BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not So Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Vancouver Canucks

October 18th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
Coming in to this season, the Vancouver Canucks have high expectations.

The highest, in fact, of all the Canadian teams.

Edmonton fans are just hoping that their team remains competitive for the entire season. Before a 4-0 start, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs were hoping that 10th or better was a reality.

Now those who mock Leaf fans are making the "they're planning the parade" jokes.

Ottawa came into the season eying a playoff spot, but they also had to wonder if their team could keep a goalie healthy for more than five games. Montreal was in the same position, although the over/under on Carey Price suffering a mental breakdown was three weeks.

Then there were the Flames, whose fans were just simply confused at what happened during the offseason.

The Canucks, meanwhile, have one of the best goalies in the league, the reigning Art Ross and Hart trophy winner, his twin brother, one of the prized free agent defenseman from this off-season to augment one of the deeper defenses, and cap-trouble that no one really needs to talk about until their two long-term injuries are healthy enough to come back.

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