Well, fair to say now that the Canucks likely WON'T finish at the bottom of their division....thanks to the LA Kings.... but still, IMO, they are not likely to make the playoffs either.
They pulled this same stunt last season too.
Started out really well, some people started thinking, "Oh look, maybe Vancouver isn't as bad as many thought".... then reality hit and over the course of 82 games, it was shown that a hot start a playoff team, it makes you not.
Granted....they have so
Simply put: no, the Canucks are a terrible team which has been ducking the odds so far. I've watched about 6 of those wins, and they were so badly out-played it wasn't even funny. I came away from those games seeing a team that just barely had the puck, didn't look dangerous, and gave up one ten bell chance after another. When I saw this thread, I asked myself "I wonder if the numbers back up what I watching.
On the left, blue = bad, and on the right, red = bad. The Canu
Going into this season everyone picked the Canucks at or near the bottom of the Pacific Division. The Sedin boys had called it a career, a collective groan over the signings of Beagle and Roussel went up from the pundits and fans alike and not much was expected. Boeser brought some excitement last year, the hope was that Horvat would step up and that Swedish import Elias Pettersson would add some offense to an otherwise anemic attack and the Canucks could show a modest improvement.