Vancouver Canucks Schedule Analysis: Great Playoff Chances

Apr 15, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks fans celebrate forward Bo Horvat (53) goal against Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller (1) (not pictured) during the second period in game one of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks fans celebrate forward Bo Horvat (53) goal against Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller (1) (not pictured) during the second period in game one of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 25, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Brandon Bollig (25) during the warmup period in game six of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Roundup

The Canucks still have a highly valid chance to get into the 2016 playoffs after months of injured hockey. If Vancouver is still within the .500-range without their second line centre, their third-best defenceman, a top-six defenceman, and their starting goaltender, there is no reason the Canucks can’t leap over the projections march onto the final West Wild-card spot, and into the playoffs.

See you in April, folks.

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What is your take on the upcoming schedule and the chances of the Canucks taking advantage of it to get into the playoffs? Is my projection a reasonable minimal expectation for the Canucks, or will they shoot above it?

*All stats and schedules courtesy of nhl.com