coco_canuck wrote:Your argument is the Twins can't take the Canucks deep, yet they got to game 7 of the Cup final last season.
You're suggesting that at this point in the season, the 7th year they're point-a-game or better players, the opposition has figured out how to play the Sedins and they can't be successful in the playoffs.
Why do we continually have to defend these guys, they are two of the top players in this league that any other team would kill to have.
Bashing the Sedin's at this point in their career is simply laughable.
Do people realize you do not get a plus for being on the ice for a PP goal? Maybe, just maybe this had something to do with their +/- last year in the playoffs??
Maybe, just maybe when injuries caught up to us and we just could not score on the PP in the finals it helped lead to the eventual demise of our run! If the Sedin's (and others) stay healthy and our PP continues at the rate it did for the first 3 rounds of the playoffs we are hoisting the cup.
Right now it's pretty clear this team is taking a calculated risk, they are wagering that with the experience of last years run and numerous veteran players this team can amp up their game come playoff time as they now know what it takes to win. They would much rather enter the post season with a completely healthy roster than play balls to the wall right now to fight for first place in the West.
Why would we beat ourselves up vs. bottom feeders right now and teams fighting tooth and nail to squeak into the playoffs?
I truly believe that the Canucks know exactly what they are doing and have complete faith that we will see their best hockey when April 11th rolls around. And the Sedin's will be just fine.