The road back to the playoffs begins tomorrow for the Vancouver Canucks, and after yet another offseason of retooling their roster, the club hopes the fourth time is the charm and 2024 is the year where playoff hockey is back in town. However, their odds of making the playoffs on PlayNow.com show the Canucks face an uphill battle.
If the Canucks make the playoffs (2.20), it will go a long way towards showing their superstar centre Elias Pettersson that the team is headed in the right direction. However, if things go south again this season, Pettersson may no longer see a future in Vancouver. On PlayNow.com, the odds of Pettersson being traded this season stand at 8.00.
The Canucks can silence a lot of the naysayers with a strong October. After stumbling out of the starting blocks last year which resulted in just two wins in the first 10 games and firing their head coach, fans know the club can ill-afford a repeat of last season. PlayNow.com has set the over/under for the Canucks’ first 10 games at 10.5 points.
Other stories to watch this year include Quinn Hughes’ performance in his first year with the ‘C’ on his jersey. After raising the bar yet again for points last season, the over/under on Hughes’ points this year on PlayNow.com is 79.5.
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*Odds listed are correct at time of posting but are subject to change at any time.