Canucks-Wild rivalry might boil over
Updated: April 25, 2003, 12:32 PM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Unbeknownst to most everyone outside of Vancouver and the Twin Cities, the Canucks and Wild have been building a nice, nasty rivalry over the past few years. Besides playing in the Northwest Division and facing each other more often, the intensity increased last season with an altercation between Canucks agitator Matt Cooke and the Wild's Jason Marshall. Subsequent games had more incidents and a healthy animosity continued to grow. "When you talk about rivalry and meanness and everything, Vancouver is right up there," Wild center Jim Dowd said. "They don't like us. We don't like them. It started the first year and we've had good battles."