The problem with Vancouver is that they have built their team like this:
Excellent top line.
Solid second line.
Mediocre checking line.
Mediocre fourth line.
Good top pair.
Decent second pair.
Mediocre third pair.
Very good regular season goalie who they hope can carry them in the playoffs.
Most championship teams are built like this:
Strong top line
Strong second line.
Good checking line
Solid fourth line.
Very good top pairing.
Strong second pairing.
Decent third pair.
Good regular season goalie capable of carrying the team in the playoffs.
Look at the two builds. Which builds provide very good regular seasons and playoff failure, and which provide good regular seasons and deep playoff runs?
I think you all know the answer.
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