Island Nucklehead wrote:Mark Spector weighs in.
LOL this guy is such a troll to Vancouver fans. Hate to point out that his Oilers haven't made the playoffs since 2006, let alone won a playoff game.
I'm confused by Mark Sphincter's article as a whole.
In an indirect way, he appears to be making up fun of the fact that the Canucks weren't an elite team anymore.
As an Edmontonian, he of all people should know that 'eliteness' doesn't last forever.
God forbid, if people pointed to Mark Sphincter that the Oilers fall from grace from 2006 was far more meteoric and catastrophic than Vancouver's.
Atleast we got another Presidents' Trophy out of it.......and finished 7th overall last year.
Impressive? Not really. Massive all from grace? Hardly.
When you think about it, the Canucks fall from grace has been less of a fall than teams such as Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Philadelphia, and New Jersey (I.e. Runners up from the Cup Finals since 2004). Hell - Detroit hasn't really done much since 2009 either......when they lost to the Pens.
Sphincter did concede the fact that the Canucks do appear to be getting good again, but as a whole, his article was pretty silly and biased.