Vancouver Canucks: Roberto Luongo, Pavel Bure and the All-Franchise Team

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Vancouver Canucks: Roberto Luongo, Pavel Bure and the All-Franchise Team
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The Vancouver Canucks have experienced many highs and lows in their 40-year existence as an NHL franchise, although when you look at their overall team success it’s mostly been low.

But what would a team compiled of the best Canucks of all-time look like? I’m not talking about ranking the best players in Canucks history from top to bottom because just about anyone can do that. Instead, I’ve created a hypothetical team with four forward lines, three defence pairings and two goalies.

I’ve decided to compile my all-time Canucks team this way because I feel it’s a much more realistic way of looking at a hockey team. After all, when a coach selects his team he assesses which players fit certain roles as opposed to simply ranking the best players available.

The forward lines and defence pairings have been built based not only on the accomplishments of the players, but also on the chemistry I feel the players would have with each other and the positions/roles I feel would best suit each player.

The players on the team have been selected based mostly on their statistics and overall accomplishments with the Canucks, as well as the team success they experienced with the Canucks and the amount of time they spent with the team. It’s a team I feel represents the best the Canucks have to offer, which is why it’s the ultimate Vancouver Canucks team.

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