You're right it's not just luck obviously, never said that, I stated that anything can happen in the playoffs. Yes the Canucks stink right now. But we have seen what this team is capable of when they are firing on all cylinders, they're a very dangerous team and when they get hot they are amongst the best in the NHL, what else can you ask for?
I really think some fans just get bored of seeing the same players on the ice and the same coaches year after year and want change for the sake of change. Not you necessarily Bodee, but i know some fans have that mentality.
Any team can be dangerous when it is firing on all cylinders. The Nucks haven't been doing that since last February. They may yet find their mojo but so far, they look dissineterested and confused.
As for the 6 game stretch...good defence was not part of that as you stated earlier. That stretch of games was due almost entirely to fantastic goaltending. THe same story as the end of last year when the team played poor hockey but the goalies were outstanding.
My brother (played pro hockey) is very much like you in having a positive outlook and is not at the panic stage yet. Having said that, he acknowledges that some of the games where the Nucks have been dominated for long periods is cause for concern and something that should not be the case on a team with their supposed talent and experience.
A major conern I have is the continuing lack of a legitimate scoring threat outside the twins. This team will not go deep relying on them and the goalies to win them games. There has to be a secondary threat to open up space and to score more than 1 or 2 goals per game. I don't see the kind of talent on this team to do that, particularly in the playoffs.
RIght now we have a world class 1st line, a completely uncertain and makeshift 2nd line, a potentially speedy and possibly dangerous 3rd line (though it keeps geting broken up) and a 4th line of unprovens...Sestito, Pinnizotto).
Poor team play, new/different personnel coming and going from the roster, constant line juggling and no practise time in the next month creat a major chlallenge for this team to overcome.
I would bet pretty much every poster wants to see this team succeed and aren't interested in change for the sake of change. What many posters see is a repeating pattern of sub-par performance dating back over a year and a cast of characters that appears dissinterested for periods of time. Short-comings identified 2 years ago have yet to be addressed and the goalie situation looks like it won't be resolved in a manner that allows for those holes to be filled.
Lots to be concerned about and fans who are concerned shouldn't be dismissed so quickly by those who perhaps have a longer fuse.