As back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy champions, the Canucks have solidified their place as a top team in the NHL and have reason to believe they will be back in the Stanley Cup Final in 2013.
This is a proud hockey organization. Since joining the NHL in 1970, the Canucks have nine division championships and three Stanley Cup Final appearances, but no wins.
In 2011, Vancouver had a great chance. Up 2-0 against the Boston Bruins, the ‘Nucks went to Boston and were outscored 12-1 in two games, which handed the momentum back to the Bs.
The Canucks offense never seemed to recover, scoring just three goals in the final three games.
The Vancouver faithful watched the Bruins hoist the cup in seven games, causing disgruntled fans to take to the streets.
In 2013, the Canucks will once again bring one of the best rosters in NHL to the ice. They are considered one of the favorites by many to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Final.
Here are three reasons why the Canucks will get back to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013.