Preview of 2015 Vancouver Canucks Qualifying Tournament

2015 Vancouver Canucks Qualifying Tournament

2015 Vancouver Canucks Qualifying Tournament

  1. ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks (54-19-9, 117 points (1st in Northwest), Lost in Stanley Cup Final)
  2. ’93-’94 Vancouver Canucks (41-40-3, 85 points (2nd in Pacific), Lost in Stanley Cup Final)
  3. ’81-’82 Vancouver Canucks (30-33-17, 77 points (2nd in Smythe), Lost in Stanley Cup Final)
  4. ’02-’03 Vancouver Canucks (45-23-13-1, 104 points (2nd in Northwest), Lost in Conference Semifinal)
  5. ’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks (49-28-5, 103 points (1st in Northwest), Lost in Conference Semifinal)
  6. ’92-’93 Vancouver Canucks (46-29-9, 101 points (1st in Smythe), Lost in Division Final)
  7. ’01-’02 Vancouver Canucks (42-30-7-3, 94 points (2nd in Northwest), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal)
  8. ’11-’12 Vancouver Canucks (51-22-9, 111 points (1st in Northwest), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal)

The ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks were the 22nd seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff. They swept the 43rd-seeded ’13-’14 Winnipeg Jets in the First Round and then took a 2-0 series lead in the Second Round over the 11th-seeded ’96-’97 New Jersey Devils. However, the Devils would win the next four games to eliminate the Canucks. Goaltender Roberto Luongo won the inaugural UNP Vezina Trophy as he led the tournament in goals against average (1.50) and save percentage (.950).

Players to Watch:

  • F – Henrik Sedin/Daniel Sedin – They have been the focal point of the Vancouver Canucks’ offense for almost the past decade.
  • C – Trevor Linden – If there was a Mr. Vancouver Canuck contest, I think it’s safe to say that this guy would probably win. He’s worn the Canucks jersey more times than anyone else and is also a Member of the Order of Canada!
  • LW – Markus Naslund – If there was a Mr. Vancouver Canuck contest, I think it’s safe to say that this guy would probably win. He held the franchise record for points until both the Sedin’s broke it, however, Naslund has played in about 200 less games than both of the twins.
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