Found March 11, 2013 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
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The Canucks are officially at the halfway mark of this lockout shortened season and something is clearly wrong with this team. This doesn’t resemble the team that won two straight President’s Trophies. Something is missing from the 2010-11 team that showed so much moxie, so much swagger, and more importantly, so much talent until it all fell apart in the Stanley Cup Final. So what’s wrong with this team? Lets investigate… Injuries The Vancouver Canucks are not the same team without Ryan Kesler, plain and simple. He does everything for this team, and any time without him is going to be felt. It’s also not a coincidence that the team’s worst slump of the season has come with Kevin Bieksa injured. But these are excuses. A Stanley Cup contending team can and should overcome injuries. The 2010-11 team had injuries galore. Just look at the games played totals for these key players: Salo (27), Edler (51), Hamhuis (64), Bieksa (66), Burrows (72) and Malhotra (72). Depth The Canucks were abl...
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