So for context, the Canucks just...
Beat their arch nemesis of three years. Beat the Stanley Cup Champions. Beat the Money on their Backs. Beat the Monkey on Luongo's back. Beat This Series. And learned a hard lesson.
I just wrote this in an email to a friend:
I want Vancouver v. Buffalo.
1970s expansion Cup.
Ya know... we in Vancouver feel hard done by by the hockey gods.
Buffalo won the draft coin flip (not lettery) that year and got Gilbert Perrault.
Since then we've been to the Cup final twice - once to game seven and a cross bar. Buffalo has been there once and lost it on a bullshit refereeing call in game six. (And in a fair fight they would have lost anyhow.) So really, we are a head of the curve for the class of 1970.