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Canucks: Stanley Cup contention is closer than you think

The Vancouver Canucks showed signs of being a Stanley Cup contender this season. With more talented prospects rising, the puzzle is nearing completion.

Regardless of if the 2019-20 season returns or not, the Vancouver Canucks proved they are ready to take the next step. With an excellent young core of talent matched with a couple of veteran additions in the offseason, the club was able to lead the Pacific Division in goals (228) this year.

Jim Benning and his supporting staff have luckily been capable of successfully having back-to-back-to-back terrific pulls in the first round of each year’s NHL Entry Draft, and that just doesn’t happen very often.