Wednesday, September 16, 2009

PRESEASON: Ducks vs. Canucks (Game 2)


More notes from the game:
Koivu (for real this time) looked great and he will indeed fit in well. His pairing with Selanne is going to create a bunch of goals even if it didn't happen tonight. There's still kinks to work out, that's what pre-season is for! The duo will be phenomenal.

McCue impressed with his toughness last night. He's very talented with blows to the face, he also wasn't afraid to take shots at the net. He's in good with me.

Niedermayer is his usual self which is a good thing.

Giguere looked alright. He let in 2 of the 3 goals, he had some great saves as well. Most of his saves he was like velcro. He knows he is fighting for his job.

Also, just for those who tend to take pre-season a little too seriously, try to stop doing that. These games are not a preview of how the regular season will go. Last night, in my opinion, they were seriously playing for the 1st period. The last 2 periods were more relaxed hockey and kind of like practice with working on passing and setting up plays, rather than trying to win.

On to the next game! The Ducks will take on Phoenix yet again, only this time, they're in Phoenix!



The Intellectual Sidekick said...

Carlyle said Selanne and Koivu turned the puck over too much. What did you think? Can't wait to see them play together.

DucksFanZone said...

I'd have to agree with Carlyle, but I think it is something they will work on and can fix with practice and by getting into their groove. I don't think it will be a lingering problem!