Vancouver Canucks Lose Three Straight: Time to Hit the Panic Button?

November 21st, 2010 by Joel Prosser Leave a reply »
Ok, the less said about the debacle against Chicago the better. The Hawks jumped out front with seven unanswered goals before Mikael Samuelsson tucked in a Ryan Kesler rebound to break the shutout. The Canucks didn't even goon it when the Hawks were up by a touchdown, not a single fighting major or roughing minor. And that lack of response, either on the scoreboard or in the alley, is just sad.

What makes it worse is that this debacle now puts the Canucks on a three game losing streak, squandering the momentum they had built up over the last few weeks.

The first loss was in Buffalo. The Canucks lost in OT to a Buffalo team that hasn't been too hot, but any team with Ryan Miller is going to be competitive. I just wish I could say the same about the other goalie from the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal game. An OT loss, on the road, against a Vezina-caliber goalie…that is acceptable.

The next loss was against the Penguins. Sidney Crosby picks up the first goal on a rookie mistake. I wish I could blame it on a single rookie, but it was the entire freaking team.

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