GDR #73 - Coyotes @ Canucks

Cam Davie
March 18 2011 10:04AM

  Kesler better not lurk in the faceoff circle today. They need him to BOMB IT!
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

Game Day Recon #73 - Coyotes @ Canucks

Mike Gillis has done a fantastic job building the depth for the defense. And that work paid off this year, as the Canucks have been decimated on their blueline, with every top 8 defensemen missing time this year due to injury.

Now they face a tough test of their offensive depth, as Manny Malhotra is out indefinitely with an eye injury. Malhotra has some big faceoff-winning shoes to fill. Who will fill those shoes?

We'll find out for the first time tonight, as the Canucks host the Coyotes and play their first game this year without their leading faceoff man.

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GAME #72 SCORING CHANCES: Avalanche @ Canucks, MAR. 16/11 (4-2 WIN)

Thomas Drance
March 16 2011 10:48PM

 Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21053

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March 16 2011 12:30PM

The average NFL team is worth a billion dollars and every single team is profitable. The Superbowl is regularly the most watched TV show of the year - if not the history of television. So of course they are going on strike and are running the risk of having to lose part or potentially all of a season of football.

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GDR #72 - Avalanche @ Canucks

Cam Davie
March 16 2011 11:05AM

  NOT UP IN HERE! (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America)

Game Day Recon #72 - Avalanche @ Canucks

The Canucks have won 6 straight. The Avs have lost 8 straight. The Canucks are first in the league and doing their best to stay there. The Avs are looking at a lottery pick and a REALLY good one, at that. The Avs perennial Canuck killer, Milan Hejduk, is out of the lineup and they have Brian Elliott in net.

All things are pointing to a Canucks blowout tonight. So will the Canucks actually put a division rival out of its misery, or will they phone this one in? In years past, they'd have phoned this one in, but this year the Canucks have been a little more ruthless.

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Homegrown Beauties

Cam Davie
March 15 2011 10:52AM

Photograph by: Steve Bosch, PNG files

My daughter started her first year of hockey this season. She has a growing interest in the Canucks, and even chose #17 for her jersey because she likes Ryan Kesler. She's a smart girl. The other day, my budding superstar asked me a great question. "How many of the Canucks have only ever played for the Canucks?". I started adding them up and it turns out that there are quite a few.

Is this the reason for the Canucks success this year?

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