To state the obvious!
#1. Our best defensive centre is a month away from playing
#2. Our 1st PP RW is a month away
#3. Our intense/fast/skate hard every shift player is a month away
#4. Yes Kesler is away for a month! Hard to replace that!
#5. Booth is away for a month.........
#6. To my count, although I didn't work at it hard, we had what 4 players skate through the lock out and really they were all bottom end players
#7. Give them some time, it is not the first 20 games that count anyways! Check the math.
20 games = 40 pts........................if you win 40% you have 16 ploints
if you win 60 % you have 24 points
A difference of 4 wins, pretty easy to catch up, even if you have a tough start! And I don't care if we win the Presidents Cup or what ever, it would suit me fine if Kesler came back with 15 games to go, if we were sitting in 8, 9 , 10 spot in the conference, be would get a better draft position and we would probably end up around 6th in the Conference, which would be fine. It worked for LA, and quite frankly, I think you are better prepared for the playoffs, if you have to fight a little harder near the end of the regular season, if you can stay healthy, which is the obvious reason why the Canucks may not look as strong at the moment. It does unline a weakness at Centre that the Canucks have to address, but most of what happened against Anahiem was system, our first line is as good as anyones, our top four defensemen are near the top of the league, compared with other teams, and our Goaltending is also near the top........It was the system, and the fact that Ducks was resting as the Canucks were out in the community.......give them a few games! Relax!
Edited by zcaptain, 20 January 2013 - 01:29 PM.