Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/29/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 03: Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Canucks 3-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Here we go! Looking for a website with different opinions on how the Vancouver Canucks are going to do in 2013? We’ve got your back. NWSB Senior Editor “Q” polled asked us Canucks bloggers to get some predictions to him this week, he sent us a nice little questionnaire. Below, I’ll provide you with their Canucks projections and picks. With this being the second season of Canucks coverage for us at NWSportsBeat.com, we thought this was only the proper thing to do. Hope you’re enjoying this nice crisp cold Sunday. We’re one week away from the start of the season, but for some reason it feels like an eternity. Amidst all the speculation on player movement and which lozenge the coaching staff will back 100% this season, it’s predictions time. The best thing about predictions is that no one takes them serious, well, that’s not true, I should say that no one takes my predictions serious. That’s a more accurate statement. Like a shotgun blast to the face, here are my predictions for the Vancouver Canucks in 2013. Canucks MVP in 2013: I’m not quite sure on this one. It would be easy to go with the obvious choices. Henrik Sedin or Daniel Sedin, possibly Alex Burrows or even newly minted starting goalie Cory Schneider. But I think I’m going to go the opposite way and say Chris Higgins. He is without a doubt one of the most underrated players on the Canucks. He does a lot at both ends of the rinks, so I think for MVP I’ll select the man with the abs of steel. Canucks Goalie with the best GAA: Who wins a one horse race? Well, the guy with one horse and since it’s inevitable that the Canucks trade Roberto Luongo, I’ll say that Cory Schneider walks away with the best GAA on the team. Best +/- in 2013: This one’s an easy one. While there are a number of quality candidates to chose from, I think I’ll stick with the pride of Smithers, BC, Dan Hamhuis. He finished +29 in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. Leading Goal Scorer: I think this could depend on who the Canucks get in return for Roberto Luongo once he’s traded, however with the roster the way it is right now I think it’s likely to be Daniel Sedin or Alex Burrows. Both safe bets and both likely to be in the top 3 in goals scored. Leading in Points: Again with this I’m not going to far off the beaten bath. It will be one of the twins, inclined to go with Henrik Sedin. Leading in Assists: Once again, I know it’s the safe bet, but it’s also the most likely. Henrik Sedin. Best defenceman: For me I think this is a no brainer. Dan Hamhuis will be the best on the back-end this year. He may not pile up the points, but I think he’ll be the most rock solid and dependable. Three-peat? Unlikely, I think. I think the Presidents Trophy heads East this season and finds a home in downtown Manhattan with the New York Rangers. Overall points for the Canucks in 2013: I know I said the Canucks wouldn’t win the President’s Trophy again, and while I stand by that I think that they won’t finish to far away from it. I think they finish at the top of the West with a rercord of 24-14-10. Will the Canucks win the Northwest Division? Yes, but they might have some competition in a year or two…maybe. It’s theirs to lose. Dan Hamhuis will be the best on the back-end this year. Will the Canucks have winning records against: Chicago: No, I think they will split the season series if they play an even amount of games. If they don’t, I think Chicago gets 2 out of 3. Calgary: Yes. In fact, I think Vancouver may sweep the season series. Edmonton: I think they split the season series. Edmonton has a lot of fire power this season and if they catch the Canucks on an off night they could get away with a couple of wins. Will Ryan Kesler play before the playoffs? Yes, but I don’t think it will be soon. Probably after the first half of the season. Depending on who you talk to. Will Roberto Luongo be with the Canucks on Opening Night? No. I don’t think there’s a chance of that. Will Alain Vigneault be the Coach come playoffs? I would imagine so. He may be a milt but I can’t see him getting ‘Burke’d’. Sedin Twin with more points? Henrik Sedin, and he’ll lead the team in points. How many games will Cory Schneider play? Depending on who backs him up this year I would say that somewhere around 32-36 may be a realistic number. Who will Mike Gillis trade before the season starts? Roberto Luongo Will the Canucks make a splash at the trade deadline? That all depends on where they sit at that point in the season. We’ll see, but I wouldn’t think so. Who plays the most games on the wing w/ the Sedins in 2013 Reg. Season? Alex Burrows What seed in the Western Conference will the Canucks get for playoffs? 1st overall. It’ll be on the internet, so hold me to these predictions all you want! CLICK HERE NOW TO CHECK OUT THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE AT NWSPORTSBEAT!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Red Sox set to add Hanley Ramirez

Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh exchange words after game

Curt Schilling's son causes scare at Logan Airport

Manziel's girlfriend weighs in on the Browns QB situation

Scalpers in Detroit selling free Jets-Bills tickets for $125

Report: Redskins could bench Robert Griffin III

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Broncos have meeting with scoreboard operator

Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

10 takeaways from Sunday's Week 12 NFL action

WWE Survivor Series results: Sting debuts, Team Cena wins

WATCH: Odell Beckham makes the catch of the season

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch's awesome post game interview

Video: RG3 gets crushed, his linemen look unfazed

WATCH: Dominic Raiola tries to cheap-shot Patriots' lineman

WATCH: Janoris Jenkins returns interception for 99 yd TD

WATCH: TY Hilton chokes up in emotional postgame interview

WATCH: Chris Clemons accidentally knocks ref's hat off

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers throws nifty TD across his body

WATCH: LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown's end zone dance

WATCH: Eagles take opening kickoff 107 yards for TD

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Beckham makes the catch of the season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 12

WWE Survivor Series results

Report: Red Sox set to add Hanley Ramirez

Dominic Raiola admits to dirty play

WATCH: Revis, Suh exchange words

Manziel's GF wants her man to play

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.