May 6, 2013
Canucks find themselves staring into Davy Jones' locker
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin and his brother Daniel (L) watch game play against the San Jose Sharks during Game 1 of their NHL Western Conference quarter final hockey playoff in Vancouver, British Columbia May 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

"To everyone in Canada outside of B.C., you're welcome.”

Remember that doozy from the Los Angeles Kings official Twitter account a year ago?

Vancouverites didn't like it, but many Canadian hockey fans from coast to coast cheering against the Canucks had a chuckle. To think, that merriment was only after Game 1 of the Kings-Canucks series, which Los Angeles won in five games en route to the 2012 Stanley Cup title.

Imagine how much those outside Canucks nation – who still dislike the team for various reasons – will celebrate should the Sharks sweep them aside this spring. Will the Sharks have a cheeky response via social media?

More important to the hockey world is why the Canucks find themselves down 3-0 to the Sharks heading into Tuesday's potential conclusion in the best-of-seven opening-round playoff series.

Here are five reasons the Canucks are on the verge of swimming with the fishes.


The lack of goals, goals, goals:


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