Originally Posted by JD_May
How about them not falling apart and dropping 5 places in the standings in the final month of the season, completing their long-predicted but inexplicably delayed descent into mediocrity? On the plus side, I suppose it's no great curse to face San Jose in round one if history is any indication.
Canucks have known what spot they would finish (3rd) for a while, but still don't know who we'll be playing. Oddly, no matter who it is, Nashville, Los Angeles or Detroit, we will be facing a goalie with precisely 0 playoff games' experience.
Oh, I agree about them falling apart. But they were also expected to finish last in the conference, so I'll take the final playoff spot any day. I fully expect them to lose in the first round, and I hope it's a great learning experience they can build on. A lot of it had to do with Anderson though, so we'll see about that next year.
I, unfortunately, think Vancouver will do well in the playoffs. The Sedins are playing great and there seems to be a lot of depth.
How about Calgary? I did not expect them to finish out of the playoffs at all. I guess that team has bigger internal problems then I thought.