Pacific War Room

Nation World HQ
October 25 2014 09:04AM


Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Regression be Damned!

J.D. Burke
October 24 2014 10:55PM

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It isn't news that the Colorado Avalanche are in tough this season. Despite an impressive GoalsFor% north of 53% last year, the Avs underlying numbers told the story of a club that was benefiting from favourable bounces at all ends of the ice. Their combined sh% and sv% at even strength made for an unsustainable PDO well north of the mean 1000.

Those factors made the Avalanche a poster boy for regression heading into this season. In large part, they have been. Small samples have driven the needle several ticks below expected percentages though and it seemed reasonable to expect them to bounce back. And oh, how they did against our beloved Vancouver Canucks.

Whether it was regression to the mean, some of Colorado's newer and more legal NOT marijuana related attractions or a combination of both, Vancouver left the Pepsi Center a disheveled shell of their former selves of last night. I'm not saying the Canucks embarrassed themselves, but the final score was 7-3 and they gave up almost 50 shots. 

More on the other side of the jump!

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Canucks Army GDT #7: Canucks @ Avalanche

Rhys Jessop
October 24 2014 03:39PM

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After a 4-1 win against the flu-ravaged St. Louis Blues last night, the Canucks are back in action this evening as they take on the slumping Colorado Avalanche at 6:00 PM PST. With travel last night, there isn't much to report in terms of Canucks news, and we're not even sure who's going to start in the Vancouver goal at the time of this writing (though it should be Eddie Lack).

Read past the jump for a look at the Canucks and their opponents ahead of tonight's old Northwest Division showdown.

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Cheers and Jeers - Oct. 24th, 2014

Thomas Drance
October 24 2014 01:49PM

Cheers and Jeers

It's Friday, the Canucks have earned a split on their current road trip, and now it's time for: "Cheers and Jeers!"

This regular feature was originally started by Canucks Army forefather Cam Davie during the 2011-12 hockey season. Now that I'm the old hand at this here Canucks hockey blog (that happened... quickly), I figure it's my turn to carry on tradition.

This week, on the other side of the jump, I give some props to Zack Kassian, NHL discipline, and our great country while showing a big thumbs down to the San Jose SharksShorks and Third Line Centre Brad Richardson.

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – October 24th, 2014

Josh W
October 24 2014 09:30AM


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Welcome to this week’s Comets Militia where we review all the action from the Utica Comets.  The year is continuing quite well for the Canucks AHL affiliate as they went 2-1 in the last week, and the success looks like it could continue for some time.  Should anything happen to the Canucks that causes lineup changes for the Comets they have capable ECHL depth ready to call on.

Read past the jump for all the latest analysis on the Utica Comets.

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