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NHL Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp Edition

By Matt Barbato
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Apr 25, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks left wing

Daniel Sedin

(22) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

23. Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made the playoffs last season, but they seem to be in a rebuilding state as the Sedin twins begin to exit the prime of their careers. The problem is Vancouver is an aging team, with eight players older than 32-years-old. Not exactly the formula for a revamp.

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The Canucks shipped Kevin Bieksa to Anaheim, traded Eddie Lack to Carolina, but didn’t send Ryan Miller packing. They also swapped Zack Kassian for an older, physical player in Brandon Prust and sent Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening to Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick.

Vancouver seems to be in a terribly awkward state. They appear to be a team making moves to try and compete, but are in reality downgrading the overall roster. The final good years the Sedins have left could be wasted on a team that has no direction.

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