Vancouver Canucks 2014-2015 Season Betting Preview

After missing the playoffs for the first time in 5 years, the Vancouver Canucks went through a complete overhaul as they head into the 2014-2015 season. This includes a new coaching staff and the addition of Canuck legend Trevor Linden as the President of Hockey Operations.  Check out a betting preview with odds for how the Vancouver Canucks will perform as a team, along with prop bets for individual players.

Vancouver Canucks Season Betting Odds

Despite all the housecleaning and the addition of Ryan Miller in net,  the oddsmakers feel Vancouver will miss the playoffs again in 2014-2015. The season points total for the Canucks is set at 88.5, which is not far off from their 83 points last season.

  • Will the Canucks Make the Playoffs? Yes (+115) No (-145)
  • Canucks Season Total Points 88.5
  • Canucks Odds to Win Stanley Cup (+4000)
  • Canucks Odds to Win Western Conference (+2000)
  • Canucks Odds to win Pacific Division (+750)

Henrik Sedin:

Henrik is coming off a subpar season where he only scored 11 goals, but still notched 39 assists which is a testament to his playmaking ability on the ice. With the addition of Radim Vrbata on the wing, expect plenty of helpers from Henrik in 2014-2015.

  • Henrik Sedin Total Points on Season 66.5
  • Henrik Sedin is (+6000) to win the Art Ross Trophy

Daniel Sedin:

Probably the more injury prone of the Sedin twins, Daniel battled through a series of ailments last year that contributed to his lackluster 47 point season. Although, Daniel is expected to bounce back in 2014-2015 because the Sedin the twins will not be overburdened like they were under Tortorella.

  • Henrik Sedin Total Points on Season 61.5
  • Daniel Sedin is (+6000) to in the Art Ross Trophy

Radim Vrbata:

Radim Vrbata flew under the radar in Phoenix as a goal-scorer, and many feel this could be a breakout year for him because he on the top line with the Sedin twins. Sharing the ice with the Sedins should elevate Vrbata’s scoring total because he has not benefited from playmakers like this before.

  • Radim Vrbata Total Points on Season 52.5

Ryan Miller:

Ryan Miller was signed in the offseason and is intended to bring back the glory days of Vancouver Canucks goaltending after Roberto Luongo departed for the Florida Panthers. Ryan Miller has played well in British Columbia during his stint with Team USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he was selected as the MVP. 2010 was also the same year that Miller won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender.

  • Ryan Miller is (+1200) odds to win the 2014-2015 Vezina Trophy

Final Analysis:

Much of Vancouver’s chances hinge on the play of the Sedin twins, who are known to be fickle but can be brilliant as well. Radim Vrbata has been brought in to play on the top line alongside the Sedin’s, who have had a series of linemates throughout the years but not all have been able to mesh with the twins. The performance of the Sedin line is key to the Canucks success and the twins will need to put up 150 points combined for Vancouver to have a chance at making the playoffs.

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