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#91 Kesler's Nose

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

The teams are gonna be tough though... Look how we've faired against San Jose and Detroit this year, St Louis game us a run for our money and there's still powerhouse teams like Anaheim and Chicago. Not to say we haven't had our share of victories over them, but we're gonna have a very hard time. Don't forget LA and Minnesota, gonna be some very good matches this year! ::D

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

Knocked out of 2nd round vs. Anaheim in a 6 game series.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

lol @ San Jose getting Torres for a 3rd rounder...Gillis couldn't have swung that?

Yes, he probably could have swung that, however trading with SJ will give them an earlier 3rd round pick. So in theory, it would have taken a 2nd rounder to beat SJ's offer.

I could see MG not wanting to give up his 2nd for Raffi.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

This one is really hard to predict. Against SJ, Det, LA, Minn, and StL it'd likely go the distance.

If we do get to the second round, I think we could hold our own against Anaheim with a healthy Kesler.

Ima say conference finals....eliminated by Chicago.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

People forget that the Canucks played 90% of this season with an AHL line up. LOL and they are still tops of their division. Once Kesler gets back (not my fav player on the team) Ebbett is sent back down, now they a team thats healthy. They will surprise more teams than you think.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

With a healthy team we can really do some damage but not the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

in my eyes, on paper, this team is close to being AS GOOD as our 2011 group. if they can figure out the PP, start scoring goals on a consistent basis like they're capable of, they have the talent to make the conference finals... and who knows what happens from there.

anything can happen, got to get the ball rolling this month, be firing on all cylinders come May.

This group is miles from the 2011 group. The Sedins, Bieksa, Edler, Burrows, and Kesler are two years older and that much more broken down from injuries. Ballard, Booth, and Luongo are a waste of 13+ mil cap dollars. We don't have Ehrhoff, we don't have Grabner to waste on the fourth line, as a positive, we do have Garrison instead of Salo - but half of CDC won't even concede that that is an improvement. But we do have Tanev.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

People forget that the Canucks played 90% of this season with an AHL line up. LOL and they are still tops of their division.

In the worst division in the league*...and they are barely in first.

The Canucks are (in terms of wins vs losses) +5 against NWD, +1 against Central, -2 against pacific. God knows how they will stack up against the powerhouses of the East. The Canucks also have a lot of loser points for losing post-regulation time. Right now the Canucks and Wild have inflated points (perhaps by as much as 6-8) simply by facing such terrible opponents. Realistically both teams should be fighting over 8th spot if the world was "fair". It is sort of funny, some of you may be old enough to remember when the North West was a powerhouse and every team (yes even Edmonton) had a legitimate shot at the playoffs. Now the discussion is whether or not the two top teams can even get into the second round.

A bunch of teams have been hampered as bad (or worse) then the Canucks injury wise. The flyer's d-core is a skating corpse, Detroit always seems to have 3+ players from the middle of their line up out, Ottawa was decimated at the top, the list goes on. Good teams find a way to power through, even against stiff opposition (Chicago/Penguins are the best example).

3 of the top 4 d-men for the Canucks have gone uninjured**, and the other top 4 guy missed 7 games. Realistically the only top 6 d-man that has missed significant games is Ballard. On forward the Canucks really have only had problems with their 2nd line and 3rd line centre. And considering how dysfunctional the second was before, one can argue this is more of a sideways move. The only injury that has had a really big impact on the Canucks (as far as whether or not it would be significantly better with them in the lineup) is Kesler, Booth is a maybe given that his play has been rather inconsistent.

*South-East might be a bit worse, but the SE division's bottom two are better then the NW division's bottom two, so some freebie points are slightly harder to come by.

**Edler missed 2 games and may (or may not) of had a lingering Back-injury, that said, he is playing, and is not so far removed from his "normal" self that it really changes the dynamics of the argument.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

It looks to me that the team just shifted into playoff mode, the last two games were up tempo.
There are still some mistakes being made but if we are on a roll heading in to the playoffs anything is possible...
being on a roll is as big as getting Kesler back.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

STANLEY CUP OR FIRE EVERYONE! :D haha na with a healthy Kesler (knock on wood) we've got a good chance with our defense and goaltending. :)
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

Stanley cups have never been won on paper , This team is no wheres to be playing the same as the 2011 version not even close . We led the league in goals and fewest goals aloud had the best PP and top 3 PK that year

So how good was Boston that season going into the playoffs, what about la kings last season ? It's not how much we improved since that season it's more so how much better our opponents have become. The playoffs are a series of luck, skill, goaltending and team health, that being said we can easily go far if everything goes right

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

I'd be surprised if they make it past the first round, especially if it's against LA.

Thats a mean thing to say gaydar....

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

lol @ San Jose getting Torres for a 3rd rounder...Gillis couldn't have swung that?

I think he might have had the same deal, but they have a earlier pick,
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

Early exit.

I thought we had a massive advantage at winning the Cup this year, especially with the shortened season. I thought that if we could win the President's Trophy and make it to the Cup Finals in a long 82-game season, then why not a 48-game season? But now I'm expecting nothing more than a 2nd round exit.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:28 AM

The top 8 teams have something we never had.. playoff performers not 1-2 but like 7 of them. Very big teams with muscle.

Kevin Fiala will be a star.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:11 AM

3rd round, maybe.


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