Vancouver Canucks 2021 Season Preview
The Canucks 2021 Season Starting today it would be a good time to preview. I will quickly outline the key ins for the Canucks and the key outs and the players every fan should look out for this Canucks 2021 season.
Recap Of The 2019-2020 Season
The Canucks last season would win 36 games and lose 29 games in the shorthand season. Covid 19 would make Canucks only play a total of 69 games, Nice! With an extended playoff format where the Canucks would beat the Minnesota Wild in the qualifying round 3-1 in the best of 5 series.
Western Conference Round 1
In the first round, the Canucks would play the St Louis Blues. They would defeat the defending Stanley Cup Champions 4 games to 2. A 6-2 win over the Blues to clinch the series and set up a Conference Final date against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Western Conference Round 2
The Canucks would face the Vegas Golden Knights which everyone knew wouldn't be an easy series. After losing the first game the Canucks would respond in game two. Jacob Markstrom would go down with an injury forcing the Canucks to start Thatcher Demko. He was amazing for Vancouver and lead them to a game 7 against the Knights. The Canucks would fall just short and their season was over.
Stat Leaders Of The 2019-21 Season
The top four players who lead the Canucks in stats for the regular season were: J.T. Miller with 27 goals and 45 assists witch would total 72 points in 69 games. Elias Pettersson had 27 goals and 39 assists in 68 games for a total of 66 points. Third, on the team was Bo Horvat who would finish with 22 goals and 31 assists for a total of 53 points on the season. Rounding out the top 4 was Quinn Hughes who finished with 8 goals and 45 assists for 53 points in his rookie year.
An Offseason Like No Other
NHL Draft 2020
The Canucks would only five picks in the 2020 draft. They would select Joni Jurmo with the 82 pick in the third round. Jackson Kunz in the 4th round with the 113th pick, Jacob Truscott in the fifth round with the 144th pick, Dmitri Zoldeyev in the 6th round with the 175th pick, and Viktor Persson with the 191st pick in the 7th round.
Key Ins For The Canucks 2021 Season
Key Outs For The Canucks 2021 Season
Players To Watch This Season
The reason why Nils will be a player to watch it will be interesting to see how much he plays this season. After spending a year loan at Rögle BK in the Swedish Hockey League where he played in 41 games in the 2019-20 season with 9 goals and 7 assists which totals 16 points. This season with Rögle in 23 games played he scored 5 goals and 9 assists for 14 points. He came over for training camp and looks to be on the second line with Bo Horvat and Tanner Pearson. He will also see powerplay time for the Canucks.
Elias will be a player to watch this season as he enters his third year in the league. Having played 139 games in the past two seasons with 55 goals and 77 assists for 132 points. In 17 playoff games, he has 7 goals and 11 assists for 18 points. There was no sophomore slump for the elite swede and he looks to have gotten better over the offseason. A big part was staying in Vancouver and being caught on more than one occasion training at an iceless Rogers Arena.
The reason why Quinn Hughes will be a player to watch this season coming off a second place in Calder voting. In his second full season playing in the NHL so far Hughes has played 73 games in the NHL with 8 goals and 46 assists which would total 56 altogether in the regular season. And in the playoffs, he played in 17 games with 2 goals and 14 assists. It will be very exciting to watch and see what he does this season.
Sports Talk Line And The Vancouver Canucks 2021 Season
Thank you, everyone, for reading my Canucks 2021 Season article. The puck drops on the Vancouver Canucks season Wednesday January 13th and 14th with back to back games against the Edmonton Oilers.
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