Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/2/13
Projection Time! An actual full NHL season is finally upon us and the Canucks have the chance this year to put two terrible playoff campaigns behind them. At this time of year anything is possible, but only the following five events are truly assured of taking place. A brighter future is now Some people believe that the Canucks golden period is drawing to a rapid close, but an initially panned trade of Cory Schneider has actually provided a longer term benefit with the fruitful draft day prize of Bo Horvat, and his selection also gave the team the luxury of picking up scoring winger Hunter Shinkaruk. Fearless Prediction: Kesler will remind people of his Selke trophy triumph Factor in previous 1st round pick Brendan Gaunce and a bare Canucks prospects cupboard suddenly looks much deeper. Expect a rookie to make a significant impact this year, be it Weber on defence, one of the Swedish goalies, or Danish talent Nicklas Jensen. Kesler Effect Ryan Kesler will remind people of his Selke ...
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