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Canucks-Wild fantasy pool preview, picks

NHL.com has impact players, series predictions for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff makes picks for playoff pools counting the entire 24-team tournament and predictions for each Stanley Cup Qualifiers series. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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MVP FOR EACH TEAM:

NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.

Vancouver Canucks: Elias Pettersson, C

Minnesota Wild: Kevin Fiala, LW/RW

 

PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:

Canucks: Tyler Toffoli, RW

-Has 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 47 playoff games (Stanley Cup title with Los Angeles Kings in 2014).

Wild: Zach Parise, LW

-Has the most playoffs games played (97) and points (74; 35 goals, 39 assists) of any Minnesota player.

 

SLEEPER PICKS:

Canucks: Tanner Pearson, LW

Wild: Luke Kunin, C/RW

Read: Fantasy sleeper candidates for Stanley Cup pools

 

SERIES X-FACTORS:

Canucks: Brock Boeser, RW

Wild: Devan Dubnyk, G

Read: Fantasy X-factors | Bounce-back candidates

 

PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:

Pete Jensen: Canucks in 5

Rob Reese: Canucks in 5

David Satriano: Canucks in 4

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