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LATEST | Former NHLer makes bold statement on the Canucks following the Lindholm acquisition

Published February 5, 2024 at 2:56 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
The Vancouver Canucks were in the market for a top-six forward and Patrik Allvin delivered, acquiring Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames nearly one week ago in exchange for a package that included Andrei Kuzmenko.

The addition of Elias Lindholm is massive for the Canucks and while he's not had a great season thus far in terms of goal scoring, playing with Vancouver and potentially with guys like Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and J.T. Miller, he should start to fill the back of the net.

The Canucks currently sit in first in the National Hockey League's standings with a record of 33-11-5 through 49 games and will have a big test later this week against the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins.

While Vancouver's sights are set on making the Stanley Cup Playoffs this spring, followed by hoisting hockey's greatest trophy in June, they do have a legitimate shot at winning another trophy, one the franchise is pretty familiar with - Presidents' Trophy.


The Presidents' Trophy is handed out annually to the team who finishes the NHL's regular season with the most points and Vancouver has won it twice, which came in back-to-back years, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

While making an appearance on SportsCentre with Jay Onrait, former NHL goaltender Martin Biron says the Canucks' chances of winning the Presidents' Trophy have gone up by acquiring Elias Lindholm.

"For me, [the Canucks] were the best team in the NHL, and now they've put themselves over the top." Biron said.

The Canucks currently have 33 games remaining in the 2023-24 season and need 21 wins to tie the franchise record for most wins in a since season which was set in 2010-11. Do you think they'll get 54 wins this season to tie the record? Let us know what you think in the poll below.

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LATEST | Former NHLer makes bold statement on the Canucks following the Lindholm acquisition

Will the Vancouver Canucks get 54 wins this season to tie the franchise record?

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