Canucks: Seven Players Who Need to Step Up for Vancouver to the Win the West

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Canucks: Seven Players Who Need to Step Up for Vancouver to the Win the West
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The NHL's Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly awarding the Clarence Campbell Trophy to Captain Henrk Sedin of the Canucks

After two hard-fought games against the Western Conference's elite—the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings—it is clear that there is little separating the top teams in the NHL's West.  

 

The Canucks took both the Hawks and the Wings to overtime, eventually beating Chicago and losing to Detroit in a shoot-out. 

 

In addition to showing us how tight it is at the top of the West, the last two games have also made it obvious that if the Canucks are going to win the West and have home ice advantage all the way to the Stanley Cup, as they did last year, a number of players on the team will have to step up their games.  

 

Particularly, here are seven players that need to elevate their play if Vancouver is to have any chance of winning the West.

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