The Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup window is just opening and next year the team will be ready to battle amongst the NHL’s most elite clubs. Here’s why.
At times this season, the Vancouver Canucks appeared to be coming together as a dominant force in the Western Conference. At different points in the year, they could have passed as the “team to beat” in the Pacific Division. The 2019-20 campaign turned out to be what most people expected it to be (an up and down rollercoaster), but in the end, Vancouver was a bubble team on the verge of becoming a serious playoff powerhouse.
There are reasons to believe the Canucks organization has finally compiled all the right players in all the right places who possess different in-game tools that when played together, can form a dangerous team willing to out-compete and defeat the best teams in the National Hockey League.
The 50th season edition of the Canucks’ main roster was the first glimpse at what’s to come for this almost polished rebuild. They were coached by Travis Green to be a speedy and energetic bunch this year that relied heavily on strong goaltending and a very big bite power play. And with a 2020 All-Star at each major position this season, Vancouver proved they have what it takes. Let’s dive into three reasons to believe why the Canucks will be an elite team next season.