The Vancouver Canucks came within one game of winning their first ever Stanley Cup®, losing to Boston in game seven of one of the most tense and dramatic Final series in recent memory. Led by the Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik, and Ryan Kesler on offence, and by William Jennings Trophy co-winner Roberto Luongo, the Canucks had an incredible season, finishing first overall in the league with 117 points.
In the playoffs, they were no less impressive, disposing of Chicago, Nashville, and San Jose to advance to the Stanley Cup Final in their fortieth season, trying to bring the Cup back to Canada for the first time since 1993.
The Canucks is the definitive celebration of the team’s magnificent season, from the first days of training camp in September 2010, through the eighty-two-game regular season and then the challenging four rounds of playoff hockey. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred colour photographs, The Canucks is a timeless keepsake for any fan of the Vancouver Canucks, the NHL, or the Stanley Cup.
ANDREW PODNIEKS is the Globe and Mail bestselling author of more than 50 works about hockey. A respected hockey insider, Podnieks is visible at most IIHF international hockey tournaments, where his reporting of the games and off-ice stories of the players, entertains hockey fans from around the globe. Podnieks' recent titles include: Retired Numbers; Canada's Olympic Hockey History, and Sid vs. Ovi. Podnieks lives with his wife Jane in Toronto, Canada.
Celebrating the 2010-2011 Season of the Vancouver Canucks by NHL