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Storyline Has To Change For The Vancouver Canucks

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

This is the story the Vancouver Canucks have tried to sell for the last three seasons.

We are a team in transition, but we’re not in a full rebuild. With our veterans and our goaltending, we can stay in the playoff hunt while we integrate younger players into the lineup. As a result, the development of those players will be accelerated as they learn from the veterans in a competitive environment.

Winning and developing, in short, are not mutually exclusive. We can do both and the organization will be better for it.

This is a fine story, although we’re still not sure if it’s directed at the fan base or ownership. The problem, however, is the Canucks sat 26th in the 30-team NHL before Saturday night’s games after finishing 28th last season and those results don’t exactly support the chosen narrative.

So where do they go from here?


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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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