March 18 2012 02:38PM
(Image via CP)
On St. Patrick's Day, a hockey game was played between the Vancouver Canucks and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The day after St. Patrick's Day, a hockey writer watched the game, wrote a few numbers down, and saw that the home team scored more goals than the away team. Daniel Sedin had two of them, David Booth had another, and Alex Edler had a very pretty one.
For a little bit of extra analysis, some numbers and the Statistical Three Stars and Goats, click past the jump.
March 18 2012 11:09AM
After another glorious victory over the sinking Calgary Flames, there was little else to do Saturday but sit back and gloat. Oh, and talk about Oilers prospects, advanced analytics and...
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March 17 2012 02:58PM
Baumer's boys need to rebound on their coming road trip
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
Wednesday was a very frustrating loss for the Crimson and Gold, as they fired 39 shots in a 3-1 loss to Peoria.
Read past the jump for more!
March 17 2012 11:20AM
Of late the Canucks are reeling. Or, more accurately, they're mired in a minor losing streak punctuated by defensive breakdowns, and general indifference. Results aside, the team has played a much better possession game since the trade deadline, and I'd argue that they've been better over the past two weeks than they were in January for example (when they were winning every game, but playing really brutal hockey).
If the Canucks can stop giving up odd-man rushes by the dozen, they'll be fine, and a game against the league's worst team on Hockey Night in Canada should be a good opportunity to turn things around. Though the defensive play has been spotty, Roberto Luongo's McSofty coupon book (2-for-1 special!) has also been wide open over the past couple of weeks. He'll be on the bench tonight, as the Canucks look to get off the Schneid with Schneider between the pipes.
For a more detailed preview, underlying numbers and the three keys to the game click past the jump!
March 16 2012 02:24PM
You remember back in late January when it was presumed that Manny Malhotra had lost his job to then-Canuck Cody Hodgson due to an outbreak in scoring by the rookie accompanied by a marginal increase in ice time. Our friend Jonathan Willis had some fun with this notion, reinforcing that nothing had changed with the way that Malhotra was deployed, or the quality of his play, at any point during the run.
Well, now it has. Malhotra sat out the last game against the Phoenix Coyotes. While he wasn't a healthy scratch, there's reason to believe that, in the near future he could be.
Read past the jump to find out who may have taken Manny's job!