The Vancouver Canucks were so close, they could taste it. On two occasions, the Canucks have reached the Stanley Cup finals, only to come up short in crushing Game 7 defeats. Nobody expected the Canucks to even come close to a Cup final during the 1994 playoffs, after the team finished seventh in the Western Conference. Led by captain Trevor Linden and Pavel Bure — AKA The Russian Rocket — the Canucks coasted to the championship before losing to Mark Messier and the New York Rangers.
Fast-forward 17 years later and the Canucks returned to the Promised Land — this time with a date against the Boston Bruins. Led by the Sedins — Henrik and Daniel — the Canucks were coming off a franchise-best record of 54-19-0-4 and were favorites going into the final after also winning the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s top team. Vancouver went on to lose the final, also in seven games, despite winning the opening two matches.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Lines Today
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With the Canucks lacking scoring depth, it's wise to take the under, in many instances, judging on the opponent.
Be sure to follow the Canucks' schedule to see if they're coming off a long road trip or back-to-back games.
As a West Coast team, they will endure the hardship of many a long road trip, and a little-known fact to keep in mind when wagering is that teams tend to struggle in the first game back on home ice following the grind of a lengthy road swing.
Vancouver Canucks Standings Right Now
The Canucks play in one of the toughest division in the NHL, which makes them heavy underdogs to finish in the top three in the Pacific.
The team has failed to find secondary scoring after Daniel and Henrik, the Sedin twins, making them even further outsiders to be considered playoff contenders.
Keep track of where the Canucks and their opponents sit in the standings before making your bets.
How To Win At Vancouver Canucks Betting
General manager Jim Benning is still trying to put his own stamp on the current Canucks, who are coming off a disappointing season after finishing sixth in the Pacific Division. While the Sedin twins remain the centerpiece of the Canucks franchise, and while Daniel is Vancouver's all-time goals leader and Henrik is the Canucks' career points leader, the Swedes are on the downturn of their careers.
What was once a team loaded with offensive weapons, the Canucks struggle to score goals. After the Sedins, the Canucks will be hard-pressed to find another player to produce a 50-point season.
When the talk turns to Stanley Cup droughts, Vancouver is right there in the argument for the longest wait. What's that you say, the Canucks have never won the Stanley Cup? True, but Vancouver has. In 1914-15, led by the legendary Cyclone Taylor, the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association swept the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association in a best-of-five Cup final set for Vancouver's first and so far only Cup triumph.
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