Friday, October 10, 2008

Bourque, Bourque, Bourque

So we're all anxiously awaiting the season opener on Saturday at home vs the Canucks...

What? Oh, the season opener was last night? Well, that was pretty forgettable.

Were there any bright points? I guess if you're Robyn Regehr's agent, last night's game where he didn't appear was awesome, if only because it highlighted what a key component of the team he is, despite all the season previews which blithely stated that Iginla, Phaneuf and Kiprusoff were the core of the team.

Pardy (who skated in Regehr's place) in due time will probably develop into a Regehr-like defenseman, but it'll take time. As it was, I cringed a little at how well the Canucks were able to take advantage of the gaps in our D.

The point at which we lost the game was probably during a 5 on 3 in the first period. Had we capitalized on that chance, I'd be writing a very different post right now, but we fanned on the shot, and...yeah.

I like that we have more than one strategy on the powerplay besides "Get the puck to the point, and let Phaneuf shoot it," but besides positioning guys at the net correctly (yes, I'm looking at you, Rene Bourque), we have to make contact with the puck.

Goaltending? I ain't touching that one with a 10 ft cattle prod. There were games Kipper has stolen for us in the past...this wasn't one of them.

And the best news of all?

It can hardly get wosre.


  1. If I didn't know better (though I may not know better), it looked like Rene Bourque had never seen a hockey stick before last night.

  2. Haha, so true. Poor Bourque. It could get worse though, we could lose 6-0 to the leafs. ;-)

  3. I have to say, I don't think Bourque belongs on the the top two lines. He hasn't shown anything to make me think he should play there.

  4. I've never seen anything from Bourque that would make me believe he is a top six forward...

    And hey, its only October, and our boys always suck in October...

  5. is that headline a reference to the swedish chef on the muppets ?? if so, well done... :P

  6. Oh, yes, it's definitely a Swedish Chef reference... so... thank you :)