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GM's rant won't change Canucks' reality

Updated: April 26, 2011, 12:51 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- One of the world's most passionate hockey towns, where no other sport comes close to holding the same quasi-religious importance, is losing it.

Its team, the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks, has blown a 3-0 series lead and faces Game 7. Its opponents, the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, are oozing confidence and smell blood.

It's an ugly script.

Which is why, amid the background of a combustible ...

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