Archive for October 2006

Canuck Fun with Stats

October 31, 2006

I never enjoyed a statistics course I’ve taken.

But every year, I do look forward to getting the newest media guide from the Vancouver Canucks to see what opportunities are out their for the current players to make their permanenet mark on the team with their statistics.

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Scoring Woes II

October 29, 2006

In response to the many articles written in local media today, after a supposed coming out party of the second line, I need to reinforce my viewpoints on the scoring, chemistry, and discipline issues with the Vancouver Canucks.

And Saturday night’s game between Washington & Edmonton did that for me.  Here’s how.

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Second Line Woes

October 28, 2006

I’ve said consistently that Naslund should not have been playing with the Sedins, and be put back with Morrison to help create a dynamic second line.  It’s a similar approach to how they handle Alfredsson in Ottawa.

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Game File 12: Canucks 3 Capitals 2 (SO)

October 28, 2006

The Good

An impressive effort from the home team tonight at the garage.  Often the first game back from a road trip can be one of dissapointment due solely because of a lack of effort.  That that was not the case tonight.

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Game File 11: Canucks 5 Blackhawks 0

October 26, 2006

The Good

Taylor Pyatt is now on pace for 37 goals.   For the record, that’s four more than Carter got last year. 

And Cooke is now on pace for 7.  Even though he’s on the the third line, he needs to deliver at least 15 goals for this team this year.

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Game File 10: Canucks 1 Stars 2

October 24, 2006

The Good

There were a lot of shots on net, at one point outshooting the Stars by a margin of 15-5.  Eventually outshooting them 34-26.  Not only that, all four lines were putting a ton of pressure on the Dallas Stars with every shift. 

With this being their third game in four nights on the road, you would think that a let down in  effort may be coming.  But that didn’t happen tonight.

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Game File 9: Canucks 4 Predators 3 (OT)

October 22, 2006

The Good

Finally putting together two top lines as I had prescribed in the offseason.  I see that Vigneault is finally reading my blog.

Despite the fact that the local media had Bulis pegged to play with the Sedins.  That was never going to happen as I wrote when he signed here. 

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