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02-27-2013, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SnapIt View Post
The Canucks' window of opportunity with this squad has been slammed shut so many times
2011: Accumulation of injuries to key players in the playoffs by the SCF (Kesler, Edler, Ehrhoff, Malhotra, Hamhuis, etc.)
2012: D. Sedin injured, Kesler injured, Malhotra eye injury, etc.
2013: Kesler injured again (he will be back, but he has been away for so long it is imperative that even in this shortened season he needed the games to readjust to game-pace) + ?

Sigh. Trades and free agency will bounce us back into contention. The team isn't doomed this season, but Kesler's rehabilitation was our potential shot at bringing a balanced lineup top to bottom.

I swear this sucks so much.
On the other hand, maybe we get lucky this year and have a healthy Kesler just hitting his form going into the playoffs.
My biggest concern right now is the way our defence has played. I think we have the personnnel on paper but in practice they have played poorly at times. We could also use another bottom 6 center.
Maybe going into the playoffs with lowered expectations will be good for this team. Who knows?

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