October 24 2011 10:08PM
The Following is a Special Report from Justin Morissette
Our friend Justin Morissetteis a freelance journalist in the Broadcast program at BCIT. Previously, he's been able to take CanucksArmy somewhere that we're rarely able go: into the bowels of the Rogers Arena. Yes, Justin Morissette has access, and tonight he brings us a CanucksArmy special report.
While it's easy to get caught up in the hype and hooplah over the latest Canuck, there are those who point to David Booth's chilly plus-minus as a reason to be wary of the former Panther's potential. But when the topic was broached at Canucks practice this morning, Alain Vigneault revealed something pretty interesting. According to the head-coach, the Canucks have an in-house method of chance counting that they value more highly than on-ice +/-.
Including audio from Coach V as well as Booth himself, Justin examines the potentially deeper implication of throwaway remarks on the team's in-house tracking of micro-stats. While this weekend's trade marks a major opportunity in Booth's career, it seems like his new team is eager to count his chances.
Justin Morissette is a freelance journalist, you can follow him on twitter here.