Five Reasons the Vancouver Canucks Are Canada's Best Stanley Cup Hope

daniel lockwoodContributor ISeptember 17, 2009

Five Reasons the Vancouver Canucks Are Canada's Best Stanley Cup Hope

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks sits on the ice after he gave up a hat trick goal to Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009

Defense

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    DALLAS - MARCH 24:  Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his goal with Kevin Bieksa #3 during play against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on March 24 , 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Goaltending

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09:  Goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a leg pad save in the second period during the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeate

Forwards

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    BUFFALO - OCTOBER 17:  Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks passes the puck during the game against the Buffalo Sabres on October 17, 2008 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Special Teams

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    CHICAGO - MAY 05:  (L-R) Henrik Sedin #33, Steve Bernier #18, Daniel Sedin #22 and Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Bernier scored a goal in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Three of the Western Confe

Coaching and Management

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    MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 27:  (L-R) General Manager Mike Gillis and assistant General Manager Laurence Gilman of the Vancouver Canucks sit at the draft table during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 27, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Phot