Vancouver Canucks Blog
After collecting points in there last 5 games, the Canucks season looks to be coming to a close with losses against Pittsburg and Boston. The Canucks are 8 points out of a playoff spot with only 13 games remaining, the Canucks aren’t going to be making this years post season. Time to look at the positive as the season wraps up.
I stated it in the last blog, but Bo Horvat is an unbelievable player for this organization. Having a career season, he’s really becoming a star in the NHL. Being selected to his 1st all star game this year and eclipsing the 20 goal marks are all something that should excite Canucks fans in the future.
Sven Baertschi has taken a firm spot on the LW along side Bo Horvat. He’s also having a career year after signing a 2 year extension with the team last offseason. With a career high 16 goals and 15 assists in only 57 games, it’s not hard to imagine Sven topping the 20 goal mark this season as well, which would be a welcome for this Vancouver Canucks team.
Nikita Tryamkin has really become a strong NHL defenseman. The hulking 6’7 Russian is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the blue line, and showing potential to be a Zdeno Chara like defenseman . Troy Stetcher has also shown up and become a big contributor. The small yet offensively gifted defenseman from Richmond, BC has taken a similar path to Ben Hutton. Both were college defenseman who were relatively unknown before having a great training camp.
All in all, there are many other young players who are looking to prove themselves for next year. Nikolay Goldobin among others, creates a lot of intrigue for the Canucks in the upcoming years. The Canucks take on Dallas, Edmonton, and Chicago in the upcoming week.