The word “Canucks” is a four-letter word in Boston, as a lot of bad blood was developed during last year’s seven-game Stanley Cup final. The Canucks have changed a bit, but Vancouver is still home to the likes of Roberto Luongo, Alex Burrows, the Sedin brothers, and Kevin Bieksa. When Vancouver hits TD Garden in early January, you can expect a raucous night. In case the Canucks have forgotten what happened in June, here is a reminder: ESPN report on Game 7 from You Tube
The Canuck Way’s Lorenzo Jensen has this to say about this year’s Canucks squad and what they have done to improve their chances of winning a Stanley Cup:
If one subscribes to the theory that the Canucks were ‘out-muscled’ in the Final against Boston, then the departures of veteran Raffi Torres (Brent Seabrook can attest to that), Tanner Glass (Winnipeg) and the sudden loss of Rick Rypien might look like further proof the Canucks need to get tougher. But the trained eye would also note that a couple of new faces, particularly Victor Oreskovich (6’3, 215 lbs), Mark Mancari (6’3, 225 lbs) and a tryout contract for Todd Fedoruk might help replace the missing brawn. In recent interviews, all three have stated they understand their role, and their need to protect their teammates. Another name to throw into the mix is Aaron Volpatti, though based on watching him live against San Jose in the pre-season, he is still a little ways off from any regular duty.
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