Lapierre was never really part of the rivalry. Like Torres.
The problem is that half the guys on the Hawks got shipped out of town.. and alot of them were Western Canada kids (Ladd, Brouwer, Versteeg) that loved playing Western Canadian teams. The one guy that wasn't from Western Canada, was the biggest part of the rivalry in Byfuglien.
The rivalry is still there. The Sedin's, Burrows, Kesler and the like still want to beat the Blackhawks and Toews, Kane, Bolland, Keith, Seabrook and the like still want to beat the Canucks. It's just not as good a rivalry anymore.
That rivalry with Ladd, Byfuglien, Versteeg, Brouwer....even Fraser. There was nothing that got my emotions flowing like a game against those Blackhawks.