Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild – NHL : As a Canucks’ fan, this is another year that’s gone by without many expectations.
I still haven’t quite figured out if the team is rebuilding or not.
But not everything is bad. We have basis that, if well developed on the short-term, might put the Canucks playing on a good level.
The team is not on a good period, conceding a lot of goals and especially struggling with a lot of injuries. Brock Boeser, the wonderkid, will miss the next 4-5 weeks, while Baertschi and Eriksson are still injured, alongside with Markus Granlund, Gaunce and Tanev.
All of that together has an impact on a team that has the Sedins in decadence, despite Daniel recently being on a positive period. The arrival of Brendan Leipsic also didn’t seem bad to me.
He started off well, with 6 points in 4 games, and on the AHL he was one of the Toronto Marlies’ main players. He only has 23 years old which means he might deliver on the future.
But tonight’s game is tough. We play against the good team of the Minnesota Wild that, on this final stretch, where all the points count, I think won’t want to let the 2 points slip up here.
The Wild have a much better roster and with Eric Staal in great form right now, having 67 points, with 36 of them being goals, and being one of the best goal scorers in the league. I haven’t seen Staal with numbers like this for a long time.
Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the other hand, the moment of form is completely different.
If the Canucks have lost 7 of their last 10 games, the Wild have won 7 of their last 10, with an average of 4 goals per game.
On the road, the Canucks have conceded 35 goals on that same period, which means, I don’t expect any improvements on that sense tonight.