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Alex B. Smith
  • Event: (5) Vancouver Canucks at (6) Edmonton Oilers
    Sport/League: NHL
    Date/Time: October 2, 2019 10PM EDT
    Play: 4% – Vancouver Canucks +115
    Play Rating: 4%
    Result: Loss

    The NHL season gets underway on Wednesday night north of the border with the Edmonton Oilers battling the Vancouver Canucks. These are two teams looking to get out of the bottom of the Pacific Division but one of the clubs is primed to rise where one looks to continue to fall. Vancouver is a young club with tons of offensive talent, spearheaded by forwards Elias Petterson and Brock Boeser, but also accompanied by Bo Horvat, Loui Eriksson and newcomers J.T. Miller and Michael Ferland. Add in the mix solid defense with Alexander Edler and goaltending with Jacob Maelstrom, the future that the Canucks have planned for is here right now and I feel they can get things started with a win against this Oilers team that has a new coach in veteran Dave Tippett, a superstar scorer in Connor McDavid, and really not much else. Mike Smith is added in net from Calgary, replacing Cam Talbot who took over for him with the Flames. That de facto "Trade" will prove much of nothing as Smith's best days are past him and Mikko Koskanen is an overpaid #1 netminder who has plenty of flaws that can and should be exposed in this lidlifter. Play the short dog with Vancouver

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