NHL Projections: Vancouver Canucks Lineup

The Vancouver Canucks had a very disappointing season last year and missed the playoffs by 12 points.  Unfortunately, I don't see them as a playoff team this year either.  They have a has been goalie in Ryan Miller, limited depth, and their best players are all 30+.  Vancouver's first line has to do most of their scoring, but the Sedin's are 36 and Loui Eriksson is 31.  Ryan Miller is not the same goalie he was 5 years ago, and I think he was a little overrated then.  The Canuck's defense is okay, but nothing special.  I like Alex Edler and Chris Tanev, but after that there are some question marks.  Overall I think Vancouver is an average team at best, and I don't think they will make the playoffs this year.  Here is what I project the Canuck's lines to look like at the start of the season. 


Daniel Sedin-

Henrik Sedin-

Loui Eriksson

Markus Granlund-

Brandon Sutter-

Jannik Hansen

Sven Baertschi-

Bo Horvat-

Jake Virtanen

Alexandre Burrows-

Brendan Gaunce-

Derek Dorsett


Alexander Edler-

Chris Tanev

Ben Hutton-

Erik Gudbranson

Luca Sbisa-

Philip Larsen


Ryan Miller

Jacob Markstrom