Ted Williams homered in his final at-bat at Fenway Park, Kobe Bryant does something similar decades later in his final home game. Last but not least, the Sedin twins combined for a historic night at Rogers Arena last night.
The Sedins have given the Canucks everything, doing it by being so quiet about it. I still don't understand how Brian Burke, the Canucks General Manager at the time was able to get two Top 5 picks. This is something that would be almost impossible task for a GM to pull this off today.
How come the 27 other GM's not try to do this, or what was it about the twins that made Burke do this?
I wake up today heartbroken, actually I have been heartbroken all week but really I shouldn't be. They did everything but win a Cup and did it with very little emotion or physical toughness.
The Boston series in 2011 brings some of the best memories and worst memories of being a Canucks fan. Like what did Boston have in that Stanley Cup Final that Vancouver didn't? Is it a simple answer of the Canucks didn't have any energy left? Even Vancouver's wins were by 1 goal and it always felt like Luongo needed to allow one or fewer in Game 7 for Vancouver to win. At of all the points the twins had, why couldn't a few more of them came against Boston in June of 2011?? It sucks because if your gonna get a franchise player, you kind of want it to be the Joe Sakic kind of player right? I just can't figure out where Vancouver messed up.
Its really hard to try to find a team that has had this much talent from 2000-2015 and not win a Cup. Philly and Toronto come to mind. Especially when Mats Sundin was a Leaf but generally speaking, these talented teams win a Cup.
The good news is that there wasn't really an alternative. The 1999 NHL Draft has turned out weak and the Canucks seem like they will never be able to win the lottery and land the next Crosby or McDavid.
Being a twin myself, I almost feel this was fate. I'm 24 and I don't know what it feels like to not hear the word twin every couple of days. 48 years and still no Cups. Another 15-20 years and we will be compared to the Chicago Cubs.
I was glad that I got to the game tough last night. In a way it was like a convocation ceremony for High School. The twins have to move on in life for the Canucks to be good again, just like Grade 12 students have to move on in life to succeed as adults.
Felt good to have Rogers Arena loud again. The twins deserved it. To be honest, the Canucks need to use this formula to build their next heart warming team. It started when they traded up to get Bo Horvat and for the Canucks to make the playoffs again in the near future they might need to trade up again. Because I just don't trust the lottery.