A few thoughts before I move on to bigger and better issues! And yes, I fully expect the bitterness to flow from Luongo07 and Mojoworld!
(1) Roberto Luongo was absolutely brilliant throughout the playoffs...he is a monster. Without question, he is deserving of the MVP award. He played on his head last night but, as has been the case, could not score and could not play DEFENSE!
(2) The Canucks defense has been pitiful in both series...especially Bieksa. It hurt the team more that some of them, especially Bieksa, were playing injured. I know guys play injured in the playoffs, but they did not help the team. Willie Mitchell was the only solid d-man in the lineup, but he can't do it on his own. Give me all the penalty kill and scoring statistics you can throw at me, but they say nothing more than Luongo was incredible...they have little to do with your defense.
(3) The Ducks were too much to handle. If you shut down Selanne, Kunitz, and McDonald, then Getzlaf, Perry, and Penner killed you...and visa-versa. Vancouver had no scoring punch, in either series...and the Sedin's that carried you all year went MIA. And let us not forget about the excellent goal-tending of JS Giguere...he may not have had to make as many saves, but he made enough for a 4-1 series win.
(4) I'm so thankful Luongo made it back into the game...otherwise we would never hear the end of it!
Am I happy Vancouver has joined Dallas at the golf course? Absolutely...they barely escaped us in the first place! But I can't wait for another shot at them next season! Until then Canucks' faithful...ADIEU!