Vancouver Canucks Season Preview History
#1 Vancouver Canucks vs. #8 L.A. Kings: 2011-12 Playoffs
Like the 1v8 matchup in the Eastern Conference, this is no picnic for the Canucks and they’re probably wishing they had drawn a different team in the first round.
Splitting the season series 2-2 with the Kings, Vancouver knows it will be a grueling series against L.A. and its superior goaltending. The Kings allow only 2.07 goals per game and Jonathan Quick has a chance at winning the Vezina Trophy, given to the game’s top goalie. No slouch in net himself, Roberto Luongo is a four-time All-Star and led the Canucks to the fourth-best mark in goals allowed.
The health of Daniel Sedin could be the tipping point in the series, as he will try to come back from a concussion suffered from a viscous elbow to the head three weeks ago. The Swede is in his 11th year with the Canucks, and plays alongside his brother Henrik who is the Cancucks captain and also joined the team in 2000.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS 2011-12 SEASON PREVIEW:
The Vancouver Canucks had one of the most successful years of any franchise in the history of the NHL. They won every piece of hardware there was… except the most important, The Stanley Cup. This year, they’re looking to finish the deal with a rejuvenated set of Sedin twins and pumped up Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.
The two things that might work against them are the rising talent in the Western Confernce, and the loss of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. Ehrhoff was their most prolific scorer from the back, putting up an amazing 50 points. However, with a kicking set of twins and Alex Burrows chomping at the bit (along with their seemingly endless list of talented forwards), the Canucks will be a story all year long.
Vancouver Canucks 2009-2010 NHL Preview:
The Vancouver Canucks should once again be one of the best teams in hockey in the 2009-2010 NHL season. The Canucks made the playoffs last year and advanced to the second round before getting bounced by the Chicago Blackhawks. This year Vancouver will have to overcome a tough schedule, that includes them leaving GM Place while the 2010 Winter Olympics comes to their home city. If Canucks star Roberto Luongo can keep his team focused, then watch out for Vancouver this season.