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A couple of Vancouver Canuck fans proudly display one of the towels that they and thousands of others will use to cheer on the Canucks in their first home game of the Stanley Cup playoffs here 5/13. These fans have been in the line-up for tickets to that game since 5/10. Credit: Nick Didlick / UPC

Nick Didlick

Born in 1970, the Vancouver Canucks first qualified for the Stanley Cup final in 1982. They made it to the championship series again in 1994. They lost both. The Canucks have also recorded six 100-point seasons without advancing to the final those years. Here's a look at those eight promising seasons in which they came up short:



1981-82: 77 points



Playoffs: Lost in Stanley Cup final (4-0) to the New York Islanders.

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1992-93: 101 points



Playoffs: Lost in divisional final (4-2) to the Los Angeles Kings.



1993-94: 85 points



Playoffs: Lost in Stanley Cup final (4-3) to the New York Rangers.



2002-03: 104 points



Playoffs: Lost in conference semi-final (4-3) to the Minnesota Wild.



2003-04: 101 points

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Playoffs: Lost in conference quarter-final (4-3) to the Calgary Flames.



2006-07: 105 points



Playoffs: Lost in conference semi-final (4-1) to the Anaheim Ducks.



2008-09: 100 points



Playoffs: Lost in conference semi-final (4-2) to the Chicago Blackhawks.



2009-10: 103 points

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Playoffs: Lost in conference semi-final (4-2) to the Chicago Blackhawks.



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B.C. sports correspondent

Based in Vancouver, Matthew spearheads the Globe's sports coverage in B.C., and spends most of his time with the NHL Canucks and CFL Lions. He has worked for four dailies and TSN since graduating from Carleton University's School of Journalism a decade ago, and has covered the Olympic Games, Super Bowls, Grey Cups, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the NBA Finals. More

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