After years of contending the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a rebuilding mode. The Sedin Twins, Daniel and Henrik, carried this franchise on their backs for many seasons, each brother winning an NHL scoring title. They also got the Canucks to the Stanley Cup final in 2010-11, but after taking 2-0 and 3-2 series leads, Vancouver squandered the set in seven games to the Boston Bruins.
With the retirement of the Sedins, the Canucks have turned their attention to a younger nucleus and the fans of the team are discovering there is plenty to get excited about regarding the team’s future prospects.
Forward Elias Pettersson was a sensation the moment he hit the ice for his first NHL campaign in 2018-19, leading the rookie scoring race and offering every indication he is going to be a dominant NHL scorer. Already with Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat in place, the Canucks look to be assembling a deep, talented crop of young, skilled forwards.
Vancouver’s prospect pool is rated among the deepest of any NHL team, with other talents such as defensemen Quinn Hughes and Olli Juolevi and goalies Thatcher Demko and Mikey DiPietro on the cusp of being NHL regulars.
For the immediate future, this scenario tends to make wagering on the Canucks a tricky endeavor. Winning is still not their forte, but there are certainly other plays you can look to make. For example, betting Pettersson in a Calder Trophy future wager at the start of the season would have quickly looked to be an astute move. As a young squad, Vancouver still endures many a long night on the road. And the Canucks remain a better under than over wager, especially when playing away from Rogers Arena.
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