Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/15/13
Start Your Engines VanCity Vancouver is known as a rather laid-back typically West Coast city, where often the biggest concern is whether the coffee shop clerk remembered to properly decorate the top of your mocha latte. Things move at a ponderous pace here much of the time, and life is not to be rushed. This dedication to the lethargic lifestyle is unfortunately often mirrored as well in the sluggish starts that the Vancouver Canucks have produced on a recent yearly basis in their adopted hometown. However, with the end of the strike having finally happened, the team has less than a week of training camp to gear up to achieve game shape for the opening of the season. This will be a sprint from beginning to end and if the team gets off to one of those notoriously slow runs, then they could find themselves falling to a poor position low down on the playoff totem pole, or even out of the picture altogether. Henrik + Daniel will be needed more than ever in 2013 The absence of Ryan Kesl...
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