Winning the Wrong Games

The Canucks are 2-8-1 against the Northwest Division.  That’s their most important division to play against as they play 32 games against those opponents this year.

That puts 64 points up in the air for the taking.

A 2-8-1 record leaves them with only 5 of a possible 22 points.  OUCH!

The team plays most of their games this month against the NW division, and so far it’s still not looking good despite their recent increase in goals.  It’s not so much that they’re winning some games right now, but more that their winning the wrong games.

They are 2-2 in their last 4 games.  In this order:

Loss vs. Edmonton
Win vs. Carolina
Loss vs. Calgary
Win vs. Phoenix.

Phoenix and Carolina will not play into the mix when it comes to the final playoff positions for the Canucks, so lets ignore them right now.

Edmonton has 34 points today, while Calgary is sitting with 33.  The Canucks are right behind (albeit with more games played) at 31.

If the Canucks had wins against Edmonton and Calgary and losses to Carolina and Phoenix, they’d still be at 31 points.

But Edmonton would only have 32 points and Calgary would be tied with the Canucks at 31.

Wouldn’t that be nice.

There are still 42 points out their against Northwest Division teams.  It’s time the Canucks help themselves out a bit and starting winning the right games.

The Chief Canuck

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3 Comments on “Winning the Wrong Games”

  1. Coco Says:

    Hey Chief,
    Just wanted to know your thoughts or if you heard that Sidney Crosby is now the leading scorer in the NHL? BYE 🙂
    The canucks could learn something from such a young INEXPERIENCED player…Colin would like to know if the canucks have even made that many points this year in the season hehe. BYE 🙂

  2. Sid the Kid got 6 points last night against an anemic Philly team. He’s not even 20 years old, that’s pretty awesome stuff.

    Crosby is super talented and from a really young age has played and acted like a seasoned pro hockey player.

    You can’t teach hockey sense. Look at Jan Bulis, lotsof skill, but no hockey sense. he’s usually standing there watching the play, then trying to skate back into the right position. Crosby knows where to go to get the puck, and has the skill to finish it off.

    That’s the difference.

  3. […] few weeks ago I wrote a post on the fact that the Canucks were winning all the wrong games.  At that point, they had lost […]

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