Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/19/13
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Hockey is here again This year’s Vancouver Canucks are very similar to the team we witnessed fall to the LA Kings last April. While the lockout has changed the landscape of the 2013 season significantly, the core personnel in Vancouver remain the same. My predictions this season are on the conservative side due to the uncertainty at play, but know I’m sure to look like a fool this summer when hindsight hunts me down. Below is my best guess at what the Vancouver Canucks will look like in 2013. Canucks 2013 MVP? Cory Schneider will rack up the wins, the Sedins will score points, but I see Chris Higgins emerging as Vancouver’s 2013 MVP. He will be needed all over the lineup, and has shown little weakness playing in a variety of positions with the Canucks. 2013 Team MVP? Time will tell… Canucks Goalie with the best GAA? Roberto Luongo. With Schneider slotted as the starter, Luongo could receive easier starts involving less pressure. Best +/- on the team? Dan Hamhuis retains the crown. Canucks
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