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05-08-2013, 12:20 AM
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End of an era!

Thought we should have a thread recognizing that this is the end of a very special era. Easily the greatest and most successful team in the history of the franchise. Major changes are coming but damn, we had it good for quite a while.


LOL, I guess no one is in a mood for this. MODS, do your thang.


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05-08-2013, 12:28 AM
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.....What kind of major changes do you expect? There may be a bold move made, and an impact player may be traded, but overall I expect the same core to be back again next year. We will try to add in free agency and solidify our team. Where the changes will be made is behind the bench, which is where they should be made. It's time for a new voice behind the bench, a new thought process, and a new strategy. Expect that, but don't expect this team to dismantle. I for one will be happy with those changes, as angry as I am I feel this core has more to give. If we dismantle now were looking at 6 years without playoff hockey, we shouldn't give up on this core too early. Give a new coach 2 seasons to make a difference before pulling the plug.

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It was a fantastic era tho...

Greatest goalie and best coach in Canuck history will be moving on to greener pastures and get out before the next era... which isn't nearly as promising.. obviously.

Goodbye to the Luongo Era... defined by a SC appearance, President trophies, hardware galore, hope and expectations of elite level hockey...

Next up...

Welcome to the Cory Schneider Era!

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05-08-2013, 12:29 AM
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Oh come on. It's not that serious. There's no way this team is getting blown up. In fact it's IMPOSSIBLE to blow the team up. To many players with NTC.

I'm sure we'll see Vancouver make a few moves in the off-season, but they'll still be easy to recognize next year.

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05-08-2013, 12:31 AM
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It's the end of an era, but with the right moves we'll be transitioning into a new one. Hell of a ride though.

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Gillis will troll us all and keep AV and not make any moves

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05-08-2013, 12:32 AM
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I don't think the era ends this season but we will probably know what to expect from this core in the future.

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05-08-2013, 12:34 AM
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Gillis will troll us all and keep AV and not make any moves
I imagine you are right. This is why gillis ain't the guy. I hope he doesn't bungle Tanev's offseason.

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May 2013 - The Canucks Decline Begins

Hate to say it, but I think the tides are turning on the wet coast...

I can't see this team getting beyond the second round of any playoffs in the near future. Pending a major blow up, in 2-3 years if they do get in, they'll likely enter as bottom-feeders, lacking the tools and the moxy to deal with number 1 and 2 seeds.

Because the new rules of the NHL game simply don't allow teams to buy their way out of mediocrity, trend-wise, I'm thinking that that the looming bear market will last about a decade.

That will be how long it takes before Vancouver feels the optimism that abounded going into the 2009-10 or 2010-11 seasons: when the fan base truly thought - and I emphasize 'truly' - that the team had a real chance to win it all.

There are two good things about that, imo.

1. No more crushing disappointments.
2. Ticket availability at reasonable vs utterly absurd prices.

If I were a parent, I might add that it's probably good for K-12 education... more quality time doing homework, that sort of thing.

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05-08-2013, 12:37 AM
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Not much of an era. Lots and lots of regular season success, nothing to show for it.

Pretty sad that it was the best we've ever had, too. Speaks volumes about this team's history.

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Maybe its because the shortened season, but I still think there is some left in the tank to push us over the top for next year. A good coaching staff a few clutch bottom 6 players and we go ourselves a last push.

Era isn't over yet.

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Changing the all-time winningest coach is the end of an era, anyway you look at it. The personel changes on the ice may not be far reaching, but off ice, there will be big changes. Luongo moving as well is huge.

I also disagree with downplaying this teams successes. I have followed this team religiously since the mid-80s, I have never seen a team this special. It was a fun ride.

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Oh come on. It's not that serious. There's no way this team is getting blown up. In fact it's IMPOSSIBLE to blow the team up. To many players with NTC.

I'm sure we'll see Vancouver make a few moves in the off-season, but they'll still be easy to recognize next year.
This. People are delusional if they think there is going to be some massive overhaul. In terms of AV, yeah, it's the end of an era.

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I just don't see major player changes due to NTCs/falling cap. I think you'll see a streamlined version of this roster for next year and if things don't work out with a new coach, THEN you'll see major changes.

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Maybe its because the shortened season, but I still think there is some left in the tank to push us over the top for next year. A good coaching staff a few clutch bottom 6 players and we go ourselves a last push.

Era isn't over yet.
This past top notch era to me is defined and credited to acquisition of Roberto Luongo.

When he leaves... it will be the end of the era as i define it...

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This. People are delusional if they think there is going to be some massive overhaul. In terms of AV, yeah, it's the end of an era.
Absolutely agree. That's why I fully expect to either get bounced early again next year, or miss the playoffs completely. Same old team, same old garbage results.

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Hell of a ride while it lasted. New coach next year but I don't think it will be enough. Next year will still be a swan song for the core.


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I wouldn't say the end of an era, so much as a time to retool. Players to move, and other teams will certainly be potential trade partners.

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We will still have both Sedins, Kesler, Burrows, and at least 3 of our top 4 D next year. This era will very much not end.

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Thought we should have a thread recognizing that this is the end of a very special era. Easily the greatest and most successful team in the history of the franchise. Major changes are coming but damn, we had it good for quite a while.


LOL, I guess no one is in a mood for this. MODS, do your thang.


Couldn't have said it better myself Mrdude.

I tried though...

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I just got home, gonna sit down and watch the last period of and incredible era.

Ready to ring in the start of a new one in October........
Turns out there was a bit of another period to be played.

I was close though.

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Absolutely agree. That's why I fully expect to either get bounced early again next year, or miss the playoffs completely. Same old team, same old garbage results.
or they go on a deep playoff run (and fail).. extend the Sedins until their 40 at 6mil per

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Absolutely agree. That's why I fully expect to either get bounced early again next year, or miss the playoffs completely. Same old team, same old garbage results.
Same old garbage, insufferable fans. Do you even read before you post?

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We need a young, exciting star - bottom line.

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Canucks are not totally shot. They can play ELCs and claim a youth movement next season. The old core is going to be shifted with Luongo. I am thinking the Sedins might retire to Sweden? Booth is likely done. If that develops, the Canucks have lots of room.

If Gillis gets Tanev into arbitration and adds Latendresse that would be a good offseason in player terms. I think they'll be okay with Schroeder and Guance at third and fourth line center.

If the Sedins do not return or are traded, the Canucks can go forward with Roy and Kesler as thier top centers. I don't think Roy is ideal, but he is already here and Gillis can sign players.

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This is a good thread. It was an amazing run, and I'm thankful to all the players and managements and coaches who made it happen.

And now, it's time for big, big change.

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