Vancouver Canucks Role Players Not Generating Energy for the Team

November 22nd, 2010 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
When the Canucks pulled off seven wins in eight games between October 22 and November 13, there was one thing that was consistent: the Canucks played with energy and an aggressive game of hockey.

In recent games, the Canucks have moved away from this method and are losing as a result. Instead of coming out with all guns blazing, they have played to not lose and seemed content to be carried by the game rather than taking charge and carrying the game.

The team came out completely flat against the Phoenix Coyotes, and when they scored the first goal of the game, there was no push back from the team to try and turn the momentum around.

When the top two lines were unable to sustain any pressure in the offensive zone for an extended period of time, the bottom two lines did not do their job. They are supposed to ignite the crowd, shift momentum, spark the team and generate energy.

Rogers Arena was so quiet last night, those in attendance probably had their ears ringing. That is unacceptable playing at home, and for a team that was supposed to be faster, bigger and grittier.

The third line is suppose to be the Swiss army knife of ...

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