Big week ahead for Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are 8 points from the Western Conference’s last wildcard spot with 67 games played. Colarado and Minnesota are tied in points with 70 and 69 games respectively.

This week, a three game win streak puts them well within reach for a playoff spot.

Vancouver hosts Winnipeg and Colorado and visits Edmonton. Three Vancouver wins with a Minnesota loss to Ottawa on Monday makes things interesting.

Vancouver hosts St.Louis on Saturday and aren’t favored to win. If Vancouver loses this week earlier, it can’t be vs Colorado. Winning vs St.Louis saves their playoff aspirations.

This strategy doesn’t bode well in selecting a top 4 draft pick but Vancouver has 15 games left. There is plenty chance to gain points, especially vs division rivals Edmonton and Calgary.

If they can’t win games this week, expect a write-up on the need for another prospect in Canuck Land.