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How Much Is The League Paid The Canucks So A Canadian Team Will Not Win The Cup

Posted by Superfan91, 17 April 2012 · 1,083 views

How much has the lleague paid the canucks this year to make sure they do not make it back to the Finals. Think about it starting last summer when we let ,Christian Erhoff, the only Canucks defenceman capeable of playing the point on the powerpla. IE a good point man is one who when the opposing player fires the puck around the boards in an attempt to cllear the zone has the ability to move laterally fast enough to get to the puck before it leaves the zone. Erhoff was the only defencemen we had with that ability and this year our powerplay has suffered because of it. You just do not give give up a player if he is the only one you have on your team with that particular skill set!

If that wasnt bad enough, this year we had something no other team in the league had three good lines. with three very good centers. So, what do we do we trade one of them! We are told it is because kept him here until at least after the playoffs or,at least got another center with a similar skill set to replace him. In lue of Daniels not being able to play,and the trading of Erhoff and Hodgson. We have gone from a team with all the parts needed to win a Stanly cup ie three strong lines with three centers who are great at face offs and at shutting down the other teams centers to a team with only one center with that ability,Ryan Kesler, in.

It just seems strange to me how a team could go from within one game of winning a Stanley cup to being knocked out in the first round.

Now it could be Mike Gillis and his management team just are not a astoot as we thought they were in regard to knowing the peices needed to build a Stanley Cup team or did a edicked come down from the league telling us to make sure we do not make it back to the stanley cup because 1) The league does not want a repeat of the aftermaths last two Stanley Cup finals the canucks have been invollved in or, is it the league does not want a Canadian team to win the cup because it would hinder the growth of the game in the US.

All I know is something is fishy about this. What do you think...

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Its because the Hockey Gods don't want you to win.
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FacePalm is all
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I'm not saying that the league wants us to win the cup, but why wouldnt they want us to make the finals again? Canucks are certainly a more marketable across the league over say a St.Louis, San Jose, or Nashville because we are a hated team, and more people would tune in to cheer for the opposing team.
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Taylorskings
Apr 17 2012 11:58 PM
your a tool, get real hoser!!!
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One Meeeeellion Dollarrrrs!

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Taylorskings is "Hoser" the only word in your vocabulary.
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Astoot and edicked are going in my dictionary!
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Bad grammer and you also think this is true?

LOL
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Really, most of the season the PP was tops in the NHL until the last six weeks or so. It's also time to quit whining about Ehrhoff, Hodgson, Grabner and Torres not playing for the Canucks anymore. Time to move on.
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i like conspiracies too, but ballard's contract was hard to move and we lost ehrhoff, hodgson according to reports and justifiably asked to be moved, he was more deserving for more ice time but our top 2 centers are a fix in any lineup in the nhl.

the conspiracy theory i like to throw around are the fiancially plagued, leauge owned coyotes, we ( the fans ) pay their salaries, in post season all the money goes to the current ownership group ( you and i ) the nhl.

by making them go an extra round or more, they recover leauge finacial losses and at the same time enhance the value either in phoenix or abroad...

what d'ya think about that ?
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