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10:23 AM ET 11.21 | Canucks coach Alain Vigneault wasn't too happy with the players the Hawks were using on the power play with the game in hand Saturday. His words only make the Hawks-Canucks rivalry more compelling. "Obviously we're going to have to find a way to play better at home against that team," Vigneault said after the Hawks demolished his team 7-1. "We basically embarrassed ourselves tonight in front of our fans, and they did everything they could tonight to rub it in our face -- 6-0 and they throw their No. 1 power play unit [out there] when it's a 5-on-3 [power play]. They have every right to do that. They did it. They were pushing it, and they did." Hawks coach Joel Quenneville was asked about his power-play personnel moments after Vigneault's comments. The Hawks' No. 1 power-play unit consists of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and Brent Seabrook. During a 5-on-3 in the third period, Quenneville sent out Kane, Toews, Viktor Stalberg, Duncan Keith and Nick Boynton. The Hawks' only had a two-man advantage for 34 seconds -- all game.

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November 21, 2010  10:31 AM ET

Being first, I'm thinking no one watched as the Habs-Leafs game was more emotional and more exciting to watch.

November 21, 2010  10:37 AM ET

Morning Shiprock. The Hawks/Nucks game was on after the Leafs/Canadiens game but you're right after watching the first game trying to watch the second was painful. And now Elaine is whining? What a joke. Swampy ya want to defend this one?

November 21, 2010  12:17 PM ET
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That was a tough one for Canuck fans to watch. It was sweet music for the rest of the world.

As the Hawks don't seem nowhere as powerful as last year and riding the .500 bubble I have to agree on a tough one. At least Vancouver has Anna Torv.

November 21, 2010  01:40 PM ET

Pot, meet kettle. I've never seen the Sedin sisters miss any shifts on the power play when the Nucks are up 5 or 6 goals.....

November 21, 2010  02:08 PM ET
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Morning Shiprock. The Hawks/Nucks game was on after the Leafs/Canadiens game but you're right after watching the first game trying to watch the second was painful. And now Elaine is whining? What a joke. Swampy ya want to defend this one?

Not a chance . Although I liked a quip in the Province this morning Luongo had more rubber go between his legs than some Vegas brothels

November 21, 2010  02:11 PM ET

"6-0 and they throw their No.1 power play unit out"

Of course they do. A touchdown and you guys were right back in it...

November 21, 2010  02:53 PM ET

as pete "the cheat" carroll infamously cried to jim harbaugh: "what's your deal, man, what's your deal"???

November 21, 2010  03:20 PM ET

It sucks to be irked.

November 21, 2010  05:26 PM ET

Is there anything hotter than the Blue Jackets right ????(okay beside the goal lights at Rogers Arena )

November 21, 2010  05:27 PM ET
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Is there anything hotter than the Blue Jackets right ????
(okay beside the goal lights at Rogers Arena )

right now ?????

November 21, 2010  05:40 PM ET

No matter how crappy the Blackhawks are playing they always seem come to play against Vancouver. And no matter how they lose, Vancouver always finds a way to be petty in defeat. I love watching my team crush these losers.

November 21, 2010  06:13 PM ET

"Blackhawks irk Canucks coach"

I'd be pretty irked too if my team got such arse kicking every time they met. The the Hawks own the Can'tnucks!

I turned the game on just in time to see Booby Lou get scored on 4 times! Loved it! He was at his flopping best! Even the refs got in on it when the Hawks got rolling! Not that the Hawks needed their help, mind you.

It was a thing of beauty! A masterpiece! And, to see Bobby Lou chase out of the game, made it even sweeter!

November 21, 2010  06:23 PM ET
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No matter how crappy the Blackhawks are playing they always seem come to play against Vancouver. And no matter how they lose, Vancouver always finds a way to be petty in defeat. I love watching my team crush these losers.

To quote the honorary blog Down Goes Brown, the Canucks enjoy a spirited rivalry with the Blackhawks "in much the same way that cake enjoys a spirited rivalry with a fat kid on his birthday"

November 21, 2010  06:44 PM ET

Pre season cup favourites my A55

November 21, 2010  07:55 PM ET

Do these poor spamming morons really think anybody here reads their **** here?

I think the weasels who're selling these "leads" to these poor arse holes ought to be hanged by their nuts utill they slowly and painfully expire.

November 21, 2010  09:13 PM ET
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Do these poor spamming morons really think anybody here reads their **** here? I think the weasels who're selling these "leads" to these poor arse holes ought to be hanged by their nuts utill they slowly and painfully expire.

I hope you watched the 'Euro twins' kick butt today.

November 21, 2010  10:14 PM ET
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Not a chance . Although I liked a quip in the Province this morning Luongo had more rubber go between his legs than some Vegas brothels

Thta's about the size of it. The game before that Turco was peppered for 7 goals, so why not see if they can up their PP%? Alain was being a BABY on this one!!!

They were beating us so, why beat us further, we wouldn't do that. I won't let my team score more than 3 or 4 goals a game against an opponent when on top.

Give me a break!

Nice quote Swamp.......fitting!

November 21, 2010  10:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#27):

Do these poor spamming morons really think anybody here reads their **** here? I think the weasels who're selling these "leads" to these poor arse holes ought to be hanged by their nuts utill they slowly and painfully expire.

I agree. This is a ridiculous waste of time! No one, and I mean NO one will buy anything off of em, at least on the NHL threads! We's be smarter thans thats!

November 21, 2010  10:58 PM ET

They should play better then..

 
November 22, 2010  12:33 AM ET
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Alain was being a BABY on this one!!!

I don't think he was being a baby at all. When he said "They have every right to do that...", I took it to mean that he was more upset with his own guys than he was with anything the 'Hawks did.

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