Thursday, April 05, 2007

Game Day: Avalanche at Canucks

Fan Appreciation Night last year was a weird feeling. The Canucks had already been eliminated from playoff contention and everyone expected it to be the last time they will see the likes of Todd and Clouts and Crow with Nazzy and Mo together in a Canucks jersey. The team had failed to meet any expectations and everyone knew there were going to be changes. No one knew what kind of changes were coming, but only that they would be.

And boy, did they.

Dave Nonis didn't waste anytime to perform an extreme makeover on the squad, and the Canucks started this season with 13 new players and a new coaching staff.

What a difference a year makes.

Tonight is Fan Appreciation Night at GM Place again, but there won't be the same sombre feelings of last year. In fact, it will be the complete opposite because this year's team has exceeded all sorts of expectations. They are not only guaranteed a playoff spot, but also, a win tonight (or a Minnesota loss to Edmonton) gives them the Northwest Division title.

I don't think even the most optimistic of Canucks fans expected that.

Here are today's pregame pieces:
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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:07 AM


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