Vancouver Canucks: 4 Reasons They Should Be Stanley Cup Favorites for 2013

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Vancouver Canucks: 4 Reasons They Should Be Stanley Cup Favorites for 2013
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It takes 16 wins to capture the Stanley Cup in the NHL playoffs.

In 2010-11, the Vancouver Canucks won 15 games before falling to the Boston Bruins. Last year, they managed just one victory against the Los Angeles Kings.

On the surface, it looks like the Canucks are going backwards, but in truth, once play resumes, there's every reason to expect that Vancouver will be in the hunt to contend for the silver chalice once again.

According to sportsbook bodog.ca, the Canucks are currently ranked third on the list of 2013 Stanley Cup Favourites at 10/1, behind only Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers. Here's a look at the reasons why they should be considered favorites.

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