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Vancouver is this year's Juggernaut. I mean just look at the statistics of this team. They are almost ten points ahead of the second place Capitals, looking to be the first team to lead in goals scored and goals against since 1977, and sporting the best 1-2 punch in hockey with Daniel and Henrik Sedin, in first and fourth place respectively, in points.
There is no doubt this team has all the components for a potential Stanley Cup. They do say, however, that history repeats itself, and let's be honest, history is not exactly on Roberto Luongo's side.
Vancouver, in recent history, has always put a solid team on the ice game in the regular season, but Luongo has never led them past the second round of the playoffs. When it comes to the big games, Luongo has never played to his potential and it has posed a problem for the Canucks.
This year, Luongo has put up phenomenal numbers and more importantly, has had time to rest as Canucks rookie backup, Cory Schneider has filled in admirably. If Luongo can keep up this year's numbers and use his rest to his advantage, I would watch for Vancouver to be a heavy favorite for their first Stanley Cup since the Millionaires won the championship back in 1915.