2010’s Canucks All-Decade Team Full Roster

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Courtesy: NHL.com

Throughout all of the ups and downs this decade, the Canucks have had many talented and memorable players. After thorough research and much thought, I have compiled my full roster of the best 2010’s Canucks.

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic there seems to be a limited amount of topics to write about in the world of sports. With that being said, the decade wrapped just three months ago meaning we have an opportunity to reflect on past Canucks teams.

From 2010 all the way up until the end of 2019, Canucks fans have been on a roller-coaster ride. We have watched the greatest group in franchise history take home back-to-back President’s Trophies and blast their way to game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately, this decade has also brought with it some of the most trying times since the team’s inception.

Throughout all of the ups and downs this decade, the Canucks have had many talented and memorable players. After thorough research and much thought, I have compiled my full roster of the best 2010’s Canucks.

Forward Lines

Left WingCentermanRight Wing
Daniel SedinHenrik SedinBrock Boeser
Elias PetterssonRyan KeslerJ.T. Miller
Alexandre BurrowsBo HorvatJannik Hansen
Antoine RousselMaxim LapierreDerek Dorsett

Defence Pairings

Left DefencemanRight Defenceman
Alexander EdlerChristian Ehrhoff
Quinn HughesChris Tanev
Dan HamhuisKevin Bieksa

Goaltenders

StarterRoberto Luongo                                                        
BackupJacob Markstrom                                                       

Forward Lines Explanation

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2010’s All-Decade Canucks’ forwards Henrik (33) and Daniel Sedin (22) | Courtesy: NHL.com

One of few disappointing thing about the careers of the Sedin twins is their inability to find chemistry with another elite winger. Although they found success with Alex Burrows, imagine the possibility of a sniper like Brock Boeser joining them. With the constant set-ups from the twins Boeser would have the potential to put up 40 or more goals.

A second line that is centered by a prime Ryan Kesler has the potential to be very successful. If he was partnered with skilled forwards Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller (who already have chemistry playing together) the possibilities would have Canucks fans salivating. This would be the most skilled line that Kesler has ever been apart of. Undoubtedly, this would be a second line to be reckoned with.

For the third line, I went with a trio consisting of three of the most renowned workhorses in recent memory. This line wouldn’t be afraid to get dirty and grind away against the opposing team’s top lines. The Burrows-Horvat-Hansen line would be a tough one for any line to match up with.

Any successful team needs a fourth line that isn’t afraid to get into the dirty areas. That is exactly what this fourth line would do. With two yappy french-Canadians in Roussel and Lapierre backed up by a legit scrapper in Dorsett, the Sedins, Pettersson and the rest of the high-end Canucks would be able to breathe easier knowing that anyone targeting them would have a price to pay.

Defence Explanation

2010’s All-Decade Canucks’ defencemen Christian Ehrhoff (5) and Alex Edler (23) | Courtesy: zimbio.com

The top Canucks pairing on this all-decade team consists of two key members of their 2011 Cup finalist team. Ehrhoff and Edler would already have chemistry that has proven successful in the past. This is the safest bet for a top pairing as this tandem has done well in the past.

Similarly to the top pairing, the second pairing also has experience playing together. Chris Tanev and rookie Quinn Hughes have had a phenomenal 2019-20 showcase for the Canucks and have been the team’s best duo this season. With Tanev’s defence-first mindset and Hughes’ dizzying offence this pairing has a well-rounded skillset that will be hard to play against.

Arguably the best shutdown pairing in Canucks history is the tandem of Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis. These two spent time together during some of the franchise’s most prosperous years. Teams with high-octane offence would definitely need to play extra-sharp when matched up against this pairing.

Goaltending Explanation

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2010’s All-Decade Canucks’ goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) | Courtesy: CBC.ca

No goaltender has made an impact in Vancouver like Roberto Luongo did during his time in the blue-and-green. He was the first goaltender to ever be named captain. He also won the William M. Jennings Trophy and helped lead the Canucks to their first two President’s trophies in franchise history. Ironically, Markstrom came to Vancouver in exchange for Luongo. His first few seasons were bumpy but he has found his form during the most recent season. Markstrom has proven his elite status this year by winning several games almost single-handedly.


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