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That " Switch " Just Never Turned On

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Many of us might have forgotten that the Canucks were again the highest scoring team in the Western Conference during the regular season. In the playoffs, they managed 8 goals in 5 games. The Canucks ended last year with 8 goals in 7 games but also finished at the top of the league in scoring during the regular season.

Kesler was scorless for 17 games to end the season, including the playoffs. In March, Burrows, Raymond, Booth, and Hansen had 7, 9, 10, and 15 game scorless streaks, respectively.

All these players still ended up with decent regular season numbers, and Hansen even had a career year offensively.

What this shows is that the Canucks needs consistent scoring. The sporadic scoring of certain players not only inflate stats but builds false expectation that this kind of production could be a regular thing. Hence, so many people thinking the team could suddenly "turn on a switch".

LA and St. Louis are examples of low scoring but consistent teams that are so dangerous during the playoffs.

The team has already proven that it has problems scoring in the playoffs. I don't see how another year of this would change anything. I wouldn't mind a complete overhaul of the team during the offseason except the Sedins and goaltending, except one of Luongo and Schneider will probably be traded.

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I told myself all season, that when the playoffs came. They would turn the "switch" on. Never happened. Damn

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lol trade everyone but the sedins and 1 goalie? dunno about that

would like to unload booth and Lu for an actual top 6 forward. also trade AV for cunneyworth

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We need to bring in more skill on the 2nd line. Watching the offense was frustrating. No finish, no chemistry, no creativeness off of the rush. We need to take a page out of Philly's book and the way they play offense, as well as get a coach like Laviolette who rallies his troops and gets his guys going.

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I think Kesler's always got "the switch" on, but he just gets too damn greedy. Second line needs a straight up passer for him and Booth.

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Don't worry about it, MG wants to bring Raymond back.

Our scoring problems are solved for next season.

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I think Kesler's always got "the switch" on, but he just gets too damn greedy. Second line needs a straight up passer for him and Booth.

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It seemed "the switch" was an excuse to become complacent. It's very unfortunate, and the coaching staff had to recognize this prior to the start of the playoffs. Whether or not they did, the team entered the playoffs playing the flat and uninspired brand of hockey they played throughout the last stretch of the regular season.

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Don't worry about it, MG wants to bring Raymond back.

Our scoring problems are solved for next season.

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Gonna need a playmaker that can also shoot because kes's shot sucked this season and so does booth's.

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Raymond is gonna be our giroux next year ;)

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lol trade everyone but the sedins and 1 goalie? dunno about that

would like to unload booth and Lu for an actual top 6 forward. also trade AV for cunneyworth

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A lot of scoring in the playoffs is about having more will to score than the other guy does to stop you. This is something the Canucks have struggled with for years.

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Yeah will to go to the net and dirty areas.

But when you have guys like Raymond everyone figures why do it Raymond doesn't.

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They gave the switch to Hodgson in Boston after the win.

When Giillis traded him he decided to take the switch with him.

Kesler and Booth didn't use it so what the hay.

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