Playoffs: 2010 Canucks vs. 2012 Canucks

It’s two years later and the Kings are playing the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs again. Let’s take a look at how the Canucks have changed since we faced them in 2010.


  • Henrik Sedin
  • Daniel Sedin (UPDATE: he’s out with a concussion)
  • Ryan Kesler
  • Alexandre Burrows
  • Mason Raymond
  • Alexander Edler
  • Andrew Alberts
  • Kevin Bieksa
  • Sami Salo
  • Aaron Rome
  • Roberto Luongo
  • Cory Schneider
  • Jannik Hansen


  • Manny Malhotra (was injured, missed 2010 playoffs)
  • Sammy Pahlsson
  • Dan Hamhuis
  • Chris Higgins
  • Maxim Lapierre
  • Byron Bitz
  • David Booth
  • Zach Kassian
  • Dale Weise
  • Marc-Andre Gragnani
  • Andrew Ebbett
  • Keith Ballard (LTIR)


  • Mikeal Samuelsson
  • Andrew Raycroft
  • Christian Ehrhoff
  • Kyle Wellwood
  • Matt Pettinger
  • Michael Grabner
  • Nolan Baumgartner
  • Pavol Demitra
  • Rick Rypien
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Shane O’Brien
  • Steve Bernier
  • Tanner Glass
(I don’t think I’ve ever seen a situation like this, where two of the non-returning players are actually dead.)
In the grid below, I put the players who weren’t present for the last Kings/Canucks in red. Probable scratches are in parentheses.
Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin Alexandre Burrows Dan Hamhuis Chris Tanev Roberto Luongo
Chris Higgins Ryan Kesler David Booth Alexander Edler Kevin Bieksa Cory Schneider
Mason Raymond Samuel Pahlsson Jannik Hansen Aaron Rome Sami Salo
Maxim Lapierre Manny Malhotra Byron Bitz (Andrew Alberts) (Marc-Andre Gragnani)
(Zach Kassian) (Dale Weise)

  8 comments for “Playoffs: 2010 Canucks vs. 2012 Canucks

  1. Sam
    April 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Glad to see Samuelsson gone. He killed the Kings in the 2010 series. At home, with the last change the Kings should be okay. On the road its going to be tough sledding.

    • sstephen17
      April 11, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      Totally agree.  He was a Kingslayer for sure.  With D. Sedin out at least for game one, I think its critical the Kings steal one of the first two games in Vancouver.

      • okto
        April 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM

        hansen will take his place

  2. Garrett79
    April 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    RIP Pavol and Rick

  3. Garrett79
    April 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    How have the Kings changed since 2010?

    • April 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

      I’ll work on that during the game. 

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