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Cliff Ronning Flashes Back

05/27/2011 at 6:35pm EDT

From Tom Berridge of Postmedia, in Burnaby Now:

It’s been 17 years since the last time a Vancouver Canucks team went on a memorable playoff run to the Stanley Cup. But Burnaby’s own Cliff Ronning finds the memories flooding back to him as if it all happened yesterday.

“Yeah absolutely. What I remembered was the excitement in the city,” Ronning said in a phone interview. “The fans and the city have waited a long time for this.”

Ronning, who retired from the National Hockey League in 2006, played 18 years in the bigs on seven separate teams, including six seasons with the hometown Canucks.

Ronning remembers his time with the Canucks in 1994, as David going up against “Goliath.” But today, his assessment of this current Vancouver team is optimistic, arguing the Cup is “theirs to lose.” Complete article is here.

It occurs to me it would be great to see a lot of those 1994 guys at game 1 next Wednesday. Hopefully the Canucks have extended such an invitation.

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