After coming as close to winning Lord Stanley’s Cup as you can without actually taking home the hardware, the Vancouver Canucks are poised to do everything in their power to ‘seal the deal’.
As it stands right now, the Canucks have made 3 Stanley Cup Finals appearances, yet the ultimate team prize eludes them. With only small changes, relatively speaking, occuring during the off-season, General Manager Mike Gillis still has the utmost confidence in this group to go deep. Some hockey pundits felt that more could have been done to the team during the summer, particularly in free agency. To this, Gillis responded:
“We think we have a really strong team. We don’t really see a tremendous weakness. Of course there are certain players that you would love to have that are on other teams and think they would fit in well here. They are impossible to get at this point. We are really confident in the group we have. If something comes our way between now and the start of the season we are going to act upon it. You can’t manufacture it.”