If ever there was a team in need of a fresh voice, it's the Vancouver Canucks. In finishing 28th and 29th in consecutive seasons, many of the same problems consistently plagued this team. There was the goal-scoring, which set team records in futility in consecutive seasons. There was the power play
It was the R-word everyone who follows the Vancouver Canucks has longed to hear — unless you were hoping for a refund on last season. “We are rebuilding this team,” Canuck president Trevor Linden told us Wednesday, ending at least two years of semantics gymnastics. Happy with it or not, it is reality
Anyone who looks at statistics alone and sees that Travis Green played 970 NHL games has no idea how difficult the start and excruciating the end were for the centre from Castlegar. Green's size and offensive ability in the WHL made him a 23rd-overall draft pick of the New York Islanders in 1989.