The Vancouver Canucks are off to a hot start through their first ten games of the season. Here is ten thoughts as to why the team is exceeding early expectations.
After seeing the young and talented Elias Pettersson break out in his rookie campaign, Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini and general manager Jim Benning decided it was time to make a push for the playoffs.
In free agency, Benning set his targets on bringing in a top-six forward and a top-four defender that can help support the young stars of this franchise. Fans of the game were skeptical about the pieces put in place to make the next step, but through ten games, the team is proving the doubters wrong.
1. The team can score goals
The Vancouver Canucks have had no problem scoring through their first ten games this season. Although they lost the first two contests on the road, the team blasted the Los Angeles Kings 8-2 in the home opener. They haven’t slowed down in the goal scoring department ever since. The team has 35 goals for and 24 goals against.
The team has had contributions from throughout the lineup with only three main roster players without a goal so far. That’s going to go a long way for a team to rack up wins when they still haven’t gotten their star snipers scoring at full force. Pettersson and Brock Boeser have 11 and nine points, respectively and three goals each, but it feels as though we haven’t seen their best just yet.