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Poll: Canucks Playoff Chances 2013 (110 member(s) have cast votes)

Taking off your homer glasses, how do you feel the Canucks will do in the playoffs?

  1. Win one round (22 votes [20.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.95%

  2. Win two rounds (23 votes [21.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.90%

  3. Win Conference (8 votes [7.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.62%

  4. Win Cup (13 votes [12.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.38%

  5. Out in first round (39 votes [37.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.14%

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#1 vancouverdepression

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Honestly, without your pro pro, ra ra Canuck glasses on, how will they do in the playoffs?


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

Out in the first round will probably win because everyone is so negative today it seems but I could easily see this team win a round or 2.

I think on paper we are better than the team that went to the finals.

Edited by Smashian Kassian, 03 April 2013 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

If and this is a big IF... If the boys are healthy and they play with heart, If the Sedins actually show up in the Playoffs and both Lu or/and Schneids do NOT have any meltdowns. I think it might be possible to go on a miracle run. The only reason I think this is because of the way Luongo was in his interview, he said they want the cup and I believe him. Is it very likely this will happen probably not but anything is possible, anything.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

I think on paper we are easily better than the team that went to the finals.


what? how on earth do you figure that?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

Out in the first round will probably win because everyone is so negative today it seems but I could easily see this team win a round or 2.

I think on paper we are easily better than the team that went to the finals.

2011:
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Higgins
Hansen - Lappy - Torres
Oreskovich - Bolduc - Tambellini

Edler - Ehrhoff
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Salo - Rome

Luongo
Schneider

2013:
Sedin - Sedin - Kassian/burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Burrows/kassian
Hansen - Roy - Higgins
Weise - Lappy - Pinnizzotto

Edler - Bieksa
Hamhuis - Garrison
Tanev - Ballard

Schneider
Luongo
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

what? how on earth do you figure that?


More center depth, better goaltending, more forward depth.

I think Roy is a huge addition that will make this team substantially better if he plays the way he is capable of.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

2013:
Sedin - Sedin - Kassian/burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Burrows/kassian
Hansen - Roy - Higgins
Weise - Lappy - Pinnizzotto

Edler - Bieksa
Hamhuis - Garrison
Tanev - Ballard

Schneider
Luongo


Don't forget Booth, if he comes back at any point
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

they may look better on paper, but in '11 everyone overachived, this year everyone is underachiving and looking like poo. I think the canucks could pass round one if they get their stuff together, but I kinda doubt it.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

I'll give them 2 rounds max. Unless we actually see this team play the way they did leading up to our stanley cup final run, this year will be short lived. That being said though, I will reserve final judgment until the end of the regular season. You never know with Kes coming back and the new addition of roy. Things could turn around fast... crazier things have happened
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

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who cares...lets just get behind our team....is that too much to ask?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

It all depends on how they play.

If they keep playing at the same pace as now. First round exit or at best 2nd.

If they can get some momentum and condfidence and Kesler ad Roy play well... Who knows? Conference or cup final would be plausible.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

I like where the Canucks are.  Homer glasses off, it takes getting hot at the right time, the PP starting to click, stay healthy, getting bounces, better calls for than against when it comes to reffing, and having great goaltending.

I think virtually any team that gets in from the west, has a chance to win the conference.  Canucks included.

If the Canucks stay healthy down the middle (Kesler included) and on the back end with some good goaltending, no team will have an easy time with the Nucks.  It will come down to the breaks I listed off.

Hell New Jersey and LA went to the finals last year.  Both got hot at the right time, and LA didn't lose a man game on the back end.  Stuff happens.

Getting Roy was very big for the Nucks, and I think underappreciated by Nuck Nation.  They added a guy who has been a #1 centre his whole career.  He plays in ALL situations.  If Kes stays healthy, having Sedin and Roy down the middle is the deepest of any team.  Three lines that can TOTALLY be rolled through with a dash of grind house coming from the 4th.  I like it.

Predicting is a fools game as no one knows how the reffing and injuries will go.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

A Conference final appearance hopefully.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Don't forget Booth, if he comes back at any point


What is going on in your sig?

Lol it's hilarious.


To the OP: I think we win the cup this year with Luongo the one that takes us there.

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Shanahan went soft on Keith.


Keith is a pretty ugly dude after all....


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

Would want the canucks win the cup but D corps is not good enough to go all the way. It will get break down by elite teams in the playoffs.

Canucks might get to 2nd round and Gillis will try to sell it to sheep fans that its a success. Meanwhile Sedins, Burrows, Bieksa get older and other teams' young players get better and some hit their prime next season. Window has closed for this core.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:36 PM

Honestly, without your pro pro, ra ra Canuck glasses on, how will they do in the playoffs?


You forgot miss the playoffs

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

Cup. Luongo deserves it.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

Out in 1st round. I'm in the majority.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

ok so here is the only way the canucks can win the cup ....


goaltending - yeah its possible but can scheinder stand on his head for 16 games?

. Scoring - okay heres the deal if the sedins window is now well lets see them start to score some big points........
-kesler has to be the guy maybe this is a coin flip on what kesler we getting the diver or the game changer?

powerplay - well they have to go back to the top lol so far they can't even generate much

4th line - has to be out there actually making an impact hitting

please stop the diving - burrows lappy and kesler need to be key players well can they?

defense - has to be rock solid this again is asking for too much from a team. Our defense has proven time and time again that they break down against teams who are big ...


Rite now canucks are not a contender but hey last year the la kings were not really considered contenders either so you never know..

I dont know i just dont see them this year going all the way because its asking a-lot from the players .... bash me all you want im being realistic........

what do you think the canucks need to do to be successful in the playoffs?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

This team has the talent to get hot at the right time and win it all. And it has the recent history of epic meltdowns.

Which team will show up?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

The negativity by the fans that don't realize the team we have. Grab your pitch forks Y'all, Down with MG. Haha

I don't see anything less than third round pending if we have our healthy line-up prepared come playoffs.

Looks like a solid team on paper no doubt.

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Higgins
Raymond Roy Hansen
Sestito Lapierre Kassian

Bieksa Edler
Hamhuis Garrison
Tanev Ballard

Schneider
Luongo

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Sedin Sedin Burrows
Higgins Kesler Roy
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Sestito Lapierre Kassian

*Booth injured

Edited by Bure fan, 03 April 2013 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:58 PM

Can the team pick up anyone off waivers from here on in?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:05 PM

The negativity by the fans that don't realize the team we have. Grab your pitch forks Y'all, Down with MG. Haha

I don't see anything less than third round pending if we have our healthy line-up prepared come playoffs.

Looks like a solid team on paper no doubt.

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Booth Kesler Higgins
Raymond Roy Hansen
Sestito Lapierre Kassian

Bieksa Edler
Hamhuis Garrison
Tanev Ballard

Schneider
Luongo

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Sedin Sedin Burrows
Higgins Kesler Roy
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Sestito Lapierre Kassian

*Booth injured


I agree.

The addition of Roy just makes everything fit.
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Shanahan went soft on Keith.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

I agree.

The addition of Roy just makes everything fit.


It does doesn't it? It is a great addition to the line-up . Just adds so much fire power in my opinion. 3 lines of scoring .
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'm really hoping to be pleasantly surprised by Canucks in the post season, but realistically I'm fully expecting them to get bounced in the first round for the second straight year.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

You can't just say they'll be out in the first round based on the past month or so... we've been operating with one scoring centre (Henrik) for almost the entire season. And soon, we're going to have three. With Kesler and Roy in the lineup, we'll have 3 dangerous lines and the ability to FINALLY develop some chemistry. Kinda hard to do that when nobody knows how to play the middle and the lines are always being juggled. Not to mention that the opponents will no longer be able to focus only on the Twins to shut us down.

If we can get the PP going and stay healthy, I think we're going to have a deep run and I mean that honestly. If the team stayed as is, we'd be out first round but that added centre depth is so huge.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

We've all seen this team play excellent hockey, so it isn't out of the question that they go deep, but if the team plays like they did the last 8 games (only had 6 wins because of Schneids), 1st round exit is probable with anything else being close to a miracle.

Then again a miracle run would be just as good wouldn't it?

The next 12 games will say a lot as to how this team can perform come playoff time in terms of getting Kesler back and acquiring another legit centre.

who cares...lets just get behind our team....is that too much to ask?


Either way, I'm with you, sir.

Edited by Konn Smythe, 03 April 2013 - 09:29 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

I picked my highest expectation of them. Win two rounds. I think that they can make it to the Conference Finals, but I'm not sure if we can make it further. That said, on the low side, I can see us being eliminated in the first round as well.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

Only if our 30th ranked PP improves...
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

Our success depends highly on the play of ryan kesler. If he is on his game abd healthy he is the perfect playoff player. our playoff success relys heavily on him.
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