Remember what a Canuck goal looks like with the top ten Canuck goals of the last ten years [VIDEO]

If you’re like us — and we assume, since you read the blog we write, that you are, at least a little — this lockout is beginning to tear at your insides like you’ve swallowed a jagged metal Krusty-O.

We’ve reached the dead zone, where there’s nothing to talk about and there appears to be no hope of something to talk about in the near future. Heck, not only is the future looking bleak, but even the past is beginning to fade, like that picture of the McFly children standing in front of that well. Stop for a moment: can you remember who scored the last Canucks goal or what it even looked like?

It was actually a pretty little goal from Henrik Sedin in the Canucks’ overtime elimination loss to the LA Kings on April 22nd, seven months ago to the day. 214 sleeps in the past. See, that’s just too long ago, so we thought you might enjoy a refresher course in Canuck goal-scoring.

For that, we turn to Youtube user Nevlach, who has put together a countdown of the 10 best Canuck goals of the last 10 years. It is, like any list, highly subjective and wholly divisive, so feel free to have strong opinions in the comments. But before you do, why not just take the next 11 minutes to enjoy a trip down memory lane with some of the greatest Canuck goals of the recent past?

Okay, now let’s argue.

I don’t care that the Daniel Sedin hat-trick goal happened in a regular-season game, and a meaningless one at that. It has to be higher. It’s one of the best goals I’ve ever seen. Additionally, if we’re giving nearly the entire list to big goals from the Canucks’ 2011 Stanley Cup run, where in the heck is the wraparound, Burrows’s other big OT winner? I am uncomfortable with that goal being omitted, and frankly, I think the stanchion goal is out of its element here.

And finally, has there been a more unfairly vilified former Canuck than Matt Cooke? It’s not like he did anything wrong, really. He was just dirty, and his dirtiest days were after he left town. I’d almost forgotten he scored not one but two of the clutchest goals in Canuck history.

Anyway. We hope you enjoyed this brief lockout reprieve. Now back to your regularly scheduled lack of programming.

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10 comments

  1. Chris the Curmudgeon
    November 22, 2012

    Before even watching it, I would like to post that if a certain Mr. Burrows isn’t #1, then there is no list.

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    • Chris the Curmudgeon
      November 22, 2012

      OK there’s a list.

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  2. Steve_May
    November 22, 2012

    Burrows OT goal in SCF game 2 should be there. So should Raffi Torres’ goal in game 1 – if just for the amazing work that Kesler did (with one working hip flexor muscle) to stay onside.

    Also – that 1:34 span in Game 4 vs the Sharks with the 3 five-on-three goals.
    Aaron Rome’s goal against the Sharks in Game 2

    Salo’s winning goal against the Hawks in Game 1 in 2009.

    To be fair – the list just needed to be longer.

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  3. Zach Morris
    November 22, 2012

    For the feeling of sheer relief and joy at messing up Boston, I nominate Cody Hodgson’s bar down goal on Tim Thomas.
    For months afterward in floor hockey, that was the one we all tried to copy

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    • SteveB
      November 23, 2012

      Ping! I’ll never forget that sound to my dying day.

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  4. Ginja Ninja
    November 22, 2012

    Did anyone else get a little teary eyed after watching that montage? Not saying I did (ok I did)

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    • A Blueliner
      November 22, 2012

      From one guy to another.. yeah. A wave of emotions surged over me.. so happy because the plays were so beautiful and the run was so memorable, but it makes me so sad to realize that there’s no hockey right now.

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  5. Nee
    November 22, 2012

    7 months ago.

    That’s just nuts. I has a sad.

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  6. Mt
    November 23, 2012

    I’d like to see a list of top ten de-contextualized goals. It’s fun to see goals that meant lots at the time and stir up some feeling but I’d rather see the best goals just in terms of being great goals. And yes, the D. Sedin goal would top that list. That is simply one of the most beautiful goals ever. Pure grace.

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