Until the Avs show some willingness to spend some money, it'll be tough for them to be a serious threat. Seems to have a great scouting/developmental group - which is the difference why they're able to get what they can with the smaller internal budget they have to work with. They don't seem to need "high picks" to draft/develop solid players.
lol I saw that image in google today, not a bad job. Anyways the Canucks have the roster to defeat the Oilers. The Canucks have to move in fast and rough them up but not too rough that it's going to give them penalties, but they have to slow this Oilers team down and not let them take a early advantage.
GO CANUCKS GO!!!
EDIT: Also I like some of the confidence and spirit for winning the cup. (Gillis and Roy(Must really want it))
A canuck win buries the Oilers behind the canucks, puts the canucks back into the division lead (even if temporarily) and in fact does MAJOR damage to the Oilers playoff hopes (they are going to have a hard time remaining in front of St. Louis to begin with).
Normally I think that would mean a canuck loss. Tonight I'm not sure because that will be balanced by actually having a second line center making his debut for the canucks. And you know that whether or not Roy wants to re-sign in Vancouver he is going to be giving it his all on a playoff bound team to up the numbers on his next contract.