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Canucks Review and Preview: February 21 to February 27, 2011 1

Canucks Review and Preview: February 21 to February 27, 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 60 GP, 38-13-9, 85 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference) Who’s Hot After going 7 games without recording a point, Raffi Torres has 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 4 games. Baby Beluga hasn’t been consistent this year, but he is showing signs of life in his last few games. Although he doesn’t put up huge numbers, he works hard every shift and gets the team going, when needed, with...

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Slump Busted 1

Slump Busted

It’s amazing what difference one game makes. At this time yesterday, all the talk was about the Canucks’ 4 losses in a row, their 6 losses in 8 games, and the double-digit scoring slumps some of their forwards were in. Despite the rain, this morning already seems brighter. With their 7-1 win, the Canucks became the first team in the Western Conference to hit the 30-win mark this season. They also increased their Western Conference lead on the Detroit Red Wings to 5 points, and are once again tied with the Philadelphia Flyers with the most points in the NHL...

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Ask Katie About the Canucks: How Do You Bump a Slump? 1

Ask Katie About the Canucks: How Do You Bump a Slump?

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@canucksgirl44)] Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com The Canucks are finishing the month of January at a less-than-inspiring L10 record of 4-2-4, a bit of a slump compared to how they began the New Year (7-0-3). Shootout woes, the injury bug and scoring slumps have been plaguing the team for most of the past month. After a month of near perfection and little to complain about, suddenly many fans finally...

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Canucks work with Skills Coach, hope to bump scoring slump 0

Canucks work with Skills Coach, hope to bump scoring slump

Kristin Reid just tweeted that some of the snakebitten Canucks – Mason Raymond, Jeff Tambellini, Alex Burrows and Tanner Glass – are working with Skills Coach Glenn Carnegie. That’s probably good news for you poolies out there. It’s been a tough stretch of games for what is one of the NHL’s highest-scoring teams. Since a 6-1 pounding of the Edmonton Oilers on January 7th, the Canucks have lost 5 of 7 games, including their last 3 games, and have been shut out twice. The good news is, they’ve managed to earn points loser points along the way and have somehow...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 4 Avalanche (OT) 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 4 Avalanche (OT)

[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.] Give the Canucks credit for showing up to play this one. After a horrendous outing in Minnesota exposed their tired road legs, the excuses for a second consecutive poor performance were readymade. Instead, the Canucks vehemently defied the wishes of their bodies in Colorado, and kept up with the speedy...

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Canucks Review and Preview: January 17 to January 23, 2011 0

Canucks Review and Preview: January 17 to January 23, 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 44 GP, 29-9-6, 64 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference) Who’s Hot Alex Edler is starting to cement his place as one of the good, young defensemen in the NHL. He has been a workhorse, averaging over 25 minutes of ice-time per game in the first 3 games of this road trip and over 24 minutes of ice-time per game this season. Despite the extended ice-time, he’s been very reliable and hasn’t...

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Canucks Midseason Marks: The Top Six Forwards 0

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,...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 1 -2 Red Wings (SO) 0

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...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 3 Sharks 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 3 Sharks

[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 came into San Jose to play their third road game in four nights. Unbeaten in five, and expected to be dog-tired, there was a sense among Canuck nation that a loss to San Jose was as inevitable as the extraplanar robots that chase down lawbreakers. The Sharks came...

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Tambellini has earned his spot 5

Tambellini has earned his spot

Since Jeff Tambellini got called up the numbers have spoken for themselves. After playing 180 career games in the NHL between the Kings and Islanders he started the season on the Canucks farm team. He hadn’t found his fit in Long Island and was looking to make the Canucks roster. Who knew adding a little speed alongside Alberta native was all it took? With the purest wrist shot this city has seen since Markus Naslund (we can start the Tambellini-Kesler wrist shot debate another day), Tambellini has stepped up to earn a spot on this team that already had good...

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