The Vancouver Canucks 2021-22 NHL season has concluded and they finished 18th in the league with a 40-32-12 record with 92 points. That is five points out of a playoff spot.
The Canucks have also hit the 40 win mark and finished a season with a .500 record for the first time since 2014-15. It was also their highest point total since that season. The Canucks also managed to tie a franchise record for most points in a season where they missed the playoffs. They also got 92 points in the 2005-06 season.
A big reason the Canucks were close to a playoff spot is head coach Bruce Boudreau. Since he arrived on December 5, Vancouver has gone 32-15-10 which is 13th in the league in that period.
With Boudreau behind the bench and with him very likely getting a contract extension, there is optimism once again in Vancouver.
However, the Canucks have a big offseason ahead with numerous questions. How are they going to free up cap space? Who is getting traded? How will they fill up the prospect pool in this year’s draft? General Manager Patrik Allvin and the new management group have a lot to do.
In this article, I will make rough predictions for the Canucks offseason. Yes, it’s early since the regular season just concluded but I thought it would be fun. Also should note that I don’t really like making trade proposals but will make predictions on who will be traded. Basically don’t expect to see a prediction where I say this player is traded to this team for these specific players and draft picks.
I also don’t expect my predictions to be all correct. Like all of you, I cannot tell the future. I am no oracle. If only I was like Doctor Strange with the time stone and could see all 14,000,605 possible futures and find probably only one where the Canucks win the Stanley Cup next season. But alas, I cannot and here are my predictions.