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Official Canucks Playoff Thread

June 16, 2011, 3:29 p.m.
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Vancouver was skating and getting chances. They were playing. But then Boston smacked them around, and they took it. At some point you have to take the dress off and show some hunger instead of getting thrown off your game.

I suppose, but when you pepper a goalie and he stops everything it is bound to get inside your head. I know watching it felt like there was virtually no way to score and I doubt it was much different on the ice. Plays that had been sure fire goals all season were shut down over and over.

June 16, 2011, 3:33 p.m.
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They were frequently taking poor shots, and didn't get the puck up when Thomas went down. They also didn't get in his face nearly enough.

Thomas plays high. You need lateral movement to beat that, and when Vancouver did quickly switch side to side their goal chances improved immensely.

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June 16, 2011, 4:04 p.m.
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I think Ballard may have a limited no trade clause which may make it difficult to unload him.

He seems to have the skills to play - if he could just get his head to catch up maybe keeping him wouldn't be all that bad.

i think the word on Ballard is he's just not a 5/6 defensemen and plays better when he has top minutes. If that's the case it should be easier to move him. he seemed like a pretty mobile defenceman.

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June 16, 2011, 5:48 p.m.
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For everyone who didn't partake in the Playoff Pool this year, you should have! You can all play next year.

Here's a recap of the action.

Congratulations ReductiMat, you win! Unfortunately there is no cash prize for you, but next year you can play as the defending champion, which is always fun.

One of the gutsiest performances was by semaj, who was 2nd from the basement in April, and was able to fight his way onto the podium in the bronze medal position. Also, congratulations to brian, who ended this adventure in second place.

Thanks for playing everyone. Here are some screen shots from weeks past to give a glimpse of your progression or regression through the playoffs.

June 16, 2011, 9:22 p.m.
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i'm the Canucks of the NSMB playoff pool.

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July 13, 2011, 2:06 p.m.
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July 13, 2011, 4:02 p.m.
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For everyone who didn't partake in the Playoff Pool this year, you should have! You can all play next year.

Here's a recap of the action.

Congratulations ReductiMat, you win! Unfortunately there is no cash prize for you, but next year you can play as the defending champion, which is always fun.

One of the gutsiest performances was by semaj, who was 2nd from the basement in April, and was able to fight his way onto the podium in the bronze medal position. Also, congratulations to brian, who ended this adventure in second place.

Wow I didn't realize I did that well at the end! :lol:

July 14, 2011, 5:39 a.m.
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I wish they still opened games with starland vocal band.

Isn't that the group that does the nana nana nana HEY!nana nana.. song?

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July 14, 2011, 6:19 p.m.
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I dont even wan2 look at this thread anymore

I'm happy to get outside and enjoy nature while I can, but I fear for the future of humanity

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