Zack Kassian: 'I don't even know what the hell is going on'

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 05:18PM

Miscast Vancouver Canucks power forward Zack Kassian is confused,  and rightly so.

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Nation Network Power Rankings: St. Louis is No. 2, Maple Leafs slide to 26

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 10:38AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: All-Star Break Edition

Thomas Drance
January 26 2015 11:48AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Why Ryan Miller Needs to Be the Back-up More Often

Thomas Drance
December 16 2014 04:30PM

The writers at this site savaged Vancouver's new management team when - on July 1, 2014 - freshly minted Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning plunged head first into the free agent market to hand out a three-year, $18-million contract to aging unrestricted free agent goaltender Ryan Miller.

I didn't hate the deal quite so much at the time. Having watched Eddie Lack break down towards the tail end of last season, I didn't think it was wise for the club to to dole him out a workhorse starter's workload. Looking over Jakob Markstrom's numbers over the past few seasons at the NHL-level, meanwhile, I didn't think he was a particularly good bet to credibly spell Lack for 30-35 NHL games.

But Ryan Miller is struggling. Plain and simple, he's struggling to the extreme. Let's take a closer look on the other side of the jump.

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Capital Offense - Canucks' Power-Play lights up D.C.

Thomas Drance
December 02 2014 10:35PM

In a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday the Vancouver Canucks scored enough to bail out a shaky goaltending performance from Ryan Miller, who requested the game specifically from head coach Willie Desjardins. 

Miller's shaky outings have been all-too common this season, but at least the "out-scoring iffy goatlending" thing is a huge relief for those of us who watched the Canucks stagger through the 2013-14 season. So don't look a gift win in the mouth, I say!

Read on past the jump for more.

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