Was 1992/93 The Best Canuck Team Ever?

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  1. Freakshow

    Freakshow Registered User

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    I was comparing this team to the 2011 team with some friends and it got me to thinking, what is the best line-up the Canucks have ever put on the ice? The following year, 1994, they underachieved but caught fire for the playoffs. We all know how that ended, but I digress.

    This was a very very deep team from top to bottom!!!

    Courtnall 31 goals 77 pts - Ronning 29 goals 85 pts - Bure 60 goals 110 pts
    Nedved 38 goals 71 pts - Linden 33 goals 72 pts - Adams 25 goals 56 pts

    Dixon Ward 22 goals 52 pts
    Sergio Momesso 18 goals 38 pts 200 PIMS
    Jim Sandlak 10 goals 28 pts 120 PIMS
    Gino Odjick 4 goals 17 pts 370PIMS
    Murray Craven was a late addition for the playoff run.
     
  2. Wetcoaster

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    Different era - goals were not at premium and Jacques Lemaire was just beginning to perfect the NZT.
     
  3. Tiranis

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    Very different time. You can't look at that 2nd line and compare the scoring rates to today's NHL. They weren't the best team in the league that season or the highest scoring. Canucks of 10-11 are the best team we have ever iced.
     
  4. Wetcoaster

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    And that was one of the best seasons ever by any NHL team.
     
  5. Tiranis

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    Was just about to add that to my post.
     
  6. canuck4life16

    canuck4life16 It what it is-mccann

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    yep and I think it will happen again even better result
     
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    Not even close.

    Well, maybe it's close. But the 2010-11 team in my eyes takes the cake pretty well here. I feel the 1981-82 team is a bit underrated, but fact of the matter is Brodeur was ridiculous too...he posted a 2.32 GAA in the first three rounds. That baffles me how good that was.
     
  8. LickTheEnvelope

    LickTheEnvelope 7th Overall is my jam

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    Indeed. Was a great season. :nod:
     
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    Look at those goals: 2 almost 20, 4 with almost 30, 1 almost 40 and Bure being Bure with 60. Insane for the clutch and grab era.
     
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    2011 was the best and it's not even close.
     
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    It wasn't the clutch and grab era. 92-93 was actually the highest scoring season ever. 21 players had 100 pts. 14 players had 50 goals. 15 teams had over 300 goals. Bure was only 13th in pts and 5th in goals.
     
  12. Wetcoaster

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    And consider the goaltending on that team.

    The best goalie stats were - 890 Sv% and 3.10 GAA and that was Kay Whitmore.

    Kirk McLean clocked in with a .886 Sv% and 3.39 GAA

    By way of comparison Ed Belfour - .906 Sv% and 2.59 GAA
     
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    The only negative thing I can say about the 2010/2011 team is that it spoiled a generation of fans.
     
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    Dear god. Dat perspective.

    I guess this was right before the butterfly goalie with ginormous pads took over.
     
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    2010-2011 team was much, much better. But I still get chills when I look over the stats from the 92-93 team. So many events :amazed: :amazed:
     
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    sure on paper 11 was the better team but maybe I'm showing my age here a bit, the 94 team was more balanced and also more likeable.


    Secondary scoring was better and the role players in 94 did a better job and there was no implosion like in 11.


    but these kinds of things are subjective too.
     
  17. canuck4life16

    canuck4life16 It what it is-mccann

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    can a season like 2010/2011 be repeated or that is no longer possible
     
  18. Wetcoaster

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    Except the question was

    "Was 1992/93 The Best Canuck Team Ever?"

    The 1993-94 team was barely a .500 team, scored as many goals as it gave up and finished 7th in the West with 85 points.

    They had a hot run in the play-offs but a better team than 2010-11? Not in any way, shape or form IMHO
     
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    2010-2011 was easily the best Canuck team ever, but I have to agree the 91-95 version was more likeable and also a damn good team as well.
     
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    As mentioned, different times, but I still think the 93 & 94 teams were deeper from top to bottom than the 2011 team. The achillies heel of the 2011 team was lack of secondary scoring, that wasn't an issue with the early 90's teams.
     
  21. Wetcoaster

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    I watched both teams (in fact every Canucks team since 1970-71) and there is no way that team was close to the 2010-11 team.

    In 1992-93 six teams finished with more points and not a single Canuck player won an award.
     
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    2010-2011 was the best Canucks season in my lifetime, top to bottom that team was stacked.
     
  23. Jyrki

    Jyrki no longer trusts Linden CREW

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    It's crazy how well the team did even when we had almost every blue liner miss significant time, and be so close from the holy grail with half the team out or lingering with injuries

    it's like the hockey gods threw everything at us to not make it work, and they barely succeeded
     
  24. canuck4life16

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    yes definately the best team ever but if only the injuries did not happen..like Samulesson we would have one but that was the case.........hopefully we have the same sucess again and this time finish the job
     
  25. Reverend Mayhem

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    Would you like to elaborate? I get how bad we were for the first 21 seasons, don't get me wrong here. The only thing that got spoiled that season was the officiating.
     

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