The Canucks may be ready now 

July, 7, 2010

While there's still a lot cutting and pasting to be done in most NHL cities, the early summer returns from the Pacific Northwest have been favorable for the Vancouver Canucks. In fact, after a few shrewd personnel moves, I sense an early offseason buzz building around them as a team to beat in the West for the coming season. (I can't believe I'm already talking about 2010-11!)

For E.J.'s full argument here on why the Vancouver Canucks have put themselves in prime position to win the Stanley Cup next season, you must be an ESPN Insider.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.