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Predicting the Canucks’ Second Half

Predicting the Canucks’ Second Half

With the Canucks just past the halfway point of the season it seems as good a time as any to try and predict where the team may finish at the end of the season in April. Despite a number of gut-wrenching losses in the last few weeks you should still feel pretty good about the Canucks chances to make the playoffs and I’ll breakdown where I think the team will realistically finish in the standings and whether they have much of a chance to pass teams in their division. Introduction The chart below shows team’s Fenwick percentages for all 5-on-5...

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Ducks 4 (OT)

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 at Ducks 4 (OT)

Things were looking up for the Vancouver Canucks in SoCal. They scored 2 early goals, and on the powerplay, no less. They were up 3-2 late in the third period. Eddie Lack was solid too, thwarting the Anaheim Ducks as the Ducks dominated the Canucks in the last 45 minutes of the game. But then Kevin Bieksa took over. He did give the Canucks that 3-2 lead just a minute into the third period, but he was also on the ice for all 3 Ducks goals, and was directly at fault for the first one and maybe even the late,...

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Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Home Cooking

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Home Cooking

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (23-13-7) Anaheim Ducks (30-8-5) The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for a better outcome tonight as they return to the Honda Centre for the second time this season. In their first visit back on November 10th, they lost 3-1. Unfortunately, that won’t be easy. The Ducks are the NHL’s best home team and haven’t lost in regulation in 18 games on home ice this season. They’re 16-0-2, including 6 consecutive wins in which they’ve outscored the opposition 24-12. Overall, they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games, and with 65 points, they lead the Pacific Division by...

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Ducks 3

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 1 at Ducks 3

On Sunday night, the Vancouver Canucks rolled into Anaheim, which, I suppose, isn’t hard when the previous game not even 24 hours ago was in Los Angeles – or a mere 45-minute bus drive away. The Canucks were looking to bounce back after an abysmal 5-1 loss to the Kings, but unfortunately, the Canucks fell short to the Ducks as well, losing by a 3-1 score. Tom Sestito scored the lone Canucks goal, and the Canucks closed out their 4-game road trip with a 1-2-1 record. even when Sestito scores, we still lose #Canucks — Sedinitronic (@sedinitronic) November 11, 2013...

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Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Looking for a Bounceback

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Looking for a Bounceback

Vancouver Canucks Dan Hamhuis and Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf (source: canucks.nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (11-6-2) Anaheim Ducks (14-3-1) The Vancouver Canucks end a four-game Pacific Division road trip against the Anaheim Ducks tonight, looking to bounce back after a 5-1 loss against the Los Angeles Kings last night. However, the Ducks have yet to be defeated at home with the NHL’s only perfect home record (7-0-0). Meanwhile, with last night’s loss, the Canucks are now 7-3-2 on the road. This is the first of five meetings between the Canucks and Ducks this season. The Ducks won two out of three meetings...

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2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Pacific Division

2013/2014 NHL Season Preview: Pacific Division

On the eve of the start of the 2013/2014 NHL regular season, I preview the 30 teams, one division at a time. Photo credit: Sportsnet Anaheim Ducks The Good With newly-acquired Jakob Silfverberg, Kyle Palmieri, Nick Bonino, Emerson Etem, Cam Fowler, Luca Sbisa and Sami Vatanen, the Ducks have a lot of good, young players in their system. The Bad These kids will be good, but the Ducks may be expecting them to take on a lot more and much too soon. The Outlook After a strong start to the 2012/2013 season, the Ducks faded down the stretch and lost...

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NHL First Round Playoffs Prediction Post

NHL First Round Playoffs Prediction Post

If any team can pull off a come-from-behind and out-of-nowhere unexpected victory or 7, it’s Detroit. And as the Capitals have proven time and time again, if any team can perform an epic playoff meltdown, it’s a team coached by Bruce Boudreau.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 at Ducks 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 5 at Ducks 0

The game had everything – pretty goals, big saves, big fights, a penalty shot, and even phallic-shaped light sabers.

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The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs Ducks 7

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 3 vs Ducks 7

Tequila game prep. This will be great, or horrible. It’s all up to the boys in blue. #Canucks #TGATT

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Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Western Conference Preview

Out of Town Notebook: 2012/2013 Western Conference Preview

The window on the Canucks’ Stanley Cup dream is quickly closing. Injuries have rendered Ryan Kesler a question mark, and without him it’s hard to see where the goals will come from beyond the Sedin line.

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