Well first of all the Canucks have not had a solid number 1 goalie in a long time. Lets face it, Cloutier is not going to win you a stanley cup.They tried to adress the goalie issue with Noronen, but that didnt cut it.
The whole Crawford/Bertuzzi issue was always there and their best players never played like they can. Naslund, Morrison, Bertuzzi.
So I think it was a combination of things that let to the failure this season.
Well see that's where I see different. We were no. 1/ no. 2 for a long time with Auld and even though Cloutier had an injury we were still looking strong. Auld is a strong keeper. Our defense was strong. Our confidence just went down the drain after the playoff run because I think teams started playing harder and we didn't step it up.. I believe the injuries that occured had something to do with that..