NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.
VANCOUVER -- A lot has changed since the Vancouver Canucks were last together as a team.
Since packing up the locker room in April after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in six seasons, the Canucks have a new general manager, coach and system, and half a dozen new players. As the team gathered to start training camp this week there was also a new sense of optimism, at least within the organization.
Management has talked openly about again competing for a playoff spot despite outside projections and predictions of a continued decline for their aging core.