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Penalty Killing is Killing the Canucks

Penalty Killing is Killing the Canucks

With all the controversy around the Canucks too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty in game two, and the disallowed goal which was “kicked in” by Daniel Sedin, a lot of people are crying conspiracy and losing sight of the real fact, the Canucks penalty killing has been atrocious. We can look at numbers and everyone already knows just how many goals have been allowed while down a man but everyone’s missing the other red flags raised by all of this. I’ve been saying that the Canucks PK could really benefit from the likes of having Willie Mitchell and his long stick back in the...

A Regular Season to Remember

A Regular Season to Remember

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Despite their inconsistent play in the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to deny that the 2009/2010 Vancouver Canucks had a regular season to remember. The Canucks won 49 games, tying the franchise record set by the 2006/2007 edition. Their 30 home wins is a franchise record. They scored 268 goals, 2nd in the NHL only to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It’s their highest goal total since their first season at GM Place. They ranked 3rd in win percentage (.795) in games in which they scored first; they also led the league with 11 wins...

Hear Ye Hear Ye Time For Some Sexy Stats

Hear Ye Hear Ye Time For Some Sexy Stats

Scott Cullen wrote a column on TSN taking a crack at who is the number one line in the league. Guess which lovely men were the number one line for 5 on 5 play? You’re thinking Alex Ovechkin and various men folk right? Patrick Kane/Johnathan Toews/other Blackhawk perhaps? Or maybe you’re going with Dany Heatley/Joe Thorton/Patrick Marleau? Nope. It’s Hank and Danny Sedin and Alex Burrows! Yes, oh yes. It’s ok to swoon. I encourage it. It’s good for the heart and the skin and all that. Cullen even has numbers and math to back it up so you know...

Playing with fire

Playing with fire

In light of this Burrows/Auger incident, upon reviewing it all, I think you’d be hard pressed to find Burrows wrong. The video evidence of what Auger did before the game and the blatantly weak calls as well as a history of very poor officiating makes this yet another controversy the Canucks find themselves in the thick of. Now homer bias aside, I think the overwhelming response from any and everyone with an understanding of the game (at least as seen on Twitter since last night) including Nashville fans who’s team won the game last night, is a good enough sign...

MSM links for May 6, 2009

MSM links for May 6, 2009

Canucks stand tall to snatch 2-1 series lead over Chicago (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Sexy it wasn’t, but tactics put Canucks in lead (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks moved by Pyatt’s gritty return (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks rebound impressive (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Salo flies to Chicago for Game 4 (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Passion added to winning formula (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks grab series lead with 3-1 win over Blackhawks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Pyatt right where he needed to be (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Salo could be back in lineup for Game 4 (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver...

MSM links for April 17, 2009

MSM links for April 17, 2009

Hockey Night in Canada gives Vancouver the bird (Jonathan McDonald, Vancouver Province) Snow showers around Luongo doesn’t faze goalie (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Let us spray, pesky Blues are saying (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Five-on-five more than a fair fight for the Canucks (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Bernier happy to give Salo credit for goal (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Canucks a better hockey club with Salo on the ice (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Blues coach plays optimism card because ‘we can play better’ (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood adapts well to new role (Gary Mason, Globe and Mail) Sundin parked...

MSM links for April 3, 2009

MSM links for April 3, 2009

Single point gets Canucks into playoffs (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) There was a trap waiting back home (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) Canucks defy the odds (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Burrows a top contender for Masterson trophy (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) No one wants to be first-round fodder for hot Canucks (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Healthy balance key to hot streak (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Gillis keeps his cool during heat of first year (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Canucks lose loonie one to Ducks in shootout (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Transported back to glorious ’80s (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Schneider,...

First impressions

First impressions

The Crazy Canucks podcast crew were guests of the Vancouver Canucks in suite 519 last night. Needless to say, it was an excellent experience and it gave John, Rebecca, Dave, Alanah and I all an opportunity to meet the team’s marketing group and brainstorm on potential partnerships this season. (Plus, the popcorn was damn good.) It also gave me a chance to form some first impressions on the Canucks. I don’t know if it’s the players or their system, but the Canucks looked faster in their first two preseason games. They made a lot of plays off the rush –...

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