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08:19 AM ET 01.17 | The absences of Ryan Kesler and David Booth are more than just a lineup issue in Vancouver. The question surrounding the Vancouver Canucks has for some months been, is the window closing on this group's Stanley Cup aspirations?Any more injuries and the queries will shift to, should the Canucks even be in the Stanley Cup conversation anymore? ... Inside the Northwest Division, Minnesota is a tougher foe this season, and Edmonton will likely take a few points from the Canucks that, over the past many seasons, have been a lock for Vancouver. It is the team in blue and green that is the problem for Canucks fans right now, however. A team that was supposed to be more than a one-year wonder Cup contender.

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January 17, 2013  08:28 AM ET

This team has as much muscle and heart as the Sabres they had their shot and blew it

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January 17, 2013  08:41 AM ET

The window closed after that game 7 with the Bruins.

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January 17, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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The window closed after that game 7 with the Bruins.

they have the backbone of a Slinky

January 17, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Cup window closing on Canucks

With apologies to Slapshot...just like The caps...this ship has sailed....

January 17, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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they have the backbone of a Slinky

They have the backbone of the Buffalo Sabres after their goalie gets run over

January 17, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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I'd say the window(s) were smashed after that game 7.

total agreement.... they've got good talent but it seems like they don't have the heart for it

January 17, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Cup window closing on CanucksWith apologies to Slapshot...just like The caps...this ship has sailed....

No apologies necessary Spiny. I fear you could be right. :-(

January 17, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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They have the backbone of the Buffalo Sabres after their goalie gets run over

that wasn't lak of backbone, that was lack of cameraderie

January 17, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Man, Kesler has a small effin head.

Damning indictment of the ridiculous shoulder pads and other pieces of body armor they wear nowadays.

January 17, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Man, Kesler has a small effin head.

I perfectly understandable Danny. Like Kesler my ex was American so I know you don't get much head.

January 17, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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I perfectly understandable Danny. Like Kesler my ex was American so I know you don't get much head.

had to make a chalk out line after you guys were "finished", huh?

January 17, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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I perfectly understandable Danny. Like Kesler my ex was American so I know you don't get much head.

Barack: Hey bill, how's Hillary's head?
Bill; well, she's no Monica....

January 17, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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Like Kesler my ex was American so I know you don't get much head.

whoa....ex could not have been from south of the Mason/Dixon line...........

January 17, 2013  10:22 AM ET

their hockey careers are coming to an end, but their olympic diving careers are just getting started.

January 17, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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I perfectly understandable Danny. Like Kesler my ex was American so I know you don't get much head.

I'm glad I wasn't taking a sip of coffee...

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January 17, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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I perfectly understandable Danny. Like Kesler my ex was American so I know you don't get much head.

Or the house, or the car. Or as someone said "She gets the goldmine, I get the shaft"

 
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