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President's Trophy Is A Product Of A Weak Division

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Tough pill for you Calgary and Edmonton fans, but true. More pushovers out west than in the east, makes for an easier ride to the prezcup.

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The Avalanche dominated outside the NorthWest but couldn't win a divisional game to save their lives. Weird.

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I dont have the numbers but i thought our record was a bit better out of our division this year...

Seemed like we only played "up to the opponent's level" which lead to some strange (ugly) losses...

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It took you until May 2012 to figure this out?

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I wouldn't exactly call 33-21-4 "Dominating"

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If the Presidents trophy is only a product of a weak division, how do you explain New York finishing just 1 point behind Vancouver?

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It took you until May 2012 to figure this out?

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Good post, the OP pretty much nailed it, because we are in a weak div right now it has unfortunately caused our team to become lazy. It is good that they went out first round, maybe it will serve as a wake up call to the team and force them to refocus.

This is the best team Van has ever had, and there are huge expectations, hopefully they can live up to them,

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I dont have the numbers but i thought our record was a bit better out of our division this year...

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Ha that's a fun fact about the Av; I know that we kicked their butts a ton this year. The Wild looked like they might be the real deal, but injuries killed them they don't have any depth. oh well it'll only get better if the move the jets into our division

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The President's Trophy is more like a weak consolation prize. Nobody cares about it anymore. Cheers.

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I wouldn't exactly call 33-21-4 "Dominating"

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It is true that the playing in the Northwest Division probably allowed the Canucks to get 5 or 6 more points than they would have gotten playing in, say, the Pacific Division or the Central Division given they play 6 games against other division teams but only 4 against other Conference teams.

If the Canucks had swapped Divisions with, say, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville or St. Louis they probably would have swapped places in the overall standings as well. Take away 2 games each with Edmonton, Calgary, Colorado and Minnesota and replace them with two extra games against Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit and life would be tougher.

Not to mention the fact that the Canucks had more than their share of good luck and good bounces down the stretch -- and then did not get the bounces in the playoffs.

This point has been made before, but it is true. No way the Canucks were the best regular season team this year. Top 5 maybe, but not the best.

This is one reason I cannot really understand all the talk about how great AV is for winning another President's Cup. I think the Canucks underperformed this year relative to the available talent and, in particular, were not ready for the playoffs -- basically throwing away the first two games and certainly not rising to the occasion. AV has to take responsibility for that.

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Good post, the OP pretty much nailed it, because we are in a weak div right now it has unfortunately caused our team to become lazy. It is good that they went out first round, maybe it will serve as a wake up call to the team and force them to refocus.

This is the best team Van has ever had, and there are huge expectations, hopefully they can live up to them,

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