Stanley Cup Finals 2011: 6 Goats for the Vancouver Canucks

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Stanley Cup Finals 2011: 6 Goats for the Vancouver Canucks
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As the glow of burning cars illuminated downtown Vancouver, the Canucks players had to answer to the throng of media questions about losing Game 7 and the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins were clearly the better team during these seven games and deserved their first Stanley Cup since 1972.

What about these Vancouver Canucks?

By all standards, the team had an excellent season, the best season in franchise history.

And while the sting of this loss still burns for the players and the fans, there is hope, as they have a core of good players who are still young and will all be back.

Tonight, however, is not a time for looking forward.  Tonight is a time to reflect on the past seven games and what went wrong.

How does a team that walked through the regular season and appeared to be on the brink of winning it all fall flat?

Here are the top six goats for the Vancouver Canucks.

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