Canuck's record vs. the top 3 conference teams (Chicago, Anaheim, LA):
Blackhawk's record vs. the top 3 conference teams (Anaheim, Vancouver, LA):
So many people have been discounting the Canucks as first-round drop outs and I imagine they're basing this pessimism on the team's many 20min/40min efforts. Because whenever this team has put in the effort they've been electric on the ice. The Canucks are in their playoff window, they have the experience and talent, they know injuries cost them the cup in 2011 and this year they've put this knowledge into practice.
Of course there are 1001 ways for things to go wrong but that is true for any team. However, It's my firm belief that the Canucks are the best positioned team in the Western Conference to deal with setbacks when their backs are up against the wall.
We have the best dynamic duo in the NHL in the Sedins
We have an absolute never-give-up pitbull in Ryan Kesler.
We have the best Goaltending tandem in the NHL, "Oh, need to put the back-up in net? Lets put this gold medal wearing, game 7 cup final playing, ultimate badass in net." .
And we've surround this core of superstars with play-makers (Roy), cannons (Garrison), and recently activated secret weapons (Corrado). They've added this new blood to the ranks of seasoned veterans who took us to within a hairs breadth of The Cup.
The Canucks are going deep and Chicago will get bounced, they have no chance.
All you naysayers would be better served by planning how you're going to commemorate this season instead of talking absolute bunk about a first round exit.
Edited by GrooveC, 23 April 2013 - 01:31 PM.