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#1 aliveinchrist14

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:33 PM

The Vancouver Canucks will and yes, I said will miss the playoffs this year, if they don't fix the issues I'll highlight in this article!! I'm sorry, but when you have a GM sitting on his duff instead of getting the much needed trades done to make this despicable team competitive, you'll always lose.

The Canucks this year compared to the past two years:

This Year:

Can't score, no defense, no goaltending, lose on the road, lose at home, lose when playing back to back nights, no power-play, no penalty kill, can't win face-offs, etc.

The Past 2 Years:

Everything you read in the "this year" section would be the opposite in this section, except goaltending...

They are terrible all around and the key to other teams beating them night after night, is simple, SHUT DOWN THE SEDIN'S. They do that and they win and trust me they're doing that and have been for the past two or three years, the difference this year, from two and three years ago, no one else can score on this team because they have no talent!! We spend more time in our zone then we do in the other teams zones. This is the worst Canucks team I've seen put on the ice in probably 5 or 6 years!! How sad is that? I feel like cheering bring back Naslund, Bertuzzi, and Morrison!!

Now, there is a fix that could turn this all around and the Canucks might get lucky enough to win enough games to get in the playoffs, what is that you ask? Well, get a great second line winger or two, a top center-man in the league and bam, the Canucks will be competitive again. You have to understand, this team is not that far away from being really good if we get alternative scoring and some top tier center-men. Here's the bottom line, you can't score and win games if you never have the puck! You NEED to have top tier center-men, or you'll always lose! Center-men, in my eyes, are the most important players in the league! They win the draws and more times then not, they setup the wingers, who usually score all of the goals (for example, Henrik Sedin) I miss Manny Malhotra, what a top tier center-man he was! I mean Come on, I can't even watch this team play anymore this year, watching them, makes me want to scream and lace up some skates and go out there and do something to fix this myself! I'm so terribly upset by the way this team has under achieved this year. It's ridiculous and makes me sick. Anyways, I love this team and that's why I get so frustrated when they under achieve or don't play up to their full potential. 7th in the West? Are you kidding me? By the time this nights over, if they lose this game, they might be completely out of the playoffs! Like I said, if they don't fix these issues, they WON'T make the playoffs this year, what a tragedy that would be! I hope that when all is said and done, I can look back at this post and say, "Man I'm glad I was so terribly wrong!" I want to be wrong about all of this, but, like I said, they need to fix these issues or you can chalk this year up as a HUGE disappointment!
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

PLAYOFFS!!??? PLAYOFFS!!!?? You are talking about PLAYOFFS!!? I hope we can just win a game!!
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

There will be no playoffs for the Canucks. The teams they're competing against are getting better. Us, well we're 5 wins in the last 16. Does that sound like a team ready to make a run down the stretch to you?
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

I love our team, but even if(and its looking like a bigger and bigger if) make the playoffs at our current pace we'd probably get laid ou in... we just do not have what it takes with what we've been doing to raise the cup.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

Kesler can transform the fortunes of this team's offence.

Not sure about the PP/D when Garrison can't find the net.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

I will be honest I didn't read this.

I didn't read it either - too long. But I'll say this - MG better do something fast. If this team misses the post-season while sitting on two number-one goalies, his own job may come into question. I know he doesn't like making trades under pressure, but I'm watching a team that actually played a great game tonight and still lost, because they're a couple of key players away from winning.

Edited by Slegr, 18 March 2013 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

The Vancouver Canucks will and yes, I said will miss the playoffs this year, if they don't fix the issues I'll highlight in this article!! I'm sorry, but when you have a GM sitting on his duff instead of getting the much needed trades done to make this despicable team competitive, you'll always lose.

The Canucks this year compared to the past two years:

This Year:

Can't score, no defense, no goaltending, lose on the road, lose at home, lose when playing back to back nights, no power-play, no penalty kill, can't win face-offs, etc.

The Past 2 Years:

Everything you read in the "this year" section would be the opposite in this section, except goaltending...

They are terrible all around and the key to other teams beating them night after night, is simple, SHUT DOWN THE SEDIN'S. They do that and they win and trust me they're doing that and have been for the past two or three years, the difference this year, from two and three years ago, no one else can score on this team because they have no talent!! We spend more time in our zone then we do in the other teams zones. This is the worst Canucks team I've seen put on the ice in probably 5 or 6 years!! How sad is that? I feel like cheering bring back Naslund, Bertuzzi, and Morrison!!

Now, there is a fix that could turn this all around and the Canucks might get lucky enough to win enough games to get in the playoffs, what is that you ask? Well, get a great second line winger or two, a top center-man in the league and bam, the Canucks will be competitive again. You have to understand, this team is not that far away from being really good if we get alternative scoring and some top tier center-men. Here's the bottom line, you can't score and win games if you never have the puck! You NEED to have top tier center-men, or you'll always lose! Center-men, in my eyes, are the most important players in the league! They win the draws and more times then not, they setup the wingers, who usually score all of the goals (for example, Henrik Sedin) I miss Manny Malhotra, what a top tier center-man he was! I mean Come on, I can't even watch this team play anymore this year, watching them, makes me want to scream and lace up some skates and go out there and do something to fix this myself! I'm so terribly upset by the way this team has under achieved this year. It's ridiculous and makes me sick. Anyways, I love this team and that's why I get so frustrated when they under achieve or don't play up to their full potential. 7th in the West? Are you kidding me? By the time this nights over, if they lose this game, they might be completely out of the playoffs! Like I said, if they don't fix these issues, they WON'T make the playoffs this year, what a tragedy that would be! I hope that when all is said and done, I can look back at this post and say, "Man I'm glad I was so terribly wrong!" I want to be wrong about all of this, but, like I said, they need to fix these issues or you can chalk this year up as a HUGE disappointment!


Harsh words from the pulpit...you must be bummed that Booth is out.

You're right...the team stinks...no leadership...no willingness to pay the price...too easy to play against. Playoffs looks like a stretch.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

We will make it but barley, once we do I hope we do what the Kings did last year. :towel:
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Damn..I just realized Toronto has more wins than us (15-12-2) through 29 games. We're 13-9-6 through 28 games. I know my names dontstresskes, but I'm stressing!!! We need MAJOR changes right away. I swear if Toronto wins a cup before us after all that's happened to them, that'd be embarrassing...

Edited by dontstresskes, 18 March 2013 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Why talk about playoffs when we can't win games <_<

Edited by lappy40, 18 March 2013 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

Now, there is a fix that could turn this all around and the Canucks might get lucky enough to win enough games to get in the playoffs, what is that you ask? Well, get a great second line winger or two, a top center-man in the league and bam, the Canucks will be competitive again. You have to understand, this team is not that far away from being really good if we get alternative scoring and some top tier center-men. Here's the bottom line, you can't score and win games if you never have the puck! You NEED to have top tier center-men, or you'll always lose! Center-men, in my eyes, are the most important players in the league! They win the draws and more times then not, they setup the wingers, who usually score all of the goals (for example, Henrik Sedin) I miss Manny Malhotra, what a top tier center-man he was! I mean Come on, I can't even watch this team play anymore this year, watching them, makes me want to scream and lace up some skates and go out there and do something to fix this myself! I'm so terribly upset by the way this team has under achieved this year. It's ridiculous and makes me sick. Anyways, I love this team and that's why I get so frustrated when they under achieve or don't play up to their full potential. 7th in the West? Are you kidding me? By the time this nights over, if they lose this game, they might be completely out of the playoffs! Like I said, if they don't fix these issues, they WON'T make the playoffs this year, what a tragedy that would be! I hope that when all is said and done, I can look back at this post and say, "Man I'm glad I was so terribly wrong!" I want to be wrong about all of this, but, like I said, they need to fix these issues or you can chalk this year up as a HUGE disappointment!


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Damn..I just realized Toronto has more wins than us (15-12-2) through 29 games. We're 13-9-6 through 28 games. I know my names dontstresskes, but I'm stressing!!! We need MAJOR changes right away. I swear if Toronto wins a cup before us after all that's happened to them, that'd be embarrassing...


Islanders are closing in too! :bigblush:
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#14 elvis15

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

I will be honest I didn't read this.

You weren't the only one. Another fanview (fiction or not, I don't know) of what's wrong with the Canucks. Plenty of threads on this recently and I just can't read them anymore since there's no great revelation in any of them.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

The Canucks are a waste. A waste of some high-level, high-potential players who deserve so much better a lot in the league. A waste of a team that makes big claims, but cannot back it up. Guys like Luongo and the Sedins deserve so much better than this.

This team plays in a city that takes much pride, but right now, has nothing to show for. No Cup for the one bunch of fans that want it so much more badly than anyone else - so much so, that if they can't have it, they'd smash the city to smitherines.

The Canucks are a total mess now, and it's time to overhaul everything. It's time for Gillis to be replaced with Linden (or perhaps Pat Quinn), and let's say replace AV with Lindy Ruff.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

You weren't the only one. Another fanview (fiction or not, I don't know) of what's wrong with the Canucks. Plenty of threads on this recently and I just can't read them anymore since there's no great revelation in any of them.


Well you can write off any "complaining thread" thats written within an hour of a loss.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

The way things are going, the Oilers will overtake the Nucks for the last playoff spot.

Edited by VanNuck, 18 March 2013 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

Well you can write off any "complaining thread" thats written within an hour of a loss.

That's true enough, although I try and at least give the first couple lines a scan.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

It's ok to miss the playoffs for one season as long we can get a really good player at the draft. Mackinnon/Jones/Drouin pls
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

The Canucks are a waste. A waste of some high-level, high-potential players who deserve so much better a lot in the league. A waste of a team that makes big claims, but cannot back it up. Guys like Luongo and the Sedins deserve so much better than this.

This team plays in a city that takes much pride, but right now, has nothing to show for. No Cup for the one bunch of fans that want it so much more badly than anyone else - so much so, that if they can't have it, they'd smash the city to smitherines.

The Canucks are a total mess now, and it's time to overhaul everything. It's time for Gillis to be replaced with Linden (or perhaps Pat Quinn), and let's say replace AV with Lindy Ruff.


Linden - wtf - that dude is so far removed from the game and pretty much black balled from the nhl for his handling of the collective bargaining agreement in the past - he cost everyone involved money in the end - nhlpa and the owners

And i dont think he would want the job anyway - it would cut into running his gyms and real estate deals

The new gms have law degrees and hockey experience - not uncompleted high school from alberta.

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