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We would be bad... but not THAT bad.

Our top two lines would probably look like.

Burrows-Kesler-Grabner

Booth-Hodgson-Higgins

Grabner and Hodgson were traded because they didn't fit in to the lineup. (Well, maybe not Hodgson, but if the Sedins weren't there, he would get the 2nd line center role. This would result in him/his dad not complaining)

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I remember about 2005 when people were considering the decision to draft the Sedins about a 50/50 good/ bad thing. At the time they were seemingly just decent 40-50 point players, who were soft and were meant for the second line. Little did we know that they would turn into the allstars they are today. It's funny how that decision to draft them doesn't look bad at all now. In fact, it's arguably one of the best decisions the team has made in its history. It's fairly routine for a team with a first overall pick to pick a superstar, but to then pick a clone of said pick, that's just rare.

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The Sedins probably would have had identical careers anywhere else with just as much success. The Canucks have not given them a star to play with their entire careers, almost everything they have done they have earned themselves.

Meanwhile the Canucks wouldn't have made the playoffs for the last 3 seasons let alone be contenders with Kesler as our 1st liner and no depth behind him. A lot of players wouldn't have signed with Vancouver like Malhotra and Hamhuis as well if we were a brutal team without the twins.

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Who would burke have gone with that year instead? Brendl? Connelly? Havlat was there and Ryan miller was available but went later. He wouldn't have had the info to grab zetterberg. What a terrible draft year. Pyatt auld, hagman, commodore, jackman and Leopold are the best names after the sedins.

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When I saw the title of this topic I was hoping you had come up with a scenario of what the team actually would have looked like today. First off who would they have drafted instead of making the deal for the twins and so on.

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The Sedins probably would have had identical careers anywhere else with just as much success. The Canucks have not given them a star to play with their entire careers, almost everything they have done they have earned themselves.

Meanwhile the Canucks wouldn't have made the playoffs for the last 3 seasons let alone be contenders with Kesler as our 1st liner and no depth behind him. A lot of players wouldn't have signed with Vancouver like Malhotra and Hamhuis as well if we were a brutal team without the twins.

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We would be bad... but not THAT bad.

Our top two lines would probably look like.

Burrows-Kesler-Grabner

Booth-Hodgson-Higgins

Grabner and Hodgson were traded because they didn't fit in to the lineup.  (Well, maybe not Hodgson, but if the Sedins weren't there, he would get the 2nd line center role.  This would result in him/his dad not complaining)

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Guest Gumballthechewy

What if we didn't trade Neely?

What it LaFayette didn't hit the crossbar?

What if Messier didn't come here?

What if Naslund didn't suffer a carrer changing concussion?

What if Bertuzzi didn't almost kill a man?

What if we didn't trade Grabner?

What if Burrows didn't score in overtime?

What if the Canucks didn't suffer all those injurys in the 2011 Stanley Cup run?

What if we didn't trade Hodgson?

Lots of "what if's" in the world....

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