Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/14/13
Who’s over/under rated? In 2012-13, the Vancouver Canucks won the same amount of playoff games as the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets – zero. But that doesn’t mean the Canucks are a horrible team. They’ve been a strong regular season team for years — just look at all those Northwest Division banners hanging proudly from the rafters of Rogers Arena. The thing is this: Good regular seasons don’t necessarily equate to a playoff juggernaut. Sometimes it’s hard to judge just how good the Canucks are after beating up on the Colorados, Calgarys and Edmontons of the world in the NW. Look no further than the last two years of early exits. It’s also the value of players, not just teams that can get out of wack with an easy schedule and disappearances in the postseason. Here’s my take on how out of wack some of those values are: Overrated Ryan Kesler Ever since his epic playoff performance against the Preds in 2011, he just hasn’t looked the same. Whether it’s injuries or
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