Friday, February 18, 2011

Vancouver Canucks: Where Have All The D-Men Gone?

Okay, this is getting ridiculous, the number of injuries befalling the Vancouver Canucks defense. Edler, Ballard, Hamhius, Bieska, Alberts are now on the shelf for a few weeks. That's 5 of the top 7. Christian Erhoff shouldn't be playing 30 minutes a games as the only reliable puck moving option. Sami Salo is still out of shape and his timing is off. If Aaron Rome is your #3 defenseman for an extended period, you have a problem. That being said, the Canucks have a big enough lead on a top 3 seed that they don't have to make a desperation deal. They have a lot of depth at D, they just have a lot of injuries. Once they start getting guys back into the line-up, they should be the best team in the West for the playoffs.

All that being said, as a Detroit Red Wings fan, I would rather my team play Vancouver in the 1st round than Anaheim. The Perry-Getzlaff-Ryan line scares me. I know that Zetterberg and Datsyuk can beat the Sedins at their puck possession game.

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