Scouting the playoff race: Vancouver Canucks

A potential first-round match-up for the Vegas Golden Knights, the Vancouver Canucks might be more challenging than one might think.

Anaheim Ducks  v Vancouver Canucks
Anaheim Ducks v Vancouver Canucks / Ethan Cairns/GettyImages
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What a year it's been for the Vancouver Canucks. Riding their way to a playoff spot behind a solid young core and offense galore. The young team is atop the Pacific Division, with fans in British Columbia rejoicing.

But they might have to face the defending champions in the first round. The Vegas Golden Knights loom and are rolling at the right time. So let's look at things from a Vancouver perspective. What makes this team so great? What are the Canucks' weaknesses that could hurt them?