Vancouver defected from the WHL in the second wave of NHL expansion in 1970, becoming the fourth Canadian city to host an NHL club. The Canucks were originally founded in 1945 as a member of the Pacific Coast Hockey League, before transferring to the Western Hockey League in 1952. Despite dominating the western conference for nearly a decade, Vancouver still searches for their first-ever Stanley Cup champion as the franchise approaches its half-century anniversary.
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Vancouver Canucks Standings
The Canucks play out of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, along with western Canadian rivals like the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. Throughout the regular season, the Vancouver Canucks standings will remain fully updated, allowing you to compare the team with upcoming opponents before you decide to place a bet on any matchup.
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Vancouver Canucks Regular Season Trends
The Vancouver Canucks were one of the most dominant regular season teams after the year 2000, reigning around the top of the western conference standings for multiple campaigns. Vancouver were division winners seven times in nine seasons, peaking in 2010-11 when they won the Presidents’ Trophy with 54 wins and 117 points. They utterly dominated the NHL, scoring the most goals while giving up the fewest.
Two consecutive Presidents’ Trophy wins in 2010-2012 didn’t amount to much in terms of playoff success, which eventually resulted in the retirement of the Sedin Twins. Over the past few years, the Canucks have remained close to the bottom of the western conference as a rebuilding franchise attempting to move on from their most successful era.
Vancouver tends to play well against the Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils, winning more than 58% of meetings against those clubs.
The Oilers tend to dominate the Canucks, with Edmonton winning more than 55% of matchups against Vancouver. For some reason, Vancouver can’t seem to get a break when playing against the Canadiens, losing seven out of ten games against Montreal over four-plus decades.
Vancouver Canucks Playoff Betting
If you want to encapsulate the history of the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs, consider that the last two times this team made it to the Stanley Cup finals, fans rioted throughout downtown Vancouver after game seven losses. The 2011 playoffs looked like Vancouver would finally break through, but the club couldn’t finish Boston off despite a 3-2 series lead.
the last two times this team made it to the Stanley Cup finals, fans rioted throughout downtown Vancouver after game seven losses
Mark Messier and the Rangers were the destined champions in 1994, with Messier scoring in game seven to help New York clinch the cup in seven over the Canucks. Overall, the Vancouver Canucks have lost all three appearances in the Stanley Cup, beginning with a sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders dynasty in 1982.
Similar to every Canadian team since Montreal won the cup in 1993, Vancouver’s hasn’t been able to parley a strong regular season club into playoff success. The most recent disappointment of the Sedin Twins era was particularly painful because the Canucks were so dominant in the regular season. Between 2000 and 2013, Vancouver made the playoffs ten times, with zero championships for their efforts.
Vancouver Canucks Futures
The end of the Sedin era also resulted in the Canucks falling out of contention in a competitive western conference. Vancouver will continue to miss the playoffs until they fully rebuild their blueline and goaltending, which hasn’t developed as quickly as the Canucks forward corps. Clubs like the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets look like they’ll dominate for years to come.
Vancouver may have hit a home run in the draft, finding their own version of Edmonton’s Connor McDavid. Elias Pettersson has set the NHL on fire after earning 16 points in his first ten NHL games, including a two-goal, five-point night in the ninth match of his career. His extreme talent level could provide Vancouver with a franchise superstar to build around for a decade.
Despite a lack of lottery luck, the Canucks have managed to find gems like Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser, who look like bonafide top line forwards at a young age. Vancouver’s group of forwards will only get better over the next few seasons as they enter their prime years. The Canucks future will look bright at the beginning of the next decade if they support and develop their outstanding new talent.
Vancouver Canucks Award Winners
Elias Pettersson might have the potential to become a Hart Trophy winner, but Henrik Sedin became the first Canucks player named NHL MVP for his 112-point campaign in 2009-10. If he stays healthy, Elias is a lock to become the first Calder Trophy winner for Vancouver since Pavel Bure in 1991-92.
The first Canucks coach to win the Jack Adams Award was Pat Quinn in 1991-92, when Quinn guided Vancouver to a division title after ten years of futility. Alan Vigneault earned a Jack Adams in 2007 when he led the Canucks to a 105-point season and a division crown.
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