February 13 2017 09:00AM
The regular, non-novelty power rankings are back because the Canucks are actually interesting again. Bo Horvat is being Bo Horvat, the Sedins have a fun new linemate, and there are actually things to say about this team.
1. Bo Horvat:
Bo Horvat set a new career high with his seventeenth goal. He's also getting love from Hockey Night and giving Canucks fans a reason to smile. We love you, Bo.
#Canucks Horvat gets some love from Don Cherry: 'One of my favourite players'— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) February 12, 2017
2. Alex Burrows:
Alex Burrows has four points in his past two games and continues to look like a guy that any contending team would love to pick up at the trade deadline (depending on where the Canucks find themselves at that time). His finest moment, though, was getting under the skin of Sabres goalie Robin Lehner. No one does it better.
3. Markus Granlund:
The latest Sedin linemate, Granlund had two goals and two assists this week. And he's getting it done on the powerplay too. Markus and the twins - just like old times.
4. Michael Chaput:
Michael Chaput scored twice in one game and I can't not celebrate that. I'm so happy for him.
with his 2 tonight, #Canucks Chaput now leads Daniel 3-2 in goals since Xmas— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) February 13, 2017
5. Jannik Hansen:
This team missed Jannik Hansen and his energy so much. He is so great. Plus, he loves Bo Horvat as much as the rest of us.
Hansen on why he, Burrows and Horvat have been so effective: "Bo is Bo right now. He drives the bus."— Iain MacIntyre (@imacVanSun) February 13, 2017
6. Alex Edler:
Alex Edler had a goal and two assists this week and I don't remember him breaking even one stick. Nice work, Alex.
7. Ryan Miller:
Ryan Miller got scored on by two men named Miller this week, but he also posted a pretty nice shutout against the Blue Jackets and made some pretty nice saves this week:
Horvat at one end, Miller at the other. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pbqLsmCXMW— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) February 11, 2017
8. Troy Stecher:
Troy "Tony Stretcher" "Sparky" "King of Good Nicknames" Stecher had two gorgeous assists this week and showed off his dance moves too. Like a young Ben Hutton.
9. Daniel Sedin:
Daniel Sedin finally scored again this week. We missed the old Danne.
10. Loui Eriksson:
Remember that Tre Kronor Sedin-Sedin-Eriksson powerplay we heard about all offseason? Yeah.
11. Jacob Markstrom:
Jacob Markstrom won one game and lost the other and played well overall.
12. Jayson Megna:
The world is a strange place and sometimes Jayson Megna does really cool stuff.
13. Henrik Sedin:
Henrik Sedin had a relatively quiet week, but he's still out here being Henrik Sedin.
With his 2nd point tonight, Henrik Sedin has tied with Brian Propp for 84th in all-time NHL points (1004). #Canucks— Canucks Now (@CanucksNow) February 10, 2017
14. Nikita Tryamkin:
This week, Big Nikki showed Boone Jenner why you shouldn't mess with giants.
15. Ben Hutton:
Ben Hutton returned from injury this week and stumbled a bit. Despite this, he's picked up three assists this week. Nikita Tryamkin was very excited to have his small friend back.
16. Luca Sbisa:
Luca Sbisa, meanwhile, is loving life as a top-4 defenseman so much that he's trying to get Ben Hutton back on the injured reserve.
17. Chris Tanev:
Chris Tanev has looked a little worn out this week, but at least he made a new friend.
watson and tanev, holding each other for no apparent reason pic.twitter.com/WQowyfRwrM— Jason Botchford (@botchford) February 8, 2017
1 8. Brandon Sutter:
The most memorable thing Brandon Sutter did this week was play a shift that Bo Horvat should have played.
The Canucks were down a goal with a minute left, pulled the goalie, and had Brandon Sutter and Chris Tanev out there to tie this game.— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) February 11, 2017
19. Reid Boucher:
Last time we checked in with Reid Boucher, he wasn't getting ice time. Now, he's rolling with big guys on the second power play unit. Wild.
20. Jack Skille:
Jack Skille is struggling without his pal Brendan Gaunce. This play in particular was rough:
Jack Skille loses the race, then puts his stick down to block a pass and prays it looks like he's still providing some sort of defense pic.twitter.com/MdYDlWvUvk— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) February 11, 2017
21. Philip Larsen and Alex Biega:
These guys did not play this week because Ben Hutton is healthy.
22. Derek Dorsett, Erik Gudbranson, Anton Rodin:
These guys did not play this week because they are hurt.
23. Sven Baertschi:
Sven Baertschi got blindsided by Cody McLeod this week. McLeod did not get suspended and Baertschi did not get to keep playing.