getters in the QC, keenan set them loose on the powerplay which, ultimately, seems sortof like a good move to me: the opposition would have no sense of their abilities and they would have a good sense of each other.

but on to this week's poll:


bourque, here, is an obvious answer but if langkow is gone for more than a few games, i think there will be a noticeable downturn both in production from the second line, and the defensive capabilities of guys like bertuzzi. additionally, i have to wonder if the re-insertion of vandermeer on the blueline (due to the loss of giordano) directly resulted in dion playing one of his worst games of the season... just musing, izzall...

UPDATE: apparently gio is now having season-ending shoulder surgery. perhaps this will influence voting above, cause the way i look at it sutter can re-call warren peters or brett sutter or my horse john armstrong to fill any further forward injuries**. the next blueliner to hit IR will be replaced by anders eriksson....

**or kris chucko, but let's be realistic...


:(

4 comments:

Ms. Conduct said...

I voted for Gio because I feel bad that you gave Cal some love and then Cal broke your favorite boy. That shit always happens to me. I declare my affection for an opposing player and then they come into my barn and do something rotten like score a bunch of goals.

walkinvisible said...

Cal broke your favorite boy is my new favorite statement.

so, thanks for that i guess... :P

Anonymous said...

Giordano is having season-ending shoulder surgery as per the FAN.

Damn.

duncan said...

At least there's no chance now he'll get traded at the deadline.

Of course, that's little consolation. Pardy's emergence now bigger than ever.