The last time the Canucks missed the playoffs

With the NHL playoffs starting today and the Vancouver Canucks missing them for the first time since 2008, I decided to do mild research and find out what the world was like way back when. Although the Canucks playoff streak is nothing compared to the Detroit Red Wings, the fact that a few scant years ago they were making it rain Presidents Trophy makes the news of their freefall pretty jarring.

I am an van cleef and arpels zipper necklace fake equal opportunity flashbacker, so here is what was going on knock off van cleef four leaf clover necklace in the world the last time the Vancouver Canucks caused fans to use their white playoff towels to dry their eyes.

Plaxico Burress was regarded as a Super Bowl hero for the New York Giants, and was several months away from shooting himself in the thigh in a nightclub, going to jail for it and making it uncool AND dangerous to wear sweatpants in the club.

Tiger Woods still had a healthy marriage (well, maybe he didn at this point, but we all thought he did).

Brett Favre had just retired from the NFL as a member of the Green Bay Packers. This was before his tenure as a New York Jet and a Minnesota Viking.

There had only been three Jones movies and people didn need to skeptically ask which one? when asked if they wanted to watch an Indiana Jones movie.

Christian Bale had only played Batman in one released film.

The Cinematic Universe hadn launched yet. The release of Man was still a month away.

Blu ray van cleef green necklace imitation was still competing with HD DVD.

We were still months away from meeting that delightful little robot WALL E (and seeing how terrible life gets for humanity way into the future).

Miley Cyrus was in her second season of Hanna Montana, instead of doing whatever she doing now.

FX phenomenal cop action drama Shield was months away from airing its final season which included the infamous Meeting Bad had just finished airing its first season on AMC.

Twitter was two years old, and there were an estimated 100 million tweets per quarter at this time. Today, there are over 400 million tweets a day. If I ever get a short range time machine, buying stock in Twitter will be high on my list. As will warning people about Justin Bieber. No one will listen.

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