I can't imagine the Canucks being favoured in the playoffs, but if Kesler recovers to old Kesler form, and the rest of the team can stay healthy, the Canucks may be a better playoff team than regular season team. Still, Chicago and the Ducks will be real hard to beat this year. At least their black aces will be ready if called on.
One thing that I haven't seen discussed is how the Sedin line manhandled the Kopitar line last game. Hank was pretty proud and vocal about his ability to shut down that line... can they keep it up? Will Kopitar's line be out out redeem themselves?
That should be a great match-up.
This is why I still sort of like our chances, Sedins tend to at times have really strong games against the Kings. Need Burrows to step it up a bit on that line. Good to hear Higgins likely to be back. Hopefully he's close to 100% and not just taking one for the team.