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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Extrapolation Edition

The Vancouver Canucks have played 8 games, or basically 10% of their 82-game regular season schedule. While it’s not the best sample size, it’s a sample size nonetheless. More importantly, it makes for some easy math that I can do without a calculator. Now, no one in his/her right mind would suggest that by simply multiplying all of the Canucks’ stats so far by 10 that we’d come up with accurate season-end predictions. But I’m going to do it anyway. Thus, ahead of game #9 – here a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm.   Will the Canucks make...

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Canucks Haiku: Unleashing the Power of the 5-7-5

I’ve always appreciated a good haiku. Maybe it’s because I’m half-Japanese (Imoo – pronounced “E-mo” and not “I-moo” – is a Japanese name). Or perhaps it’s because it’s a relatively easy poem to write with its simple structure of 17 syllables broken into lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Regardless, the haiku has always resonated with me.

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Player of the Week: Radim Vrbata

The Canucks are only two games into the 2014-15 NHL season, and newcomer Radim Vrbata’s presence has been huge already. Vrbata scored the game winner in a 4-2 tilt against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 8th and notched another goal and an assist three nights later against the Edmonton Oilers on home ice.

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Out of Town Notebook: Caps The Contender That Never Was

One game does not represent an entire NHL season.   But Washington’s 5-0 loss to Carolina Monday night was another of the growing number of nails being hammered into the coffin laying rest to the Washington Capitals – 2011-12 edition. Make no mistake, this Washington team is taking after Monty Python’s dead parrot – it’s bereft of life, destined to rest in peace. And to think just 24 months ago this was a team destined to transform and dominate the NHL landscape. There are two reasons why the juggernaut Washington Capitals of 2009-10 have transformed into a Cinderella-sized pumpkin.  ...

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