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Todd Marchant

Western Conference

(Teams listed in predicted order of finish)

1. Vancouver Canucks

Coach: Marc Crawford, sixth season.

2002-03 record: 45-23-13-1, 104 points, second in Northwest, fourth in conference.

Player to watch: Actually two - twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin. They showed glimpses of their vaunted skills last season but must be consistent.

Outlook: Tightening up on defense might start the Canucks on a long playoff run. Free-agent winger Magnus Arvedson, a fine two-way player, was a good addition to a prolific offense that includes Todd Bertuzzi (46 goals, 97 points) and scoring race runner-up Markus Naslund (48 goals, 104 points). Ed Jovanovski has revived his career and...