When did this team go from a 5 time repeat division winner to a lottery team? I'm assuming they lost a lot of players? Schneids and Lu is a lateral move, the rest of the team is still here. I really don't understand the sentiment that they suck all of a sudden, unless the losses of Raymond and Lappy are much worse than they seem to be.
ukcanuck wrote:Gaunce, Horvat, and Shinkaruk all on the Canadian junior team... It really will seem like Christmas if that happens.
I mean its one thing to have a few kids sprinkled around the other national teams as we usually do if we're lucky. But to have three wearing the maple leaf? Fucking awesome
Right on man, that would ease the pain & humiliation of the pure suckage we would see with Canuck-One's lineup!
That and the prospect of a lottery pick of course.
Merry Fucking Christmas!!!
“When did this team go from a 5 time repeat division winner to a lottery team?
Last season when just 2 less wins would’ve made them a lottery team.
BTW they've lost a lot more than the 3 players you mention over the 5 year period you mention.
Some of those players include Sundin, Demitra, Ohlund, Mitchell, Salo, Ehrhoff...
... Manny when he was arguably the best 3rd-liner in the business
... Sammy when he brought some excellent secondary scoring.
Half of those guys also brought serious grit along with big ice-time capability.
Speaking of grit... or lack thereof... CanuckOne`s lineup has me missing Rome, Alberts, and SOB.
CanuckOne`s defence is soft as butter and questionable as a group.
Now look at that Top 6.LOOK AT IT!!!
For a coupla years now, production has been steadily dropping for 5 of those 6 chaps.
... and the 6th has yet to establish himself as an NHL top sixer.
Now..... look at that bottom 6!!!
4 of `em are fringe NHLers and only 1 would drop his gloves if his life depended upon it.
... and fringer Sestito is the spare!
Listen muchacho, since you INSIST on comparing last season to next season:
Just the drop from Schneids to Lack could be enough to turn your Vancouver Canucks into a lottery team!
Ummmmmm.... are you thinking about that?ARE YOU??!!!
On the bright side, our prospect pool is better than ever and likely to improve even more.