The captain takes the torch
It was the final test, the final piece of evidence that Bo Horvat was ready to take this team from Henrik and Daniel. On a night that was oh so important to the legacy of the Canucks, Vancouver came out flat and struggled to get a shot on net in the first period. They were sloppy and were being heavily outplayed by the Blackhawks.
No shots on the opposition through over ten minutes of the game, but the answer came from none other than the newest Canucks’ captain. An absolute snipe of a goal right in tight on the powerplay, a tic-tac-toe beauty that got the ball rolling in Vancouver. Horvat wasn’t going to settle for a mediocre performance from his club, not tonight.
The twins can sleep soundly tonight not only knowing their epic careers are complete but also being ensured that the Canucks franchise is in good hands with Horvat at the helm of it all. His work ethic is strong and pure, he never quits, always giving 100 percent. It’s something he learned from none other than the twins themselves.