May 102009
 

Maybe surprisingly – and even blindly – I still feel good about the Canucks’ chances of coming back and taking this series from the Chicago Blackhawks. Last I checked, you need to win 4 games to move on to the next series, and even after last night’s game, the Blackhawks have only won 3.

The Canucks have dealt with far worse situations than a 3-2 series deficit this season. They lost Luc and Carly tragically and too early. They lost Lui for a quarter of the season and Salo for more than that. They went through a franchise-low losing streak and they responded with a franchise-high winning streak. They went from 12th place in the Western Conference to the Northwest Division lead. They briefly lost the Northwest Division lead and then regained it with 3 wins and 2 shutouts in their final 3 games.

All season long, the Canucks believed in themselves and what they do. To a man, they faced adversity head on and came out fine each time. The guys in that dressing room believe, so why can’t we? After all, it’s not asking too much to think that they can come up with 2 – just 2 – wins in a row, is it?

  • Fran-ki

    That did my heart good. Thank you! =)

  • Fran-ki

    That did my heart good. Thank you! =)

  • pastr

    Thanks! I need to remind myself that these are not the Canucks of a few years ago- who would have curled up and died after the huge blow-out loss earlier… these are the Canucks of 2009- lead by Lui, Willie and Kess…This time, it will be different.

  • pastr

    Thanks! I need to remind myself that these are not the Canucks of a few years ago- who would have curled up and died after the huge blow-out loss earlier… these are the Canucks of 2009- lead by Lui, Willie and Kess…This time, it will be different.

  • J.V.

    Hawks fan here. You have some really refreshing, insightful comments on your team (esp. on Bieksa). I have to admit the general low opinion of canucks fans was not helped by last night’s turn of events (fights in the stands, debris thrown on ice). I’ve been to Vancouver, B.C. before and think it’s a beautiful city. Maybe GM place needs more fans like you in the stands and less of the drunken riff raff. That said, GO HAWKS IN 6!!

  • J.V.

    Hawks fan here. You have some really refreshing, insightful comments on your team (esp. on Bieksa). I have to admit the general low opinion of canucks fans was not helped by last night’s turn of events (fights in the stands, debris thrown on ice). I’ve been to Vancouver, B.C. before and think it’s a beautiful city. Maybe GM place needs more fans like you in the stands and less of the drunken riff raff. That said, GO HAWKS IN 6!!

  • http://Yahoo Hawks Win

    Great game. Have a nice summer, Losers!! GO HAWKS!

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J.

    I see we got a classy winner here.

    Dipshit.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J.

    I see we got a classy winner here.

    Dipshit.

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