Jason, You say that the Canucks are in the same boat as the Caps and Sharks. No. They are not. The Caps and Sharks are teams that have been tops in regular season play and then failed to impress in the playoffs. The Canucks look like they are going to finish as the top team in the regular season this year, but the playoff story is still to come. They may join the Caps and Sharks as "chokers", but that has not happened yet. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the past the Canucks have usually lost to teams that were better than they were during the regular season.