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A Hunger to Win 3

A Hunger to Win

It’s taken me a while to look back at last year’s season and start to think about how the team can take that step forward after a near perfect campaign last year. That’s one of the biggest challenges – it was near perfect. It could have been perfect when you look back at all the records that were set, but it wasn’t because of one game which went wrong – Game 7 – and as such the season wont be defined by its records and wins but rather by one loss. ***** I tweeted at the start of the playoffs...

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Nolan presents low risk, high reward 1

Nolan presents low risk, high reward

After watching high-profile unrestricted free agents find new homes and seeing Shea Weber and Zach Parise not get traded to Vancouver, fans were raising red flags all over Twitter, waiting for Mike Gillis to address the second-line scoring, or lack thereof. Of course, the level of panic was only magnified when it was learned Ryan Kesler may miss the beginning of the season after hip surgery. As it stands, if the season were to begin today, the Canucks’ second line would be composed of Chris Higgins, Maxim Lapierre, and Mikael Samuelsson, which would leave most people feeling pretty uninspired. Thankfully,...

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