For the Canucks and their cup runs many of these factors have not gone their way, the main one being injuries. The teams they have lost to in the cup finals have ,on most part, been the healthier team.
The arguement about scoring, consistent goaltending, and team toughness will for ever haunt the Canucks ,but in all fairness the team has not been anywhere near 100% in their chances to win the cup.
By no means am I suggesting the other teams were 100%, but if they where 90% of health Van was at 60%. A lot of fans will say find a way to win injuries are just an excuse, but are they really is it possible to over come key injuries and win the cup when the competition is so close in todays NHL.
The factor of match ups is also something that is basically uncontrollable. The Canucks have finished first in their conference in their runs to the cup. This should be a good thing, but in the west the 8th placed teams are just as good as any team placing above them. The Canucks have the luck of never coming out of the first round without key injuries.
I could go on and on about; reffing, lucky bounces and rule changes in playoffs...ect, but I believe a healthier team in the finals and the canucks should have had their first cup. I know this going to turn into a arguement about team toughness and how if we had more of it there would less injuries, but that simple is not true. Then the arguement about team scoring and then inconsistent goaltending, but all would be fine if the team was heather in the cup finals. Key injuries are not excuses.
Edited by Vancanwincup, 29 January 2013 - 02:43 PM.