I really hope this mentality works this time and that there really is a switch they can flip to suddenly become competitive and play 60 minutes while actually generating some real chances.
Did you watch how disinterested the Blackhawks were against us?
Did you see how many regulars the Ducks were resting, and the ones that weren't were just as invisible as many of the Canucks last night. The guys that played well were AHL call-ups and role players for Anaheim.
Even Boudreau said he could have predicted the outcome of last nights game.
This is what veteran teams do, they know what time of the year is important and they don't want to pick up some nagging injury that will hinder their performance next week when there is nothing to play for in these games. This type of disinterest happens all over the league.
I'm not saying the Canucks are guaranteed to win because they will flip a switch but I think we can give these guys the benefit of the doubt that they know how to best prepare for the upcoming grind.
If this team loses swiftly then we can look at what's wrong. But, if we have learned anything from this year it's when this team is healthy they are a completely different and far more dangerous team. My only concern since the division has been wrapped up is staying healthy!