Canucks can look to the 2011-12 Kings for inspiration

This is not where the Canucks expected to be in December — 9th in the West with a sputtering offence and a lacklustre power play — but things just got a little worse with the news that Alex Burrows will be out indefinitely with a broken jaw. There’s currently lots of ammunition for the Canucks’ detractors and the more cynical members of the Canucks fanbase.

Perhaps a comparison with a team that was even worse off after 29 games might help: the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings. You know, the ones that went on to win the Stanley Cup? The Canucks can look to the 2011-12 Kings both to put their current struggles in context and to draw some inspiration for the rest of the season.

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Stick in Link: Alex Burrows out with broken jaw; Horvat, Shinkaruk to Team Canada selection camp

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