Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 8: Deadline Dealings

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March 07 2015 05:55PM

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Between their usual ramblings, Garret and Rhys somehow find time to discuss Monday's NHL trade deadline. Join us after the jump to listen!

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How Vancouver's Penalty Kill Has Missed Edler and Tanev

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March 05 2015 03:00PM

For much of the year the Vancouver Canucks have killed penalties with the ruthlessness one might expect of the Tilikum on their sweater.

Vancouver's 4-on-5 play has been a major strength of the club this season. While the Sedins have been super proficient on the power play, the rest of the team has brought Vancouver down to about average. Needless to say the Canucks' 5-on-5 play has left something to be desired, as the team has been both out-scored and out-possessed at even strength.

An elite penalty kill has helped Vancouver keep their goals against down and their total goal differential in the positive side of the ledger all season, and this was largely thanks to their top defensive tandem of Alex Edler and Chris Tanev. Yet with the Canucks allowing only two power-play goals against in their last 10 games, has their absence really had any influence on the Canucks' penalty killing? Read past the jump to find out.

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Canucks Trade Deadline 2015: Jim Benning Speaks; What it all Means

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March 02 2015 07:01PM

After Monday's trade deadline passed and news broke that the Canucks had acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames, Jim Benning met the Vancouver media to take questions on the busy-but-uneventful day that was.

Join us on the other side of the jump to go over what Benning said, what it all means to us, and some final reflections as we enter the stretch drive.

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First Look: Canucks Acquire Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames

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March 02 2015 03:18PM

Moments after Monday's NHL trade deadline had passed, Trader Jim pulled another prospect out of left field, trading Vancouver's second round pick in this year's NHL entry draft to the division rival Calgary Flames for young forward and 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft: Sven Baertschi. Baertschi seemed to have fallen out of favour with the Flames brass of late, as he never really received a fair shot under Bob Hartley after an extremely promising CHL and AHL career.

What kind of asset are the Canucks acquiring in Sven Baertschi? Is he another Linden Vey? What's the value of the pick they're giving up? Find out after the jump.

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Report: Canucks still gauging interest on Zack Kassian

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March 02 2015 11:49AM

In a bit of news that's surprising to absolutely no one paying attention, the Vancouver Canucks are reportedly still trying to move Zack Kassian, per TSN's Darren Drager.

Will they finally move the big winger? What will Jim Benning get for him? We'll have a look after the jump

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