The only thing I will argue in your statement is "the sole reason we went to the cup"??????? I think that might be a tad insulting to the rest of the team that played their hearts out and skated their legs off that run.( boy did i love that run...so exciting)
Before i get flamed anymore about pavel list your age with your comment were you around for his bad attitude towards this team and city since day one of getting drafted or are you watching 15 second clips on you tube , just wondering.
Pavel was, without question, one of the playoff MVPs and a clear Conn Smythe candidate during the 1994 postseason. He scored 16 goals and 31 points in those 24 playoff games; in contrast, only Trevor Linden came even close to matching his point totals, scoring 25 points. Pavel was also the decisive factor in advancing past the first round and preventing the Rangers from defeating the Canucks in five games.
Without Pavel's contributions, this team would not have reached the Finals, nor would they have even advanced past Round One. That regular season, he finished with 30 more points than anybody else on the roster, yet the team finished seventh in the Western Conference. Seven wins separated the Canucks and ninth-placed Mighty Ducks. Without Pavel, they may not have even qualified for the postseason that year.
Pavel had the best season of his career that year, scoring 107 points in 76 games; the previous year, he had set a franchise record for points in a season with 110. To undermine his effectiveness would be to show how misinformed you are. Everything I have provided thus far, whether it be testimony from his colleagues, statistics, or footage, points towards him being one of the most important players in franchise history.
I suppose you must be truly forgetful, else you're talking out of your rear. You haven't provided a single piece of evidence to support your claim that he was such a "cancer" for this team. The 1994 postseason does not happen without his on-ice contributions. He averaged eight points per series, and scored eight in five games during the series against Dallas. This was during a time when, had the Canucks not had Pavel, there would not have been any guarantee another star would have replaced him. Hence, having Pavel was vital if the team wanted to challenge for the Stanley Cup, and he proved to be the most effective skater for the team nearly every night.
Clearly, you know nothing if your only argument is to question my age. I could ask you the same, but it wouldn't matter if you're going to continue to deny facts and blind yourself with baseless beliefs. Some people can be ignorant at any age.
Edited by WeatherWise, 24 September 2012 - 09:32 PM.
The greatest segue into a weather segment.