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#21 Bernard

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:52 PM

I like how you say "only" 52 years. :D

I can out-pedantic you though!

The Canucks have only been in the NHL since 1970 which means their drought has actually been 40 years (i'm confident this will be season 41). Before that they were in the minors.


The professional league the Canucks were part of before 1970 were not the minor leagues, they were a secondary professional league. The skills of the PCHL and then WHL were comparable skill of the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks of the 'original six'.

The NHL expanded in 1967 specifically because the WHL play was good enough to rival the NHL in skill and was being considered the second major league. The addition of LA, Denver and San Francisco and plans to build a large arena in Vancouver (Pacific Colisuem).

In 1967 the San Francisco Seals of the WHL joined the NHL, Los Angles was also granted a franchise. Vancouver was left out because Toronto and Montreal did not want to share the Hockey Night in Canada money. The Vancouver Cancucks of the WHL were allowed to join the NHL as an expansion team in 1970. Two more WHL teams were to join the NHL, the Seattle Totems and Denver Spurs in 1974-76 time frame. The NHL reneged on allowing them to join. One team went to the WHA.

The current Canucks are considered to be descended from the WHL/PCHL Canucks. A number of the WHL players played for the NHL Canucks.

The WHL was specifically now allowed to challenge for the Stanley Cup, so for 25 years of the Canucks, they were not allowed to play for the Cup as had been the case when the PCHA and NHA/NHL played for the Cup from 1914 to 1926.

#22 LJ

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:59 PM

Canucks will win tonight by two, the last one an empty net goal.


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#23 Bingo

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:25 PM

Canucks will win tonight by two, the last one an empty net goal.


What the heck was that? No more predictions from me!

#24 Lorenzo

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:15 AM

It's obvious they lay down. Wanted to finish it off in Vancouver.

#25 Bingo

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:35 AM

The current Canucks are considered to be descended from the WHL/PCHL Canucks. A number of the WHL players played for the NHL Canucks.
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and before that...we had the 1875 McGill University farm team.




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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:57 PM

Oh bugger :(

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#27 Sparky

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

The Canuck's get up and go........got up and went.

#28 North Shore

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

Blackhawks in 7. Luongo is finished - his head's all buggered up now. And the rest of them are like ants once the queen is out of the nest - they look all busy, but are completely aimless..
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#29 Sparky

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:22 PM

^ I think he hurt his shoulder a few nights ago in that scramble on his back. The Hawks are shooting to his glove side, and getting away with it. Time to switch goalies.......money and pride be damned.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:55 PM

So, what's it going to be tonight? Any predictions?

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#31 Bingo

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:18 PM

So, what's it going to be tonight? Any predictions?


Both Canuck goaltenders are "buggered" for this series, which means they will likely be on the golf course tommorrow. But if my last prediction is any indication, I could be wrong. Final score will be 6 to 4.

#32 Sparky

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:43 PM

Geezus !!!

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:57 PM

Too close for comfort!

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:05 PM

Finally! :D

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#35 yodsaker

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:56 PM

That's a 900 lb. gorilla off their back. They should be able to handle Nashville.

#36 Sparky

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:55 PM

Tonight could be another one of those "good nights" :)

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

Yipee !!!

#38 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:54 PM

You can be in a Canux fans lip-dub video tonight, if ya want:

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#39 Barra

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:30 PM

Very satisfying finish to tonight's game!
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#40 Lorenzo

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

Anyone who can't see through tonight's sharade is blind as a bat.

Lose one, win one in Boston, then win it all at home in Game 5.

Might as well be WWF!

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