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01-16-2013, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by droid56 View Post
I keep reading posts referring to our window to win the Cup being open for 2 or 3 years.

I love the Canucks, and have been following their fortunes from day one, but I doubt that their window is still open.

I love the Sedins, but does anyone seriously believe they are the type of players that can triumph in the playoffs when the refs put their whistles away. The series vs Boston
is strong evidence that this is true.

And then there is Ryan Kesler. He is an injury waiting to happen. And his production has become less for various reasons.

I guess the fact that the L.A. Kings won the Stanley Cup after just making the playoffs show us that the window is still open for our team. But the evidence of the past 2 or 3 years suggests that it is quite unlikely that the Canucks are a serious contender for the Cup.

I hope I'm wrong.
This is a team that won the President's trophy last season.

The only significant players they have lost from last year are Salo and Pahlsson. They added Jason Garrison, so the step back player wise is not very significant.

If the canucks were healthy I would expect them to compete for another President's Trophy...obviously with Kesler injured that is unlikely to happen.

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