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Morning Line- Francesco Aquilini

via Rick Dhaliwal tweets,

Aquilini on the state of the Canucks: It isn't going to be easy but we have to be realistic. There are no short cuts in this game and right now it is about building a core with this club and wanting to win together.

Patience is not easy. But, we have to work with what we have. I think we have a great talent pool of young players. I think we were rated second in The Athletic for our prospect pool.

We have a great coach and the pieces in place but, all we can ask for out of this team is to be entertaining to watch. If we are I am content because I know very soon we are going to be very, very good.

much more from Aquilini in Dhaliwal's recent timeline...

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Evening Line

“Winning a Stanley Cup is everything. If you don’t want to win the Stanley Cup, you shouldn’t own a team. I’m learning about the ups and downs of the business and realize the success of the hockey team is not in my control.”

-Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini. A bit more by Greg Douglas at the Vancouver Sun.

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Canucks’ Owner With Positive Thoughts

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

“I told (Luongo) the best seven years for the Canucks have been the ones since he’s been here,” Aquilini said on Friday.

“I think what happened the last couple of years shocked him, but he’s a professional. He’ll come to camp. He’ll compete.

“Things will go well, we’ll win some games and he’s going to be fine. I don’t have a concern about that.”

And if that’s the way this season actually plays out, so much the better.

During the course of a wide-ranging interview on Friday, Aquilini answered most of the questions Canucks’ fans have been asking this offseason. True, he didn’t drop any bombshells, but he was as honest and forthright as could be expected.

In the one bit of news, Aquilini said the Sedin twins are close to signing contract extensions and doesn’t believe there any impediments to a new deal.

“They’re Canucks,” he said. “They’re what we want this team to be about.”

As for the rest of the team’s talking points, let’s take them one by one.

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