Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/14/13
Sweet Glorious Hockey It hasn’t fully sunken in yet that Canucks hockey is coming back, and is soon to consume this country in what promises to be a very entertaining 48 game dash to the playoffs. It’s going to be a silly season. After going so long without the game, it’s returning at double time with a very short training camp and no exhibition games. We’ve seen the playoff race parity grow in recent years, and when you add a condensed schedule, games that essentially count for double and a whole lot of players who haven’t played a competitive game of hockey in a long long time and the playoff race will probably resemble this. It’s going to be chaotic, I can’t wait. The schedule’s out now, and it’s an interesting read. All 48 games are with Western Conference opponents, four against the Northwest crew and three against everyone else. Here’s the ones that immediately made me take notice. January 19 v Anaheim Ducks / January 20 v Edmonton Oilers Opening weekend, enough said. The Canu...
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