5 Burning Questions For Vancouver Canucks Entering 2015-16 NHL Season

By Nick Villano

5 Burning Questions For Vancouver Canucks Entering 2015-16 NHL Season

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The Vancouver Canucks flew under the radar last season, despite big offseason acquisitions in Radim Vrbata and Ryan Miller. The organization fell off with the way it handled much of the last five years. It seems they are back on the rails and ready to compete this season. There are some major questions that need to be answered before that happens, though.

5. How Long Can The Sedin Twins Excel?

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5. How Long Can The Sedin Twins Excel?

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Henrik and Daniel Sedin once again led the Canucks in points with 76 and 73 points, respectively. They are still elite players, despite being 35 years old. When will they fall off? Will they ever fall off? Are they the twin versions of Jaromir Jagr?

4. Will Their Penalty Kill Dominate Again?

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4. Will Their Penalty Kill Dominate Again?

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The Canucks had the second-best penalty kill in the league last season, only allowing power play goals 14.3 percent of the time. This seems to be a stat that fluctuates from year to year. There hasn't been a team that repeated as the penalty kill champion since the turn of the millennium. Can the Canucks show that their penalty kill wasn't a fluke?

3. Who Is Jared McCann?

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3. Who Is Jared McCann?

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Jared McCann, the Canucks' first-round pick last year, is making some serious strides this preseason. He is who everyone is talking about. The 19-year-old scored the game-winning goal in the team's last game. He is all over the ice and looks like he can become an elite center if given the opportunity.

2. Is Bo Horvat Ready To Carry The Team?

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2. Is Bo Horvat Ready To Carry The Team?

2. Is Bo H0rvat Ready To Carry The Team?
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The Canucks were so high on Bo Horvat that they traded Cory Schneider straight up for the right to draft him. They might have won the trade, despite how well Schneider is doing in New Jersey. Horvat is quickly becoming the Canucks' most popular player. Despite obstacles (Brandon Sutter), he was able to force his way higher on the depth chart. He might be ready to break out at 20 years old.

1. Which Ryan Miller Will Show Up?

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1. Which Ryan Miller Will Show Up?

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From game to game, it seems almost impossible to figure out what Ryan Miller will give you. He can pitch a shutout for three straight games, then give up 10 goals in two games. Despite his age, he is still worthy of being this team's starting goalie, but they may also want to think of the future. Also, Jakob Markstrom may force the Canucks to make a hard decision if Miller struggles.

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