2012 Wild-Less Playoff Discussion Thread (Part IV)
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06-03-2012, 01:58 AM
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This series is the answer to a very important NHL playoffs question.
Which team is the official Stanley Cup Doormat?
The Vancouver Canucks: (Knocked off by Chicago in '10, Boston in '11, and the Kings in '12)
Or the Philadelphia Flyers: (Knocked off by the Penguins in '09, Chicago in '10, Boston in '11, and New Jersey in '12)
Gotta be the 'Nucks.
The Flyer's still have a solid window. They should have a healthy Pronger next year, and beyond him, Timmonen and Briere are really their only "old" players that are extremely important.
If JVR ever finds his game, he could be an eventual replacement for Briere. (not that they play the same game, just that JVR could be a top-6 forward for years to come).
If Timmonen starts to slip, they'll free up a lot of cap space by moving him/not re-signing him, so they could get a FA or two to fill his shoes.
The 'Nuck, though?
Who knows what their goaltending situation is.
The Sedin's aren't young anymore, who knows how much longer they can be top-end players.
Who was the last prospect the 'Nucks promoted that was top-6? Burrows? Not to mention that their prospect pool kinda blows...
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