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The Vancouver Canucks don’t exactly have an identity crisis but they have yet to really forge one under new coach John Tortorella. You half expected Tortorella might have his players run those famous Rocky Steps here in the City of Brotherly Love following Monday’s noon-hour practice at the University of Pennsylvania. After all Rocky Balboa was all about guts and determination a couple of traits Tortorella is trying to hammer into his hockey team. The Canucks have run hot and cold during their first six regular-season games under Tortorella who figures to learn a lot about his players as they embark on a seven-games-in-11-nights odyssey that begins Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Tortorella and the players think the trip their longest of the season comes at a particularly good time. “I think you find out about one another when you are with each other in these types of situations” Tortorella said after Monday’s practice. “You play a lot o...
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