Aidan Chafe tells us NHL season is here. The Vancouver Canucks are looking to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals. Thursday they kick off their 2011-12 campaign against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena. Manny Malhotra and Jannik Hansen return on the third line, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin will play with Alex Burrows, Rookie Cody Hodgson, 21 is being given the daunting task of replacing Ryan Kesler for now…here we go.
One of the nice surprises at Vancouver Canucks training camp this year has been the play of 2009 first round pick Jordan Schroeder. BC Sports beat writer Richard Hodges points out the secret to Schroeder’s turnaround? Intense offseason training with fellow American and friend Zach Parise.