EA Sports' yearly simulation of the NHL's regular season concludes that the Vancouver Canucks will end their drought and hoist the Stanley Cup. The game that predicted last spring’s Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory has called for the same team to be knocked out of the first round of the playoffs this year. While at the same time the Vancouver Canucks look to dominate the season and leave all teams in their wake en route to their first Stanley Cup victory since they were named the Millionaires back in 1915.
Many in the media have predicted the Canucks are pre-season favourites to hoist the cup. Time will tell if this team is equipped to shoulder the load of expectations heaped on them thus far.
According to EA Sports, the Canucks will beat the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, and Los Angeles Kings en route to an exciting seven game finale against the Boston Bruins, where Daniel Sedin will earn Conn Smythe honours.