Canucks-Wild rivalry might boil over

Updated: April 25, 2003, 12:32 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Unbeknownst to most everyone outside of Vancouver and the Twin Cities, the Canucks and Wild have been building a nice, nasty rivalry over the past few years.

Besides playing in the Northwest Division and facing each other more often, the intensity increased last season with an altercation between Canucks agitator Matt Cooke and the Wild's Jason Marshall. Subsequent games had more incidents and a healthy animosity continued to grow.