Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/8/14
from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News, With the exception of the Vancouver Canucks, the Northwest has been a riptide of rebuilds and refuse-to-rebuilds, where the sanity of GMs has constantly been called into question by their own fan bases. Since the lockout, consider the following factual, undeniable low points: - It’s the only division yet to win a Stanley Cup. Sure, Vancouver and Edmonton came close, but c’mon people: horseshoes and hand grenades. Plus, that miracle Oilers team of 2005-06 was the only incarnation of the Copper and Blue to even make the post-season. - It’s the only division to send a lone representative to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons, a current streak that has seen only Vancouver dance lately. Even when the Southeast was at its bashiest, that division didn’t suffer such a fate. - The Northwest has sent two teams or less to the post-season every year since 2007-08. more
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