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Vancouver Canucks

NHL 14: Vancouver Canucks Guide

Written By: JCOL32

Vancouver Canucks
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Founded: 1970

Championships: 0

 

History:

The Vancouver Canucks were founded in 1970, and despite having advanced to the Stanley Cup three times, have never won. Their most recent attempt coming in 2011, where the Boston Bruins beat them in seven games.

 

Overview:

Vancouver will enter the 2013/14 season determined to become a powerhouse in the Western Conference once again. A disappointing season in 2013 left a sour taste in the mouths of the likes of Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows and Alexander Edler. The goaltender controversy is not over in Vancouver after a surprising change of heart saw goalie Cory Schneider head to New Jersey, and Roberto Luongo, seemingly out the door, be declared their starting goalie on October 1st. If Luongo can stay motivated and on the top of his game which I believe he can (Sochi Games are in February and he will want to be on the team) the Canucks can see a return to form.

 

How to Play as the Canucks:

The Canucks have a very balanced team built around a core of players that has been in Vancouver for a while. Use the Sedin brothers’ chemistry to your advantage. They, along with Ryan Kesler, will be your main source of offense. Role players such as Zach Kassian and Alex Burrows will also contribute. At the blue line, Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa will lead the way with a solid backstop in Roberto Luongo, you should have some fun playing with the boys from BC.

 

Fun Fact:

Two fans unofficially became a second version of the Canucks mascot at the end of the 2009 season by wearing skin-tight green bodysuits to all games, most notable during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

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