You can tell a team is getting good again when fans start arguing about who should be on the fourth line, and for the first time in years, that’s what Canucks fans have been doing this week.
The team has had their fair share of problems over the past few seasons. Finishing near the bottom of the league had become the norm, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes, and it’s looking like they may finally be turning the corner.
The Canucks had a great month of January. They went 9-3-0, despite a colossal collapse in the state of Florida and going through “Hell and Buyck” in Winnipeg. They’re currently sitting on a nine-game winning streak at home, and took to the road for a five game road trip that saw them begin in San Jose before travelling across North America to have back to back weekend games against the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders, taking away five of a possible six points in those three games.
They were outshot at 5-on-5 in those three games, but were able to outscore their opponents by a count of 9-7.