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It Will Be Better To Finish 2Nd In The West


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#1 alexkidd

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

With the standings being the gong show they are, it is in the Canucks best interest to finish 2nd. If we finish 1st and LA manages to beat Chicago we are stuck playing the winner of Detroit / Nashville. If we finish 2nd we would play LA. This is assuming we get out of the 1st round.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

There is no easy way to a Stanley cup. Canucks should try to be first in everything!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

There is no easy way to a Stanley cup. Canucks should try to be first in everything!


No but there are definetely easier and harder ways. Detroit or Nashville is a harder way. Last year one of the reasons we made it to the finals was that we got to play 2 lower seeded teams. San Jose had to battle it out with Detroit and had nothing left once they reached the conference finals.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

With the standings being the gong show they are, it is in the Canucks best interest to finish 2nd. If we finish 1st and LA manages to beat Chicago we are stuck playing the winner of Detroit / Nashville. If we finish 2nd we would play LA. This is assuming we get out of the 1st round.


If LA manages to beat Chicago. You're basing your argument on a "what if".

What if we finish 2nd and Chicago beats LA?



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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

If LA manages to beat Chicago. You're basing your argument on a "what if".

What if we finish 2nd and Chicago beats LA?


Well then hopefully St.Louis goes out in the first round ::D
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

they are better off finishing first in the west.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

The first and second round isnt really what we need to be worried about. Canucks can beat any team in a 7 game series they just have to bring their A game.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

the op has a good point. but....the heart and drive of a champion is to beat the best.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

They'll have to defeat a great team in the third round no matter what, might as well get it out of the way before they are all injured and exhausted.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Presidents trophy

1st in west

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

No but there are definetely easier and harder ways. Detroit or Nashville is a harder way. Last year one of the reasons we made it to the finals was that we got to play 2 lower seeded teams. San Jose had to battle it out with Detroit and had nothing left once they reached the conference finals.


I say try to take 1st forget about playing half ass just to get an "easier opponent". Detroit vs Nashville is going to be a rough series with the winner coming out pretty beat up most likely so I dont think it will be as hard to beat either of them as you may think. To get technical, when you are first you are always playing a lower seeded team so ya.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

With the standings being the gong show they are, it is in the Canucks best interest to finish 2nd. If we finish 1st and LA manages to beat Chicago we are stuck playing the winner of Detroit / Nashville. If we finish 2nd we would play LA. This is assuming we get out of the 1st round.


I thought this was better too but do we really wanna play the blues on the road?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

I thought this was better too but do we really wanna play the blues on the road?



This.

I'd rather the Nucks secure home ice advantage throughout the playoffs and take their chances on whoever they might face.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

If LA manages to beat Chicago. You're basing your argument on a "what if".

What if we finish 2nd and Chicago beats LA?


Agree with your "What If" and I believe that Chicago is going to win that series hands down!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Original thread.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

With the standings being the gong show they are, it is in the Canucks best interest to finish 2nd. If we finish 1st and LA manages to beat Chicago we are stuck playing the winner of Detroit / Nashville. If we finish 2nd we would play LA. This is assuming we get out of the 1st round.


yes... but if we finish second and Chicago wins then we have to face Nashville/Detroit aswell...

"what if we place first and St. Louis looses"
what if
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what if...

"It will be better to finish 2nd in the west"
...stupid comment... that's a stupid comment - AV

this is ridicules

Edited by Neufy161, 31 March 2012 - 12:30 PM.

Oh hello Alain Vigneault, I see what you did there... good one.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

"..stupid comment... that's a stupid comment" - AV

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

This has been discussed to death.

Shanahan went soft on Keith.


Keith is a pretty ugly dude after all....


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

No but there are definetely easier and harder ways. Detroit or Nashville is a harder way. Last year one of the reasons we made it to the finals was that we got to play 2 lower seeded teams. San Jose had to battle it out with Detroit and had nothing left once they reached the conference finals.


And to play lower seeded teams you have to come 1st...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Nope. Better to do Ian 1st

Either way, first round is "easier"...

But 2nd and 3rd is Chicago or Detroit/Nashville. No way la or other team in 3rd beats Chicago, sorry.

So better I get top seed so that you have home ice... But it probably doesn't matter that much anyways at this point

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

theres threads on this


but for the sake of arguement - going against nashville/detroit winner isn't a bad thing... thats going to be a violent series, and i don't expect the winner to come out without injury problems... at the very least the skill players will be banged up
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

OR we can be first and have home advantage throughout the playoffs...


Ridiculous thread...

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

With the standings being the gong show they are, it is in the Canucks best interest to finish 2nd. If we finish 1st and LA manages to beat Chicago we are stuck playing the winner of Detroit / Nashville. If we finish 2nd we would play LA. This is assuming we get out of the 1st round.


There is no guarantee even LA will make the playoffs.

Edited by wesley, 31 March 2012 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

Home ice advantage is huge in playoffs

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

It would be better to finish first because the playoffs re-seed every round. therefor by finishing first the canucks will always play the weakest team left in the playoffs.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

no matter who we play against as long as the attitude of the players is winning and not looking for an "easier" opponent, we will do fine in the playoffs. besides, even a "weak" team in the playoffs can make the upset, in the playoffs all teams are in equal footing except in home advantage.

i rather play to win than play for positioning to get an "easier" team.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Home Ice!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

First time for this topic today! Woo hoo!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

Winning is always better than losing and being first overall is better than second or third. Furthermore, in the second round, I want us to play Chicago, who will take the winner of the Pacific division. Facing them will get us fired up and into payback mode, which might finally give us the killer instinct we haven't always had in the playoffs. Taking them out authoritatively would still be good for us mentally, even after slaying the dragon last year. And physically, I don't think they'd be as much of a challenge as Nashville or Detroit.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:24 PM

It would be better to finish first because the playoffs re-seed every round. therefor by finishing first the canucks will always play the weakest team left in the playoffs.


a lower seed does not necessarily mean the team is weaker due to the division leaders being 1,2,3

This year the third seed will be weaker than the 4th and 5th and probably the 6th




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