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Puck Prospectus: Busting road myths

Why Vancouver can weather 14 straight games away from home

Updated: February 3, 2010, 12:22 PM ET
By Tom Awad | Puck Prospectus
Roberto LuongoJeff Vinnick/NHLI/Getty ImagesRoberto Luongo and Co. will face their next 12 opponents on the road.

As Vancouver prepares to hospitably welcome the world's Olympic athletes, the Vancouver Canucks are readying themselves for a long journey away from home -- six weeks and an NHL-record 14 consecutive road games to be exact.

The Canucks are a poor road team to begin with (11-12-1), but because the Olympics require the use of General Motors place both before and after the event itself, the Canucks will be exiled during a crucial stretch with massive playoff implications in hyper-competitive Western Conference. So will this road trip damage their playoff hopes?

Probably not. The situation may seem dire at first, but there are several myths we will debunk that will make the Canucks' glass (or Cup?) half full.