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The Sedins’ race for the Art Ross and other weekend thoughts

The Sedins’ race for the Art Ross and other weekend thoughts

Some weekend thoughts: I’ve had a hard time putting into words what a pleasure it is to watch Hank and Danny night in night out this season. Usually, I just end up making squeaky noises that only dogs can hear. But I mean really they cycle the puck like two freakin identical wizards, and they’re sandwiching Stamkos at the top of the NHL standings. (Don’t you think Stamkos looks SO much like the main kid in The Sandlot? If you have not seen The Sandlot stop reading and go find it right now.) Hanky won it last year and Danny...

Out of Town Notebook: A Bad Week for the NHL

Out of Town Notebook: A Bad Week for the NHL

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: Barry Melrose Rocks Between the Zdeno Chara hit, the Phoenix Coyotes drama and the ongoing hits-to-the-head debate, it’s been a bad week for the NHL. Might as well pile on: Scoring is down from last year, to 5.6 goals per game. The first season after the lockout, the average goals per game was 6.17. This season will likely feature the fewest number of 100-point scorers, and fewest number of 50-goal scorers, since the lockout. Analyzing numbers...

Pass the Time: Canucks vs. Senators Pregame

Pass the Time: Canucks vs. Senators Pregame

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for winning Super Bowl XLV. As well, congratulations to Christina Aguilera for joining Bryan Adams in national anthem infamy and looking like a younger Cyndi Lauper in the process. As we turn our attention back to the Canucks and wait for puck drop in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators, here are some reads to help pass the time: Daniel’s hot on Stamkos’ trail in the Art Ross trophy race. [Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province] Sammy’s back. [Ian Walker, Vancouver Sun] Sami’s getting there too. [Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province] Lee Sweatt’s staying in town. [Ian...

Canucks Review and Preview: February 7 to February 13, 2011

Canucks Review and Preview: February 7 to February 13, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@cayking).] Canucks Record 53 GP, 34-10-9, 77 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference) Who’s Hot Daniel Sedin is currently on a 8-game point streak. He has 11 points in that stretch, though surprisingly, he only has 1 goal and seems somewhat content to leave the scoring to his teammates. Daniel has easily been one of the most consistent Canucks this season. He leads the team in scoring with 28 goals and 41 assists. He’s in...

Shootout Losses Not All Lui’s Fault

Shootout Losses Not All Lui’s Fault

You could almost hear the sigh before it began. Another shootout. The NHL’s post-lockout gimmick has been the bane of Canucks fans ever since its inception, with the majority of those fans placing the blame directly on Roberto Luongo. But is that fair? A closer look at Roberto’s individual shootout stats, versus those of the Canucks shooters sent over the boards to score when it counts, paints a much different picture than you would expect. In his 49 career shootouts, Luongo boasts a .682 save percentage. The Canucks on the other hand, have scored just 63 times on their 200...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 0 – 1 Rangers

I Watched This Game: Canucks 0 – 1 Rangers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] It is the worst letdown in the world when the Canucks suffer a shutout loss. It’s a worse letdown than Urkel O’s (the cereal that showed so much promise). Not only am I forced to watch the Canucks lose, but I’m forced to watch as they’re held off the scoresheet....

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 3 Islanders (SO)

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 3 Islanders (SO)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Canucks had a season-high 51 shots tonight, the Islanders had 41; that’s 92 shots total. How odd, then, that I found this game, with its scoring chances hither and thither, exceedingly dull. Heck, the shootout nearly matched the entire game for entertainment value. Why so mundane? I suspect some...

Canucks Midseason Marks: The Top Six Forwards

Canucks Midseason Marks: The Top Six Forwards

(Contributions from Richard Loat and Matt Lee.) Now that the Canucks have reached the official halfway point of the 2010/2011 season, we take a look back and give the players their midseason marks. Photo credit: CBC.ca Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin: What can be said for one Sedin can be said for the other. They are both on pace for 100-point years. Daniel is on pace for 50 goals and 108 points, which would shatter his career-best of 36 goals and 85 points. Henrik recorded 83 assists last season en route to his Hart and Art Ross trophies; this season,...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1 -2 Red Wings (SO)

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1 -2 Red Wings (SO)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] You hate to see a game like this go to a shootout. I did. After 60 minutes of the top two teams in the NHL strutting their excellent puck movement, remarkable defense, and fabulous systems play, suddenly everything that made the game so stellar is taken away and a coin...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 1 Oilers

I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 1 Oilers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] I don’t think there was ever really any concern that the Oilers might win tonight. There was, I guess, a nagging concern that the Canucks might lose, but seriously, this Oilers team isn’t built to win hockey games. It’s built to accrue picks, like Questlove’s hair or Tenacious D. My...

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