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Kings of the North: Will the Canucks Be Crowned Canada’s Best Team?


The Vancouver Canucks ended their four-year playoff drought and now the question is: Can they qualify for the NHL’s postseason under the unusual circumstances of a shortened regular season? B.C. players are placing bets on PlayNow.com about how the Canucks will fare.

The Canucks have the third-best odds (7.00) to win this year’s All-Canadian North Division, tied with Montreal and behind Toronto (2.50) and Edmonton (4.00). Calgary, Winnipeg (8.00) and Ottawa (51.00) round out the rest.

New on PlayNow.com this season are a number of Canucks-focused bets, including: 

Vancouver Canucks to make the playoffs

Yes (1.75) 

No (1.89)

Vancouver Canucks top point scorer

Elias Pettersson (3.25) 
Brock Boeser (5.50)
Quinn Hughes (7.50)

JT Miller (3.50)
Bo Horvat (6.50)
Field (13.00)

Elias Pettersson to be a Hart Trophy Finalist (MVP) in 2021

Yes (4.00)


Quinn Hughes to be a Norris Trophy Finalist (Best Defenceman) in 2021

Yes (3.50)


Nils Hoglander to score a goal in his first NHL regular season game

Yes (3.50)


Jacob Markstrom to record a shutout versus the Canucks in any regular season game (must start and finish) in 2021

Yes (3.50)  

Which goalie records the most 2020-21 regular season wins?

Jacob Markstrom (1.95)
Braden Holtby (2.90)
Thatcher Demko (4.00)


Tyler Myers: Total regular season cross checking penalties 

Over 6.5 (1.83)

Under 6.5 (1.83)

Elias Pettersson: Regular Season Points 

Over 55.5 (1.83) 

Under 55.5 (1.83)

Quinn Hughes: Regular Season Points

Over 45.5 (1.83)

Under 45.5 (1.83

As for Vancouver’s Stanley Cup odds, the Canucks (21.00) are in the mix but eight teams, (Colorado (9.00), Tampa Bay (10.00), Las Vegas (10.00), Boston (11.00), Dallas (17.00) and Philadelphia (17.00), are betting favourites.

Through PlayNow.com, BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more info, visit GameSense.ca

*Odds listed are correct at time of posting but are subject to change at any time. All Canucks and NHL futures bets will remain open until the first game of the season, scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021.