Time for Canucks to make hard decisions

Canucks defenceman Frank Corrado looks like a keeper for the West Coast squad, but the team will be...

Canucks defenceman Frank Corrado looks like a keeper for the West Coast squad, but the team will be facing some difficult decisions in the coming months with other players. (Rich Lam/Getty Images/AFP)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:23 PM ET

CALGARY - The Edmonton Oilers should be coming out of their rebuild any time now. We think.

At least they should.

The Calgary Flames are in the early portion of their rebuild, with the final portion of the teardown coming soon and hoping the next couple of drafts will begin a surge upward.

As for the Vancouver Canucks … they had best be making some difficult decisions really, really soon.

Otherwise, the Canucks will soon be on the exact same track as their Western Canada brethren.

It wasn’t long ago the Canucks were a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. They were one game away from winning the Stanley Cup title in 2011.

Since then, though, they’ve gone the exact same route as the Flames.

The Canucks had a very good ’11-12 regular season only to be punted out of the playoff tournament in the first round by the Los Angeles Kings.

They had another strong ’12-13 season, but were dusted in four games by the San Jose Sharks, the first team knocked out.


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