24. Vancouver Canucks (+1)
The Vancouver Canucks started the year strong and were a remarkable story to start the year. Rookie Brock Boeser was stealing the show and became a Calder favorite. Then the Canucks started to come back down to earth and slide down the standings. Next season the Canucks lineup could look very different. Both Henrik and Daniel Sedin are set to become free agents. Should they both leave, the Canucks will be leaning heavily on their top prospect Kole Lind. Lind plays in the WHL for the Kelowna Rockets and scored 95 points in 58 games. If Lind can step in and join other young forwards on the Canucks, the potential loss of the Sedins will be more bearable.
The Vancouver Canucks actually put together a pretty decent week last week. They opened with a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, then rebounded for a win against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Canucks dropped a game against St. Louis, then beat the Dallas Stars. They closed this stretch of games out with a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. The Vancouver Canucks have only five games left, and it could be the last five games in which fans can watch the Sedin twins in a Canucks jersey. Their final five games are against the Edmonton Oilers twice, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Vegan Golden Knights and Arizona Coyotes. During the offseason, the Canucks will need to get creative and retool their offense. Fortunately, Brock Boeser will be healthy again and will help carry a lot of the load himself.