After 41 Games: The Canucks’ Midseason Grades

Matt Lee

Matt Lee has been a Canucks follower and a prototypical Canadian for years; it started on the streets by playing road hockey before and after Vancouver Canucks games and it's brought him here. After graduating from SFU with a BA in Communications and a minor in History while serving as the student newspaper's sports editor for two years, Matt is now a student at BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program in hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster.

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  1. Guest says:

    You give Cody Hodgson a B-, and put him behind Mason Raymond? He’s a candidate for rookie of the year, for crying out loud. 

    Your analysis of Ballard is ridiculous. He’s defensively more reliable than Edler, who almost cost us the Boston game with his giveaways and mental mistakes. Ballard, on the other hand, was physical and provided good puck movement.  

  2. While I wouldn’t have given Ballard as low of a grade myself, one game a player does not make.  Comparing Edler & Ballard, Edler comes out on top 9 times out of 10.  And when you look at the work provided by Raymond this season (the handful of games he’s played in) when compared to expectations after his injury, his grade also seems reasonable to me.

    That said, Hodgson has definitely shown he belongs in the big leagues and should get some serious Calder trophy consideration.

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