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Which Canadian team will win the Stanley Cup Next?

View Poll Results: Which Canadian team is going to end the drought,and win the Stanley cup?
Calgary Flames 6 2.88%
Montreal Canadiens 26 12.50%
Toronto Maple Leafs 8 3.85%
Vancouver Canucks 56 26.92%
Edmonton Oilers 56 26.92%
Winnipeg Jets 16 7.69%
Ottawa Senators 40 19.23%
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01-08-2013, 05:55 AM
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Vancouvers window next 3 to 5 years, after that Edmonton. Voted the Oil.

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01-08-2013, 08:18 AM
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Vancouver has the best chance for the next few years but that's it. Edmonton and Montreal will enter windows lasting 5-10 years within the same period.

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01-08-2013, 08:27 AM
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01-08-2013, 10:14 AM
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01-08-2013, 10:21 AM
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01-08-2013, 10:40 AM
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Vancouver. 2, maybe 3 more years to win it or bust.

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01-08-2013, 12:15 PM
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Oilers or Sen's.

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01-08-2013, 01:17 PM
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Yeah but that's the thing, it's sort of a this year or bust situation ... with a premiere young dman still to sign, Lu to trade and the cap dropping to $64mil, everything after this year is going to be a steep climb for the Canucks.

Leaf fan voting Edmonton ... (sigh) ... if that management team doesn't find a way to surround their young core with what's necessary, then Edmonton will surely never win again.
Go look at the numbers, we can make it work.

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01-08-2013, 01:29 PM
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Going to say the Oilers. Why? Vancouver has had their chance. Got beat by better teams, and father will start to push himself on a few key players here soon.

Not only that, it seems they are passing the torch to a new goaile, hoping they can defy statistics (the new guy winning the cup, ALA Niemi/Ward). Thing is...Vancouver is going to find themselves in the same spot the Wings were in in '09/10. Good enough, but not quite...then the decline/retooling begins (long process, especially since they are a top tier team).

Edmonton on the hand...they got lucky with top picks and with Shultz. They will be dominate in a few years. They just need to fix their defense and goaltending by the time their forwards hit their prime. Smooth sailing.

What's gonna suck for them is...they have a short window as well. Once contract time hits, a couple of those guys are going to have to go. They'll still be very dangerous.

Either way? The odds are in Edmonton's favor.

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01-08-2013, 01:52 PM
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Edmonton. Vancouver's window will be closed within the next few seasons, they've already had the best chance they're going to get.

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01-08-2013, 01:53 PM
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The same as the last Canadian team to win it

Seriously, Van City is closest, but like other have said their window is closing.

Then its Edm IMO they are going to have to trade some forwards for some help on the backend, mainly need a goalie.

Then the Habs, win from the net out, Mtl has very good young players at all positions, at wing with Pacioretty, on D with Subban, in nets with Price, and at Centre wit Gally.

Just need to fill out the other holes.

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01-08-2013, 02:03 PM
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If Galchenyuk can step in this season and make an immediate impact I think I'm going to lay a futures bet down on the Habs at 30:1. Plekanec, D, Eller and Galch would give them great depth up the middle, they finally have a healthy blueline, added a bunch of toughness in the offseason and have a stud in goal who can potentially carry them in the playoffs. I see some value in those odds.

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01-08-2013, 02:27 PM
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Canucks...but I guess some people think it will be tainted.

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01-08-2013, 02:27 PM
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If it's not Vancouver, then pick a random team and you've as good a chance of being right as any.
Exactly. And it's not Vancouver.

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01-08-2013, 06:45 PM
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Moving on:
Sens- Good prospects, solid tending, good yougn defenseman
Oilers-Great forwards, good D prospects, average goaltending
Canadiens-Great D and G, good forward prospects
Canucks- Ageing but still a great overall team
Flames (could be higher if they trade iggy and kipper and get significant pieces)
Maples Leafs (higher if they get Luongo and a good top center)

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01-08-2013, 07:16 PM
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Eastern Canadian cities place themselves at a disadvantage for signing Free Agents due to the high taxes. A free agent has to figure he's making a lot less money playing for the Leafs or Canadiens than the Canucks or Flames. So part of the blame for Canada's Stanley Cup drought.. goes to Canada.

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It won't be us under current management. The most we've got out of Murray for playoff expectations is that they should win a few games, maybe a round or two.

Now if get a GM that can light a fire, apply pressure and set expectations higher then watch out. That won't be happening until 2038 or so since Tim Murray will be the next GM with Bryan whispering orders from the shadows.
Umm if you hadn't noticed, our team is kind of young, why would you rush development? Bryan Murray isn't why were not winning playoff rounds (which is a stupid thing to say in the first place), it's the fact that most of the team are in their early 20's.

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01-08-2013, 07:46 PM
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Hate to say it but it's the Oilers. Too much talent. 3 First overall picks in a roll is a guaranteed cup.

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01-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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Ottawa.

They have the best player in Canada. The best group of prospects. They've got a #1 centre and are solid the rest of the way down the middle. They've got solid management and coaching.

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01-08-2013, 09:25 PM
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Eastern Canadian cities place themselves at a disadvantage for signing Free Agents due to the high taxes. A free agent has to figure he's making a lot less money playing for the Leafs or Canadiens than the Canucks or Flames. So part of the blame for Canada's Stanley Cup drought.. goes to Canada.
That's not true Vancouver is the worst place in the league to play tax wise you get taxed 45% and the cost of living is insane.

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01-09-2013, 04:26 AM
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It hurts knowing we'll have to wait another 10 years to get a chance to be a good team again. Our window is closing and while there is still the next 2 years, I think we've already gotten our best chance.

I guess you'd have to say Edmonton in the future but I don't know. It could be Ottawa.

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Canucks are due...

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the leafs could, if they had decent management...

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That's not true Vancouver is the worst place in the league to play tax wise you get taxed 45% and the cost of living is insane.
45%?????

You're just blatantly lying.

Tax rates are very comparable across all provinces and hover around ~14%. And nobody is required to purchase property where they play.

I'm guessing you tend to get super defensive about any slight against Alberta.

edit: Actually tax rates are quite high in Quebec. Understandably. Cheap education and social services and all that.

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