Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/13/13
This can’t keep up can it? The memory of Vancouver’s Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins is in many ways no farther away nor less painful than it was just 21 difficult months ago. The core Canucks members remain but the question of whether this is the group that can still win the big one is much more suspect. Talent alone will not assure the cup victory the team and their dedicated, desperate fans crave. Even more worryingly, in the midst of their recent poor run, the skilled, dominant identity the team had crafted for itself appears to be fading. The Columbus game provided a glimmer last night, at least in the second period, of the familiar game controlling incarnation of the Canucks. However, that sight is more fractured on each outing as this group struggles to function as a unit. The Sedins started the year slowly but have regained their point a game pace, but the rest of the team cannot keep up. As a result, the high powered offence is rapidly losing steam. The Sedins started the ...
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