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A 48-game season is detrimental to the Canucks

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The Canucks are gonna do fine, now I don't expect them to explode out of the gate.. But I do think they will do better than an October performance, they know what's at stake and maybe they'll be excited to be a part of their very first shortened season. This could be the year boys, let's get ready to Ruummbbbllleee!! :P

EDIT: You see what I did there, it's called Enthusiasm- you should try it once in a while Mr. Reputable. lol

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Boo-hoo. Not a new phenomenon. Vancouver's geographic location hasn't changed, ever. This whole "travel schedule" BS is a Mike Gillis creation that we simply did not hear about very much prior to his arrival.

And let's not forget the flipside of the location; the fact that we're at an advantage when visitors have to fly all the way in to play us. But of course, that is also never discussed. Only the excuses.

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OMG LMAO seriously with milk coming out of my nose even. Phenomenon !?! WTF are you talking about ? Mike Gillis did not start any travel BS. The hard facts show the truth. Is there even any point in trying to explain? Never mind the cold hard numbers of our team travel but all the analysts and players all agree that we have the hardest travel schedule in the league. Do you know how far it is from Van to Cal, EDM, Minn or COL ? What about CBJ or DET ? They all have teams hundreds of miles/KMS closer. We are the farthest from any other team in the league Edm is a close second. Our division is the most traveled in the league.

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Nope vanfan, Gillis.org made this all up.

It's a ruse - contrived by the scheming minds of excuse makers and spin doctors.

All of us real people who travel 11 minutes to work everyday know that this travel myth, these jetlag effects, the time zone changes, sleep disturbances, digestion, cognition - the general effects on the body - are nothing but the delusions of a bunch of hypocondriacs. 50,000 miles of travel? Pffftttt. The 20,000 to 25,000 mile difference in distances travelled between teams like Vancouver and Calgary as opposed to Buffalo, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey etc.... That's next to nothing.

Gillisoganda.

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What a coincidence! I see that neither of you addressed the advantage that we have of other teams having to fly all the way in to Vancouver.

No point discussing that, though, right?

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It would be helpful if you guys mentally berating others would actually do five minutes of homework before looking like even bigger fools than bullies:

Dallas Stars will be the NHL’s most traveled team in 2012-13

Ryan Dadoun

Jun 22, 2012, 8:52 AM EST

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You might assume that the Winnipeg Jets would have the harshest road schedule in the league given that they will once again play in the same division as the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. However, the Dallas Morning news reports that the Dallas Stars will actually lead the league in air miles.

The Stars, a Pacific Division team that’s based out of northern Texas, will travel a total of 49,851 miles over the course of the 2012-13 campaign, based on the newly released schedule.

That’s pretty harsh and it will probably be brought up when the NHL reopens the issue of realignment. Had the original realignment plan been approved by the NHLPA, the Dallas Stars would be playing in Conference B with Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, and Winnipeg. That would have probably been preferable to the Stars from a travel perspective, but it would have also been an extremely tough conference to make the playoffs in.

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Some guy that actually did the numbers puts the Canucks miles traveled in 9th spot with at least a half dozen other teams in the wheelhouse for similar air miles:

Team 2011-12 Miles

2011-12

B to B

2011-12

1 Gm Trips 2010-11 Miles

2010-11

B to B

2010-11

1 Gm Trips Anaheim Ducks 50,296 13 10 47,838 15 12 Boston Bruins 33,770 13 11 35,673 14 17 Buffalo Sabres 35,911 21 23 30,347 22 15 Carolina Hurricanes 38,114 16 24 40,874 21 33 Columbus Blue Jackets 42,831 16 17 44,600 18 27 Calgary Flames 49,104 10 5 48,004 13 7 Chicago Blackhawks 39,288 17 20 40,498 18 21 Colorado Avalanche 48,945 10 18 44,190 14 11 Dallas Stars 49,622 14 17 46,244 12 9 Detroit Red Wings 42,865 14 20 39,793 14 17 Edmonton Oilers 50,006 12 10 50,309 11 4 Florida Panthers 52,751 14 8 43,144 15 8 Los Angeles Kings 55,591 15 13 40,430 13 10 Minnesota Wild 42,860 11 12 50,805 19 17 Montreal Canadiens 39,174 13 19 33,224 16 17 New Jersey Devils 28,597 15 24 27,152 20 27 Nashville Predators 39,534 11 10 42,379 13 27 New York Islanders 32,410 13 20 28,210 20 24 New York Rangers 36,385 14 11 29,355 18 18 Ottawa Senators 33,915 17 20 32,157 16 23 Philadelphia Flyers 34,193 13 20 29,973 16 29 Phoenix Coyotes 49,192 13 15 53,843 16 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 33,439 15 17 28,948 17 18 San Jose Sharks 43,994 14 5 56,254 14 6 St. Louis Blues 38,781 17 20 41,473 17 23 Tampa Bay Lightning 43,717 10 12 40,522 17 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 32,239 17 21 33,470 14 27 Vancouver Canucks 46,826 11 2 51,213 11 5 Winnipeg/Atlanta 44,627 14 8 44,079 15 16 Washington Capitals 37,969 13 22 32,401 15 22

Click on any of the column headers to sort on that value.

So here's how this works: for each team, I walk through their schedule from Game 1 to Game 82, adding up the miles traveled from one game to the next. The European openers are accounted for, and if a team has road games immediately before and after the All Star break, I add in a trip home between those games. One adjustment I've made from previous years is that if a team starts on the road, I build in the miles from their home rink for Game 1 (and I've updated the 2010-11 numbers in the table above to match that scheme).

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The Canucks travel distances have been moderated in the past few seasons - the payoff - there is really no way aroung it - instead they embark on some of the longest (duration) road trips in the NHL.

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Honestly, I just want there to be no season. This would help rid us of Gary Bettman, the worst thing to ever happen to hockey. But then again, if he isn't gone yet, perhaps he never will be.

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Yeah because that's not exact what you are doing in this post right? Dodging the things you have no answer for to push your point that really is reaching. Alright though let's discuss it.

So every other team has to go to Vancouver & back every once in awhile, yet we have to travel from Vancouver and back everytime we go somewhere.

Vancouver still travels more than every other team and significantly more than almost all of them, and this still doesn't measure up to the travel we do. Your going to have to come up with a better argument if you want to continue to refute the facts.

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Lou was a slow starter in oct and nov.. Schiends will be in net this season.. It's good for edler ,garrison and kesler to have the time off to heal. Doesn't hurt the sedins either to get some rest after the past few seasons. Nucks will make the playoffs and hopefully make a run.. I think we will win the cup this year and shut all the haters up.. Just watch

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Lou was a slow starter in oct and nov.. Schiends will be in net this season.. It's good for edler ,garrison and kesler to have the time off to heal. Doesn't hurt the sedins either to get some rest after the past few seasons. Nucks will make the playoffs and hopefully make a run.. I think we will win the cup this year and shut all the haters up.. Just watch

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Lou was a slow starter in oct and nov.. Schiends will be in net this season.. It's good for edler ,garrison and kesler to have the time off to heal. Doesn't hurt the sedins either to get some rest after the past few seasons. Nucks will make the playoffs and hopefully make a run.. I think we will win the cup this year and shut all the haters up.. Just watch

Holy eff quad post. Sorry on my iPhone and it froze

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Lou was a slow starter in oct and nov.. Schiends will be in net this season.. It's good for edler ,garrison and kesler to have the time off to heal. Doesn't hurt the sedins either to get some rest after the past few seasons. Nucks will make the playoffs and hopefully make a run.. I think we will win the cup this year and shut all the haters up.. Just watch

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