Two games into the 2013 NHL season, the Vancouver Canucks are off to their usual slow start. With the condensed schedule, they don't have much time to spare if they want to compete for the Presidents' Trophy or for any individual awards.
I'm predicting that this will be a different sort of season for the Canucks. The fact that all games will be against Western Conference rivals could lead to a logjam in the standings. Don't be surprised to see Vancouver battling it out with several other teams in April for one of the last playoff spots.
With moderate expectations of about 60 points through a 48-game season, here's a look at what to expect from the Canucks' top players in 2013. The top 10 have been determined based on players' actual contracted salaries for 2012-13, not their cap hits (per capgeek.com).
How do you think the Canucks will fare this year? Which players do you think will do better—or worse? Sound off in the comments below.