VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Hockey News has made a prediction many in Vancouver will like. The hockey’s Bible has predicted a winner for the Stanley Cup this season, and it’s none other than our own Vancouver Canucks.
The magazine calls Canucks a “title-starved team,” which it says has all the pieces in place to win the Cup this year.
There’s no limit on talent that the Canucks have with a current holder of the Hart Trophy Henrik Sedin, and his equally talented brother Daniel. A couple of additions to an already good blue line also look reassuring with Dan Hamhuis and Keith Ballard, a collection of good forwards including Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond, Alex Burrows and newcomer Manny Malhotra, led by their Captain, gold-medal winning goaltender Roberto Luongo.
The Hockey News also suggests the Canucks will finish the regular season top of the Western Conference and take home the President’s Trophy. The road to Vancouver’s most successful season since 1994 begins October 9th against LA Kings.
Incidentally, the team joined the NHL 40 years ago, so maybe 40th time’s the charm.