Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – March 13th, 2015

Josh W
March 13 2015 10:00AM

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Courtesy: UticaComets.com

We are back with this week’s Comets Militia report, where we review all the latest in news, statistics, rumours, gossip and made up narratives regarding the Vancouver Canucks farm team: The Utica Comets.

The success of the week was at an average level, but nowhere near the level of success they saw the first three months on the season.  In three games the Comets played this week, including a back-to-back, Utica earned 3 of 6 points as they look towards their first Calder Cup playoffs berth.

Read past the jump to see what went down.

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Which Canucks Forward Lines Have Performed the Best?

Josh W
March 11 2015 02:38PM

Recently we reviewed the individual talent levels of forwards for the Vancouver Canucks and found the Canucks are fairly evenly distributed amongst 1st to 4th line talent with a slight bottom heavy edge.  This makes sense as the Canucks are a middling possession team leaning towards the bottom of the pack

To further our analysis of the offensive production of this team we use an idea that is blatantly stolen from our good friends at Jets Nation.  We look at the offensive and possession values of the most common line combinations for the Canucks.

Continue past the jump to see how Canucks' lines have been performing.

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Canucks Army Prospect Report - March 11th, 2015

Josh W
March 11 2015 09:00AM

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Courtesy: @KalamazooWings

We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.

Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – March 6th, 2015

Josh W
March 06 2015 02:03PM

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Courtesy: Lindsay A. Moggle

We are back with this week’s Comets Militia report, where we review all the latest in news, statistics, rumours, gossip and made up narratives regarding the Vancouver Canucks farm team: The Utica Comets.  It has not been a great week for the Comets as PDO has been hurting them; despite outshooting and out playing the opponents, their goaltending was not good enough and the Comets returned home with 2 of 8 points and as a result have seen them fall in the standings.

Read past the jump to see what went down.

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Do the Canucks Really Have 'Three Third Lines'?

Josh W
March 06 2015 09:00AM

Since the beginning of the season, it's often been mentioned that this Canucks team had three third lines.  The Sedins are still first liners, but Nick Bonino didn't seem like a typical second line centreman, while a promising rookie like Bo Horvat should possess more talent than your average 4th liner.  

But has this forecast turned out to be true?  Have the Canucks depth forwards all performed like third liners?  Continue past the jump as we evaluate the even-strength performance of all Canucks forwards thus far.

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