It wasn't supposed to end quite like this.
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Post-mortem day. Yes, that one.
Yes last night was not a dream. The Canucks are done. Everyone's looking to explain why.
Here at home, we've got Drance writing about the irony of how the Canucks lost, Filipovic with last night's gamer and a quick hit on the Sedins and Alex Edler (hint: world championships).
Lots more after the jump. Believe me, you'll get your fill.
He's amazing fellow, that Wyatt Arndt. Let's start with his positive spin on things. Can you believe there are FIVE silver linings to the Canucks' loss? Atta boy. [Legion of Blog]
Fire everybody? Actually, no, Greg Wyshynski doesn't think it's everybody that needs to move out, but he does look at the various solutions that have already been bandied about...have a look. "What a disappointment. What a conundrum. What a mess," he concludes. [Puck Daddy]
A curmudgeounly comment at Pass it to Bulis becomes an entire post, ponders blowing the team up and provides a fantastic twist at the end. [Pass it to Bulis]
Oh look - a window. Is it open or closed? Zanstorm at Nucks Misconduct has a look. [Nucks Misconduct]
About that penalty - Cam Cole didn't like it, and neither did Henrik Sedin. Sedin was colourfully concise; Cole when deeper. Have a read. [The Vancouver Sun]
Is it depth? Is it coaching? Is it prospects? All questions asked by the Canadian Press. [Via The Hockey News]
Eric Duhatschek wonders about where the Canucks have ended up. It was an intriguing start that Mike Gillis and Laurence Gilman made, but where are they now? It's hard to say, but it's not a bad attempt. [The Globe and Mail]
This team was never good enough, writes Tony Gallagher. The era is over, he says. At least AV made a good goaltending choice in the end, he says. [The Province]
It may have been a poor call - that's what The Score's Justin Bourne figures - but the rebound given up by Cory Schneider was pretty ugly too. Sigh. [The Score]
Gifs, gifs, gifs. SB Nation has assembled a great stack of 'em; not all from the Canucks, but if you really want to re-visit the ugly moments, go nuts. [SB Nation]
Ed Willes saw the Canucks get old before his very eyes. Is he right? Age is always a worry. He also mentions O.J. Simpson [The Province]
Depth and health were the problems, says No Pucks Given's Chase Ruttig. Certainly a problem that was identified on this blog, though did anyone think it would be this bad? [No Pucks Given]
Apparently the Canucks lost because Joe Thornton actually shot. [San Jose Mercury News]
More from San Jose: the Sharks best players were their best players. [San Jose Mercury News]
Slight side-note - many talked about faceoffs this season, about how the Canucks were far from good at draws. It's been written about here before, but Cam Charron has penned another piece looking at the question of 'how importanta are they? over at Leafs Nation. [Leafs Nation]