Yes, this team is for real.
It is only two games, but look at what they've done.
An emotional 6-0 win (that one was for you Luc Bourdon) and then a 5-4 OT victory in hostile territory tonight. Northwest Division rival Calgary was the victim both times.
And I know how people say the preseason doesn't matter, but it's no fluke that the Canucks had one of the best records in the NHL during the preseason. They are for real. LAST YEAR was the fluke for this team...Vancouver had a bump in the road.
New leadership and some new troops has this team poised for success in 08-09. That's why I picked them to win the mediocre-at-best (IMHO) Northwest Division. And yet I was attacked by all of HockeyBuzz it seemed for my prediction of the Canucks finishing in the West's Top 3.
I maintain it. And I encourage all of the doubters that still remain to continue to watch this team through the year.