WHERE THEY'LL FINISH
The Canucks may have upgraded in net, but their defense isn't as strong. They don't look much better on offense, either. The Canucks will be fourth in the division and will again miss the playoffs by a hair, finishing ninth in the West.
BUZZ FACTORStock up. The Canucks enjoy a loyal, vocal fan base and there is unmitigated excitement over Roberto Luongo's arrival and, generally, relief that the Todd Bertuzzi era has come to a close in Vancouver.