Sleep doctor has Canucks peaking at right time

The Vancouver Canucks’ sleep doctor doesn’t yet know if he’ll be given a Stanley Cup ring, but if the team beats the Boston Bruins for the NHL championship, than he will have a strong claim to some jewelry.

Pat Byrne, a vice-president and co-founder of Hawaii-based Fatigue Science, has been working with the Canucks since 2008, when Mike Gillis took over as general manager and became determined to solve the team’s persistent travel woes. As the only NHL team based on Canada’s West Coast, the Canucks travel longer distances than any other club, and it was affecting the performance of players.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:40am