Vancouver Canucks: Why Their Schedule Says They'll Win the Presidents' Trophy

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Vancouver Canucks: Why Their Schedule Says They'll Win the Presidents' Trophy
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At the midway point of the 2011-12 NHL season, the Vancouver Canucks are currently in familiar territory as they sit in first place in the Western Conference.

Last week, fellow Canucks featured columnist John Bain wrote an article discussing the reasons why the Canucks would finish first in the West.

While I agree with Mr. Bain’s reasons for predicting Western Conference supremacy for the Canucks yet again, I’m going to take it one step further.

Not only will the Canucks win the Western Conference, but they’ll also capture their second straight Presidents' Trophy, and you don’t need to look any further than their schedule to find out why.

Currently, the Canucks are trailing the New York Rangers by a point in the overall standings, and their Stanley Cup Finals rivals from Boston are tied in points with them and have four games in hand. However, the Canucks have several scheduling advantages over these two teams and every other team that I consider to be a contender as well.

Let’s find out what these advantages are as I breakdown the schedule of every team that can contend for the Presidents' Trophy.

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