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cool.gif posted on 18-1-2018 at 12:21 AM
Canucks and Sharks both looking to shed

VANCOUVER - It's a label that's been attached, maybe unfairly, to both the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks.Both have been branded playoff underachieversteams that put together impre sive regular-season records, but fail in the Jack Doyle Jersey chase for the Stanley Cup.It's a characterization the Canucks and Sharks want to shed when the Western Conference final opens Sunday at Rogers Arena (CBC, 8 p.m. ET)."We're a different team," Canucks forward Alex Burrows said Friday after practice. "Every year we've got better and I think we've got more depth now and we've got guys who have been there before. We know what it takes to win."Meanwhile, Sharks coach Todd McLellan says advancing to San Jose's first Stanley Cup final Reggie Wayne Jersey will help erase a lot of bad memories."As a team we've had some really good playoff runs and had some poor ones," McLellan said in San Jose. "We're no different than anyone else."We have this anchor that everybody throws at us either Henry Anderson Jersey fairly or unfairly. We don't worry about that. We're only concerned about what we're doing here now. We can't change the past and the future. You have to live in the moment and react that way.''The Canucks have won their division four of the last five years but are playing in their first conference final in 17 years. This is the first time Vancouver has advanced past the second round of the playoffs since losing to the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup final.Since he's been hired in Vancouver, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault's teams have twice lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion. That happened Ryan Kelly Jersey last year against the Chicago Blackhawks and in 2007 against the Anaheim Ducks."You can make a case that when we lost, we lost to better teams," said Vigneault. "Once you get into the playoffs, it's not always the better team that wins. It's the one that plays the best on the ice.''
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