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06-13-2011, 10:20 PM
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Not even close
Came to the say the exact same thing. Good grief.

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06-13-2011, 10:24 PM
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No, they are not. Not even close. Vancouver has the Habs beat everywhere except for goaltending.
We were 2-0 against them this year, and we played a closer series with the Bruins in the playoffs too...so I wouldn't say the Canucks are better, especially since we had 3main stay players missing too in Gorges, Markov and Pacorietty in the playoffs too.

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No, they are not. Not even close. Vancouver has the Habs beat everywhere except for goaltending.
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It's not even close. The Canucks have much better balance throughout their line-up.

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are we talking about the "away" nucks or the "home" Nucks ?

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06-13-2011, 11:01 PM
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Not even close? Really?

Nucks are better than Ruins too but Thomas >>>>>>>> Luongo so you get a game 7. Price >>>>>> Luongo as well. That makes it at least close.

We were not even close to Pens and Caps too.. yeah right.

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06-13-2011, 11:02 PM
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no but price>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>luongo

what a joke of a goalie under pressure
Price is a good goalie....but there's still some proofs to be made in the playoffs don't you think? He did do well under pressure at the start of the season replacing Halak, that's for sure. But a playoffs pressure, he hasn't been on top of it yet.

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Vancouver not only won the President's trophy but are one win away from the Stanley Cup.

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06-13-2011, 11:23 PM
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Vancouver not only won the President's trophy but are one win away from the Stanley Cup.
Vancouver are getting repeatedly slaughtered in Boston... over and over and over again (3 times )

Just sayin'

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Vancouver are getting repeatedly slaughtered in Boston... over and over and over again (3 times )

Just sayin'
Well then, it's a good thing they have home ice advantadge now innit?

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Vancouver not only won the President's trophy but are one win away from the Stanley Cup.
Some President's Trophy winners get knocked out in the 1st round. So

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06-13-2011, 11:48 PM
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No.

Some teams match up better against certain teams. We match up well against the Bruins, and are able to get in their heads. It's a bit different when you talk about playing in the finals.

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06-14-2011, 06:35 AM
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Not better, but our team is better vs the Bruins.
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06-14-2011, 06:54 AM
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We were 2-0 against them this year, and we played a closer series with the Bruins in the playoffs too...so I wouldn't say the Canucks are better, especially since we had 3main stay players missing too in Gorges, Markov and Pacorietty in the playoffs too.
You can't really judge on a small regular season sample. The Oilers were 2-0 vs the Habs this year. Does that mean they are better? No.

I say when both defenses are healthy, it's close. Price seems better than Luongo now but their forwards blow ours out of the water.

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You can't really judge on a small regular season sample. The Oilers were 2-0 vs the Habs this year. Does that mean they are better? No.

I say when both defenses are healthy, it's close. Price seems better than Luongo now but their forwards blow ours out of the water.
I don't think their forwards are that much better than ours with everybody healthy. Their forwards depend heavily on Kesler and the Twins, while the Habs get scoring from 8-9 different players at times.

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06-14-2011, 07:17 AM
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The Canucks arent really deep upfront. they have higgins on the 2nd and lappy on the 3rd. both these guys were slotted lower in our lineup. Other than their top 4/5 forwards it goes downhill and quick. With Boston containing the Sedins and Kesler it makes it real hard on the rest of them to try and score when they got no talent

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Some President's Trophy winners get knocked out in the 1st round. So
He is talking about the combination of both....reg. season champions AND in game 7 of the Cup.

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Duh? Is this a serious question?

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No, they are not. Not even close. Vancouver has the Habs beat everywhere except for goaltending.
... and on the scoreboard our 2 games this year.

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06-14-2011, 07:42 AM
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The Canucks arent really deep upfront. they have higgins on the 2nd and lappy on the 3rd. both these guys were slotted lower in our lineup. Other than their top 4/5 forwards it goes downhill and quick. With Boston containing the Sedins and Kesler it makes it real hard on the rest of them to try and score when they got no talent
I think you have to re-educate yourself on the Canucks' depth chart.

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06-14-2011, 08:00 AM
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On paper we aren't the better team and obviously we didn't make it to the cup. However we played a better series against Boston than they have even despite Luongo's two shutouts. They've been awful against Boston, they look like a team that simply wasn't the least bit prepared.

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No, they are not. Not even close. Vancouver has the Habs beat everywhere except for goaltending.
I was so sure we beat them twice this season but that's just me

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I was so sure we beat them twice this season but that's just me
That's the effect of great goaltending on small sample sizes.

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That's the effect of great goaltending on small sample sizes.
Heck I'd even argue on any size. Obviously if we're talking an AHL team with Price it's another story, but any NHL team even a weaker one with a hot goalie imo can actually make the playoffs. We're talking teams that don't deserve it.

I honestly think Edmonton had they had Price, Thomas, Rinne, they could have at least come close. That's a tough call because of their conference but their goaltending wasn't too good. Price could have won them a few more games at the very least.

As we've all seen from Thomas, a good goaltender can go very far. A good defense helps a lot too though. You look at Luongo and see him choking but at the same time his D haven't been stellar either. Boston is playing better overall and that helps a ton.

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