All-Canadian Preview: The Vancouver Canucks got worse this off-season

The Vancouver Canucks’ breakout might be short-lived.

The team put together a strong regular season showing in 2019-20, going 36-27-6 and earning a spot in the expanded playoffs and came just one win shy of reaching the Western Conference Final after an impressive run.
But after some major losses over the off-season, the Canucks look primed for a step backwards.
What happened last season…
36-27-6 (78 points), 4th in Pacific Division
Goals For: 228 (8th of 31), Goals Against: 217 (17th of 31)
5-10-0 vs Canadian opponents
1-2-0 vs CGY, 2-2-0 vs EDM, 1-1-0 vs MTL, 1-1-0 vs OTT, 0-2-0 vs TOR, 0-2-0 vs WPG
Looking back at it, the Canucks had the most successful 2019-20 of any of the Canadian teams.
Their regular season was a bit of a roller coaster, featuring a very hot start, a terrible slide in November, some major challenges with injuries, and a couple of huge winning streaks. They were a bubble team when the league got paused in mid-March and ended up with a playoff spot thanks to the field getting expanded.
From there, Vancouver took down the Wild in four games, beat the defending Stanley Cup champions, the …

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