Vancouver Canucks 2010-11 NHL Season Preview: Big Time in B.C.

October 7th, 2010 by Benjamin Benya Leave a reply »
Key Additions: D Dan Hamhuis, C Manny Malhotra, D Keith Ballard, D Ryan Parent, RW Victor Oreskovich, LW Andrew Peters, LW Raffi Torres, LW Jeff Tambellini, C Joel Perrault.

Key Subtractions: RW Michael Grabner, RW Steve Bernier, D Shane O’Brien, LW Darcy Hordichuk, D Brad Lukowich, C Kyle Wellwood, LW Pavol Demitra, D Nathan McIver, D Willie Mitchell, G Andrew Raycroft.

The closer the season gets to starting, the more fans are jumping on the bandwagon of the Vancouver Canucks. Despite losing for the second consecutive year to the Chicago Blackhawks during the Western Conference semifinals, the Canucks and their fans truly believe that this will be the year.

An improved, more physical defense and the skyrocketing careers of the Sedin twins draw some conclusive proof that they have reason to be excited. Yet there are many more dimensions to this team that aren’t being drawn upon.

Last season, the biggest of losses became a revelation when the Canucks were without Daniel Sedin for an extended period. Only one Sedin on the roster spelled certain doom for the team, until Henrik went off the charts with an MVP performance. Traditionally the pass ...

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