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Vancouver Canucks Season Preview

Vancouver Canucks

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May 11th 2009 - although most won’t remember the actual date, many a Canuck fan will know what happened on this fateful day. This was when the Vancouver Canucks’ juggernaut hit a brick wall, with a crushing defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks ending their playoff run.

Since then GM Mike Gillis has address many of the issues that where blamed for the untimely exit from the playoffs. Firstly he has added two good puck moving defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Mathieu Schneider. Each of the players can help to fill the gaps on the power play that were so apparent last season. The Canucks now have nine NHL caliber defensemen. Gillis has also restocked the somewhat empty prospects cupboard with the likes of Anton Rodin, Jordan Schroeder and Eric Walsky to name a few. Not only that he has resigned such pivotal players as Roberto Luongo, the Sedin twins and signed players like Andrew Raycroft and Brad Luckowich etc.

The latest version of the Canucks will look quite different. I believe they will play with more offensive flare and have more depth across the whole team. Now is certainly a great and exciting time to be a Canucks fan! As I write the Canucks recently played their first pre season game against the New York Islanders which resulted in a 2 – 1 win for the Canucks. Both goals being scored by Sergei Shirokov another prospect who has the talent to be a great player for this team!

The Canucks have the potential to go even further into the playoffs this season, with all the great players we know and love, a few new faces and captain Roberto! So lets forget May 11th 2009 and gain solace from the fact the new season is less than a month away! It’s almost time to step on board the Vancouver Canucks roller coaster for what will be a wonderful bumpy ride. Are you ready? I know I am!

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