Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/27/13
Shortened Season Tips We have all been so excited that Canucks hockey is back (unless you are still bitter and ‘boycotting’ the NHL) that we haven’t really had time to analyze the season the way we usually do. This shortened season will prove interesting regarding playoff races, which will essentially begin next month. The Canucks still haven’t set up any deal to trade Roberto Luongo, nor have they really made any significant changes to last year’s roster. The team is certainly in good shape for talent, as per usual, but there are some things that need to change this year in order for Vancouver to remain near the top of the West. Here are some early signs to watch for. Consistent Goaltending This is a touchy issue still in B.C. The fans that treat their goalies like unwanted stepchildren are still undecided on Cory Schneider. It’s safe to say Bobby Lu’s departure will be welcomed with applause by Canucks fans, but then what? With Schneider as the number one goalie what can we expect...
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