As part of the second wave of expansion franchises, the Vancouver Canucks were actually established in 1945 as part of the Pacific Coast Hockey League, moving to the Western Hockey League in 1952 before joining the NHL in 1970. Despite featuring many of the top talents in the NHL, Vancouver Canucks lines have never given them great playoff odds due to their inability to win a Stanley Cup for nearly five decades.
Vancouver Canucks Next Game
Wagering fans who want updated information for the Vancouver Canucks next game will be to find pertinent information in this section, which lists the moneylines for both the Canucks and the team that they play against.
Vancouver Canucks Score
The Vancouver Canucks score widget gives you the moneylines that sportsbooks have determined throughout the season. This way, you can monitor how often the sportsbooks have correctly predicted the outcome of the game, informing your future Canucks bets.
Vancouver Canucks Standings
Make sure you keep tabs on the Vancouver Canucks standings throughout the season through this part of their profile page. You’ll be able to sort through division and conference listings so you can compare Vancouver’s position with their next opponent.
Vancouver Canucks Record
Out of all the franchises in the NHL, perhaps no team is a finer example of how tough it is to win the Stanley Cup than the Vancouver Canucks. This team fielded elite squads that made it all the way to game seven of the Stanley Cup finals in 1993-94 and 2010-11, only to go home empty handed. The 1994 squad ran into the incomparable Mark Messier, who willed his team to a championship after going down 3-2. The Canucks were also up 3-2 against the Bruins during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, only to collapse in the final two games. The fans responded in both cases with riots, opposite of traditional expectations of polite Canadian behaviour.
While the Canucks were a powerful team at the turn of the century, earning seven division championships, they only managed a single cup finals birth. They even earned back to back Presidents Trophies in 2010-2012. However, because of their inability to win in the post season, the Canucks were never considered to be a de facto conference heavyweight, as other teams in the western conference would surpass them regularly.
Part of the reason for the Canuck’s inability to compete consistently at a high level was due to shaky goaltending, especially during the early part of the 2000s. Even when they acquired Roberto Luongo, he didn’t play as well as he did for other NHL teams. During this period, they’ve had top five forwards including the Sedin twins and the West Coast Express line, which dominated until the Bertuzzi incident shocked the league.
Currently, the Canucks are in a down period for the franchise, forced into a rebuild as the Sedin twins age. With a roster that’s one of the older lineups in the league, it’s likely going to be a few years before the Canucks are able to assemble enough talent to match the solid teams they’ve put together in previous years.