Nucks@Ducks: PreGame PostUp

Posted: 10/12/2010 by bc in Uncategorized

It’s a rivalry I enjoy.  Regretibly I haven’t found time to visit Nucks sites and rattle the Nuckleheads…yet. They really are great fans who know how to have fun with it….

Injuries:

Nucks: Rick rypien (rib) and Dan Hamhuis (groin) are expected to play. Alexandre Bolduc (high ankle sprain) Alex Burrows (shoulder surgery) and Sami Salo (achillies) are out.

Ducks: Nothing new to report is good news. Lydman, Sutton, Lupul and Jaffray remain out indefinitely.

Storyline:

Two of leagues better offenses last season seem anemic in the early going. The teams did combine for 28 goals while splitting 4 tilts a year ago. Look for another high scoring affair Wednesday night.

The Buzz:

Roberto Loungo has stopped 72 of 74 shots for a scintillating .947 SP. Daniel Sedin has 2 goals in 2 games.

Ducks are the clear-cut, hands down, nobody else even close penalty leader. Ducks are either first or tied for first in every category. Our guys are first in minors, majors, misconducts, total penalties and PIMS. Our Ducks are tied for the lead in game misconducts, match and bench.

Ducks are asking fans to arrive early to see the players walk a red carpet into the rink to kickoff the season home opener. I’m guessin’ this was planned before the 0-3 start. But yeah, players moms, wives, Ducks paid employees have all been told the festivities begin at 3:30p.m. at the north entrance of the Honda Center.

Prediction: Ducks 4 Nucks 3.

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Comments
  1. czhokej says:

    Quite optimistic. Maybe we will start scoring goals. It’s just about time.
    Ryan should not be with the Twins.
    I am kind of depressed by this strange beginning of the season.

  2. BackCheck says:

    It strikes me as one of those situations filled with irony cz. Two good offenses that are sputtering in the early going. A hot goalie, unusually hot for this time of year. A good goalie who is struggling. The most penalized team going against one of the least penalized teams. A team that sees itself as a Cup contender against a team that sees itself as a playoff contender. One team in search of its identity the other in search of the final piece.

    These two teams just seem to have the right ingredients that when matched up become a last goal wins stat night kind of game. Given the situation, I’ll take the more desperate, needs the win team.

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