Apr 18, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Staples Center during game four of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals between the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Thank You LA Kings! Love, The Rest Of Canada

I wish I could be objective, I wish that I could say nice things, but when you act like you’re entitled to winning anything?  I can’t support you.  So what you’ve yet to win a Stanley Cup?  Figure out how to get the puck past LA Kings goalie, Jonathan Quick.  Goals mean wins.  You can’t expect to win without some offensive power.

The Vancouver Canucks/LA Kings match up with the complete opposite of the Philadelphia/Pittsburgh match up.  While the latter had tons of offense, the former was really a battle of the goalies.  The rumors have been swirling about that the Canucks will be shopping Roberto Luongo about, it’s hard to blame any of the losses on him.  In the first two games of the series (the only games he played in), Luongo put up a fight.  But your goalie can’t score goals for you, the offense was severely hurt by the loss of the downed Sedin.

Going 0-2 at home did not bode well for the Canucks and going 1-1 on the road wasn’t the best situation, so when the team returned to Vancouver to try to save the series, it was a battle that they lost.

I get that every team has their “thing”.  Teams have “curses” and strange struggles with fans and enemies believing they’re as real as the puck on the ice, but the Canucks “thing” is rather hard to ignore.  Most famously, the team is know for diving.  Google anything about the team and you’ll see “diving” as a top hit.  Whether or not you believe this, this style of play needs to end. Why?  This is now two years in a row the Canucks have gotten to the playoffs as the President’s Trophy winner and failed.  This system is not working in the playoffs, time to change it up.

The LA Kings will advance to the second round to place the St. Louis Blues.

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