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Do the Canucks have enough depth for shortened season?


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#31 Lychees

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

Luongo ... well known for his amazing starts to the season :bigblush:


The dreaded October turning into the dreaded December/January!?
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

At this point I don't really think it matters.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

The dreaded October turning into the dreaded December/January!?


As long as its for TO or FL I could care less how Lou starts the year.
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#34 meh_wassup

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

I'm kinda dreading a half season, I think it might be worse on our vets health-wise. Here's why: its a WAY shorter season, that means every games will mean a lot more so teams will be fighting hard for every point they can get which will give the whole season more of a playoff feel with lots of body banging and whatnot... Can our vets take it? a 5 month playoff run would be pretty tough to handle on aging bodies, wouldn't it?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

We can always call up players from our farm team in Florida.

That's funny....
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#36 Dogbyte

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

This could be worse starting out if Kesler, Edler/Garrison (any or all) do not start the shortened season whenever it starts between now and Jan 1 - but in a shortened season while it may help a veteran team, if they hit significant injuries, do they have enough depth to push through for a playoff seed? Compared to a team like Detroit (lots of depth) or Nashville (not much depth)...

Side note - does this shortened season now mean Lui stays for the short year in tandem with Schneider (in case of injury)?

Whoo, feels good to talk hockey again!


Too much depth, not enough second line.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

The Canucks would probably have the best chance at winning the Cup if the season was shortened. Our older players don't have to worry about the grind, we'd have our injured players healed and ready for the playoffs and our goalies won't be mentally fatigued and crumble during the playoffs.

However, there are other teams like San Jose in particular with older vets who would thrive in this sort of shortened season. Even a team like Tampa Bay would have an advantage as their older guys
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

Shouldn't a shorter season help us in that respect?

Doesn't fewer games = fewer injuries?

Atleast that's the way I look at it. I think an shortened season we be a positive for us, it allows time for guys (Kes, Eddie, G52) to heal without the pressure of the ups-down of a season and the burning desire to get back into the line-up.

Plus less games should leave us more fresh for the playoffs, which is really the thing I care about.
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