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Vancouver Canucks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Vancouver Canucks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

For the seventh time in eight seasons, the Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs in 2022-23. Rick Tocchet was hired in midseason from the TBT studio as head coach. He replaced the popular Bruce Boudreau. Tocchet is charged with tightening up a leaky defense.

Regardless, the Canucks playoff prospects are dim for the season ahead. In the 2023 NHL Draft, Tom Willander will be a good defenseman, and he was obviously who the Canucks wanted, but this will be a draft class where defenders are compared for some time as picks were all over the place compared to pre-draft rankings. Getting Hunter Brzustewicz with their second selection was a boost, given how barren the Canucks' blue line is regarding prospects. They picked four rearguards, but they could have gotten more bang for their buck at this draft.

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The 2022-23 Vancouver Canucks were 38-37-7 straight up and 44-30 over/under the total. Also, Vancouver was 6th in the Pacific Division playoff standings. Vancouver was 28 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division race. Vancouver had NHL rankings of 13th for goals scored and 11th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Canucks had NHL rankings of 25th for goals against and 32nd for penalty killing.

First among Vancouver Canucks scorers was Elias Pettersson with 39 goals, 63 assists, 102 points, and a +16. Goaltender Thatcher Demko had a .901 save percentage and 3.16 goals against average. His record was 14-14-4 with one shutout.

Head coach Rick Tocchet is going into his first full season in charge, and he must find a way to build off what the Canucks did when he arrived. He wasn't bashful about the work that remained to be done, but the team won 20 of 36 games on his watch, which was good enough for the 12th-most victories in the league during that span.

If the Canucks' offseason seemed a bit more conservative, there was a reason for that. Vancouver remains a cap-strapped team that has had to troubleshoot some of its financial challenges. The Ekman-Larsson buyout solved some of those issues, but the Canucks must still clear more cap space before the season opens.

Until then, they used their space to strengthen their blue line with a two-time Stanley Cup winner in Cole while adding another physical presence in Soucy. They also added a bottom-six anchor with another Cup winner in Blueger.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 38 37 6th, Pacific Did not qualify
2021–22 82 40 30 5th, Pacific Did not qualify
2020–21 56 23 29 7th, North Did not qualify
2019–20 69 36 27 3rd, Pacific Lost in Second Round, 3–4 (Golden Knights)
2018–19 82 35 36 5th, Pacific Did not qualify
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Vancouver Canucks History

Born in 1970 with the Buffalo Sabres in the second wave of the NHL Great Expansion, the Vancouver Canucks are still searching for their first Stanley Cup championship. The Canucks have made the Stanley Cup Final three times (1982, 1994, and 2011) but never finished.

Although the Canucks have had some good eras in their history, they have often lacked an identity. Over the years, Vancouver has had numerous logos, colors, and uniform changes. Vancouver fans have a fickle relationship with the team. In good times they will pack Rogers Arena. And they cared enough to riot after losing game seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final to the Boston Bruins.

But when times aren’t so good, they are not inclined to fork over big-ticket prices and instead prefer to spend more of their time and less of their money on the many diversions that the Pacific city of Vancouver has to offer.

Past superstars of the Canucks include Henrik and Daniel Sedin, the identical twins from Sweden. Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure, Kirk McLean, Roberto Luongo, Don Lever, Dennis Ververgaert, Harold Snepsts, and Chris Oddleifson are other revered figures in Canucks’ history.

The 2021-22 season gave Canucks fans and gamblers reason to believe in the future. Following an 8-15-2 start, Bruce Boudreau took over as the Canucks head coach. Boudreau nearly got the Canucks into the playoffs with a record of 35-15-10. Boudreau reminded everyone why he is one of the great turnaround artists in the NHL.

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