PhillipBlunt Posted June 10, 2015 Share Posted June 10, 2015 The 2011 and 2012 Canucks were good enough to win 2 straight cups. In the 2011 finals we had Henrik playing through some kinda back problem, Kesler had basically one leg, Malhotra couldn't see, we lost our most reliable defencemen in Hammer in game 1, Edler had broken finger, and Raymond had a broken BACK. Looking back to the finals, it's amazing that that team made it all the way to game 7. Just shows how good that team really was when Boston only had Horton out with a concussion. If we won that year I'm pretty sure we could've won in 2012 as well. Think about it. We had the two previous art ross winners and the reining MVP on our team. A second line center that can shut anyone down and score 41 goals at the same time, and one of the best defence and probably the best goaltending duo in the league. Injuries aren't an excuse, but we would've DESTROYED those Bruins if we were as healthy as them and probably made another cup run in 2012.Shoulda coulda woulda. This kind of wishful hindsight is ridiculous. If the 2012 Canucks were so good why did they get thumped in the first round? Please don't use the Daniel Sedin injury as another excuse. The team didn't have enough offence to overwhelm LA's excellent balanced defensive corps (excellent mix of size and skill) or a good enough defense to stop LA's forecheck. The forward corps from last seasonwas definitely a step in the right direction, but the defense has been getting steadily worse over time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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