At the beginning of the season there was little hope for the Canucks among most fans. Many thought it would be a tough struggle to squeeze into the playoffs, especially after the dismal end to the previous season. They had lost their star player and another key one, and replaced them with mediocre fill ins. We didn't expect much and have been very pleasantly surprised. They are currently top in their Division and playing like their ranking implies. It will be an interesting playoffs.