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02-15-2011, 01:06 PM
Hollywood Burrows
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Originally Posted by NuxFan09 View Post
I'm tired of this myth that the regular season doesn't matter. Just because you hear the players saying things like "We don't get caught up in all the regular season stuff" doesn't mean the regular season isn't important.

Personally, I believe the Canucks' chances of success in the playoffs are greater if they roll into the playoffs on a high note, which is kind of obvious if you think about it a bit. If you think the Canucks can limp into the playoffs (if in fact they do struggle the rest of the way, not saying it's going to happen) and suddenly turn a switch and become dominant, you're terribly naive.

In a word, no, late-season performance does not have predictive value for the first round of the playoffs. If you want to start worrying, you really want to look back at least 35 games.

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