Comparing Playoff (non) Successes

Cam Davie
May 12 2011 10:50AM


What the hell are you cheering about? The Canucks stink in the playoffs!
... ... ... Or DO they?! (*Hint - yes, they do.)
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The Vancouver Canucks are a few days away from starting only their third Conference Final series in their 40 year history. While this is getting a lot of chuckles from around the league, keep in mind that the Canucks are not alone in their limited amount of playoff successes. Yet for some reason, the Canucks and their fans seem to be a lightning rod for playoff criticism.

Canucks fans, don't worry. We are not alone. We are definitely not alone.

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12 Questions After 2 Rounds

Alix Wright
May 11 2011 02:33PM

 

The last time the Canucks made the Western Conference Final, google and twitter didn't exist, Osama Bin Laden wasn't a household name, and Ace of Base had a number one single. Girls were getting tattoos of Trevor Linden's name instead of Ryan Kesler's name. It was a different time indeed. Days before the Canucks see the Western Conference final once again, here are 12 burning questions. 

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Series Redux: Canucks/Predators

Cam Davie
May 10 2011 11:09AM


"GROUP HUG!!! Aw, c'mon, get in here, guys. I love you guys."
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The Vancouver Canucks are into the final four of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Since 1994, the Canucks have never made it past the second round. In fact, in those 17 years, the Canucks only made it to the Conference Semi-finals 5 times. So it is a tremendous accomplishment for the Canucks.

But as was pointed out on TEAM 1040 last night, the Vancouver Canucks are now only half way to their goal.

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Game Review: WCS Gm 6

Cam Davie
May 09 2011 11:56PM


All Hail King Lu. We pray to thee and thy solid goaltending.
Blessed be they glove and blocker. Amen.
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Game Review: Western Conference Semfinal Game 6 - Canucks @ Predators

The Vancouver Canucks are moving on the to Western Conference Final for the first time in 17 years. And for only the third time in their history, the Canucks win a 7 game series in 6 games.
And this game was a perfect microcosm for the series overall.

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Canucks Top Predators, Advance To Conference Finals

Jonathan Willis
May 09 2011 11:06PM

With the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators, the 2010-11 season is already one of the three most successful in franchise history. Only twice before have the Canucks advanced as far as the third round – the first time in 1981-82, where they were swept in the Finals by the New York Islanders powerhouse, and then again in 1993-94, which culminated in heartbreak as the New York Rangers won a seven game series for the Stanley Cup.

Before we move on to the third round, however, I thought it would be worth looking at a couple of things that interested me from the second round.

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