As the Canucks head into the postseason, there’s no doubt that we’re seeing a different team from years past. This is a team that is hungrier than ever. They know the pain of defeat. They only have one goal, there is only one standard. Since they started their domino effect assault on personal, franchise and league records, they’ve established – for themselves and the fans – that it’s Cup or bust.
Whether they play the Blackhawks or the Stars, this team is on a mission and it’s clear that come puck drop on game 83, all bets are off. As Ryan Kesler’s favourite artist Eminem would say, they’re “not afraid to take a stand”. No matter who the Canucks face in the playoffs, bring it on.