It’s September; and we have reached one more milestone before the start of the 2011-12 NHL season.
With the countdown until October and reaching that final threshold before the puck drops in the regular season Fansided is going to take a look at each team in the league one day at a time.
Today we are taking a trip to see how the Vancouver Canucks plan to revamp this season and try to make it back to the Western Conference finals (because lets face it the Red Wings are going to the Cup Finals).
Though there is reason for continued optimism, the off-season was an unusually cruel and emotionally trying time for the club. Sudden losses of former team-mates and friends, Rick Rypien, as well as Pavol Demitra. There was also negative press generated from the riots, and injuries that may take their toll well into this coming season have added to the stress of the situation.