Canucks: Early season mailbag through five games

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 02: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at the Bell Centre on February 2, 2021 in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 02: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at the Bell Centre on February 2, 2021 in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, AB – OCTOBER 13: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Rogers Place on October 13, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB – OCTOBER 13: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Rogers Place on October 13, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /

Whenever Pettersson is even mired in a mini-slump, the questions are gonna be raised, and rightfully so about his play. Yes, it’s a little disappointing that Pettersson only has three points in five games and his lone goal came on a lucky bank shot.

Part of what makes Pettersson a star is that he does everything well, excluding faceoffs. His defense has been strong, he’s carried the puck well and he’s created offense. The points will come, and they’ll likely come as the Lotto Line settles into a rhythm and the powerplay begins to click.

Pettersson will indeed produce like the star we’ve all grown to love. Keep in mind too, that these are the first five hockey games he’s played in seven months. He didn’t have a full training camp, so it’s natural that there may be a little rust. But at the end of the day, Pettersson is gonna be just fine.

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