Troubles in Canuckville
But did it occur to anyone that '06-'07 was just one of those seasons where just about everything which could go right for the Canucks did, and no reasonable person could expect those same things to break the same way again?— Ed Willes, Vancouver Province
Vancouver as a hockey market really isn't all that different than Toronto, albeit on a smaller scale, and while I think fans out in B.C. were more than willing to go along for the low-scoring, Roberto Luongo ride when the team was winning last season, it's going to be awfully tough to serve up one of the lowest scoring teams in the league as a loser.
Vancouver's been awful at home (1-6-0), where they've been outscored 26-13 and beaten only Edmonton (who, coincidentally, they're tied with at the bottom of the division standings).
It's early, but this team needs Luongo and the defence on their game, soon, and that's going to be a tall order with both Sami Salo and Kevin Bieksa out.