Originally Posted by Tredici
Discuss among yourselves.... Weren't those three staunchly defended heros not so long ago? There is that goes around, comes around thingee.
Part of it is that Vancouver simply is not as good as advertised. They never really have been. For some reason they've been considered amongst the league's elite teams despite the fact that they've won a grand total of one playoff series since their run to the Finals in '94.
Their goaltending is average at best even with a healthy Cloutier. They take far too many dumb penalties. Their stars have a habit of coming up small when the chips are down.
This really shouldn't come as any surprise and nothing will please me more than to see them headed for the golf course when the playoffs start.