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Anyone else miss the old Canucks?

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I'm talking 2001 to 2006

Back when Naslund, Bertuzzi Cooke! Ohlund and much more, the games the memories, we were not the best team, but I sure miss the spirit we had back then!

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honestly once naslund was KO'ed he was never really the same, neither was bertuzzi, for obvious reasons but i wouldn't even consider that "old canucks" since we have people here who remember the days of linden and smyl, etc. i started watch around 1994 and thought trevor linden was the most badass person ever, despite being 6 years old. but the west coast extress years were exciting, i'll give it that

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not at all. of all the frustrating teams this organization has fielded, that was perhaps the most frustrating "good" era. the disappointing playoff performances, the lack of depth in the squad, and the godawful goaltending all combined to make the team both exciting but extremely disappointing. i'd much rather have the skill and grind of the early-mid 90s, or the depth and talent of recent years.

i miss bertuzzi. always loved him and always will. the rest of the team, however, not so much.

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I miss Linden. Hammering players every shift, going toe to toe with Rob Ray, scoring clutch goals and being the epitome of class the whole way. They really don't make 'em like they used to.

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I miss the Canucks of '89 through '95, and the Canucks of '09 through '11.

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I have to admit my mind has wandered more than once over the past 5 or 6 games back to the days of the WCE. It was an exciting team to watch but not one for the faint of heart, and ultimately when you start to recall all the details, a frustrating experience. I think Charles Dickens had some words to that effect. The early 2000s is when I lost most of my hair.

The last few years have been really good, some of the best, for the franchise and continue to be. Injuries and question marks hamper the team right now but we are watching one of the most successful incarnations of the Canucks these past 5 years. With the right moves there will be another five.

It is a good time to be a Canucks fan. :towel::canucks::towel:

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the canucks should retire number 44 for the beast todd bertuzzi

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the canucks should retire number 44 for the beast todd bertuzzi

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I miss the '81-'82 Canucks... Halloween sweaters, and all! That team was not very talented. It was successful because of heart, stupid good goaltending and getting "hot" at the right time... Did I mention heart?

The team finished 3 points below .500 and squeaked into the playoffs. You guys all know the story. Talent on this team? Gradin, Smyl, Fraser, Boldiev, Hlinka... Kevin McCarthy, Lars Lindgren and Doug Halward on the back end. Grit? OMG! Williams, Rota, Molin, Lupul, Delorme, Snepsts, Crawford, Campbell, Nill, Bubla. Kids like the D of Eldebrink, Schliebener, Belland, Lanz... Where do I include BJ McDonald, Ollie Brasar and Rick Heinz in all of this?

And of course, King Richard!

These guys beat the crap out of their opponents and got 11 playoff wins before bowing to the Islanders dynasty. I know the game has changed, but, a team built like this might do well in today's game (see Bruins and Kings)?

With a returning Kesler and a Deadline deal, might the '12-'13 Canucks pull off an '81-'82 2.0? One keeper plain lights out? Check. Decent defense with a little offense and a little grit. Check. Good top 6 (with Kes)? Check. Bottom 6 with a little size and the ability to piss off a few guys along the way? Check. 6 wins in a row, all in playoff style. Let's get behind this team and see if we, the fans, can inject a little energy into the team. That's the biggest difference to me... The old, raucous (in the 81-82 playoffs) Coliseum vs. the bigger, but less energy-filled Rogers Centre.

Too bad we couldn't bring Roger Nielson back for the playoff run!

Stranger things have happened, CDC.

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the canucks should retire number 44 for the beast todd bertuzzi

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I sure as hell don't miss Dan Cloutier or pretty much any goalie they've had between Kirk McLean and Luongo. I'll give Arturs Irbe a pass I guess.

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Never.

Bertuzzi was a solid Canuck, and fan favorite, up until the Moore incident. My favorite Canuck at the time immediately turned into my least favorite Canuck. I was embarrassed as I watched that night's events unfold.

Bertuzzi is a criminal, IMO. I know I'll get totally flamed for saying so, but, it's how I feel.

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I miss the '81-'82 Canucks... Halloween sweaters, and all! That team was not very talented. It was successful because of heart, stupid good goaltending and getting "hot" at the right time... Did I mention heart?

The team finished 3 points below .500 and squeaked into the playoffs. You guys all know the story. Talent on this team? Gradin, Smyl, Fraser, Boldiev, Hlinka... Kevin McCarthy, Lars Lindgren and Doug Halward on the back end. Grit? OMG! Williams, Rota, Molin, Lupul, Delorme, Snepsts, Crawford, Campbell, Nill, Bubla. Kids like the D of Eldebrink, Schliebener, Belland, Lanz... Where do I include BJ McDonald, Ollie Brasar and Rick Heinz in all of this?

And of course, King Richard!

These guys beat the crap out of their opponents and got 11 playoff wins before bowing to the Islanders dynasty. I know the game has changed, but, a team built like this might do well in today's game (see Bruins and Kings)?

With a returning Kesler and a Deadline deal, might the '12-'13 Canucks pull off an '81-'82 2.0? One keeper plain lights out? Check. Decent defense with a little offense and a little grit. Check. Good top 6 (with Kes)? Check. Bottom 6 with a little size and the ability to piss off a few guys along the way? Check. 6 wins in a row, all in playoff style. Let's get behind this team and see if we, the fans, can inject a little energy into the team. That's the biggest difference to me... The old, raucous (in the 81-82 playoffs) Coliseum vs. the bigger, but less energy-filled Rogers Centre.

Too bad we couldn't bring Roger Nielson back for the playoff run!

Stranger things have happened, CDC.

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