Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 4/15/13
NASHVILLE -- Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has done his best the last few days to create a sense of urgency with his team, which appears ready to coast to a fifth straight Pacific Division title.Vancouvers chief -- and only -- competition for the division comes from Minnesota, which is struggling mightily not to fall out of the playoff race all together. The Wild are 1-5-1 in their last seven games, have won only once in regulation in their last 10 and hold only a two-point lead over the Western Conferences ninth- and 10th-place teams.Vancouver sits five points up on the Wild with seven games remaining, but ask Vigneault about the postseason and he keeps coming back to the same point: that the Canucks have yet to qualify.Were not in the playoffs; we need to get a checkmark by our name, he has said repeatedly over the last two days.As Vigneault and his team learned all too painfully last season, urgency matters when the playoffs start. The Canucks earned the NHLs top regula...
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