It all seems to be a semi-perfect storm for a slow start. Of course, the Canucks went 7-0-2 last pre-season, then stumbled to a 0-3 start. So maybe Vancouver comes bursting out of the gate Saturday against the Kings. “If you’re not ready, you realize it for sure at the first game,” winger Mikael Samuelsson.
The numerous shuttles have not gone unnoticed by the players, who usually look pretty closely at the schedule early, then go through most of the season without even knowing half the time who the next opponent is. At that point, once they get into the cadence of playing, all they want to know is when