Vancouver Canucks Back In The Game

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Updated: September 20, 2014
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Hallelujah! The soap opera is finally over!

Following a goal tending controversy that spanned over two seasons, the Canucks are back in the game, and ready to commence a process of rebuilding that is sure to result in a new era of prosperity.

Whereas the 2012-2013 season was dominated by the endless tirade of the Roberta Luongo vs. Cory Schneider tirade, the 2013-2014 season was jam-packed with more quarrellings over the future of Luongo, intense media scrutiny, a highly unprofessional display of animosity by then-coach John Totarella, and abysmal player performances. Indeed, the poor performances of the Canucks resulted in one of the team’s weakest seasons.

But that was then, and this is now.

Several changes have taken place during the off-season, and now the team can focus on playing hockey, rather than on the future of their players. Firstly, Roberto Luongo is out, and Ryan Miller is in. Known for being an essential player for the St. Louis Blues, Miller brings an enormous amount of potential to the table, and has the capability to thrive with the Canucks. Aside from a new starting goaltender, the Canucks have also recruited a new GM and a new head coach, as well as notable players such as Nick Bonino, Derek Dorsett, Luca Sbisa, and Radim Vrbata.

In other news, the Canucks will begin their pre-season on September 23rd. The final exhibition game will be on October 4th. The Canucks commence their regular season on Wednesday October 8th at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. The Canucks will experience their first home game on October 11th against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena.

With change looming on the horizon, we could be witnessing the commencement of a new period of dominance for the Canucks. With big changes expected to affect the team during the upcoming season, there has never been a better time to see a Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey game! Buckle up, because this season is going to be one for the books!