March 12 2015 11:00AM
At best, the Canucks played okay hockey this week but why pay attention to scoring chances when you can pay attention to friendship? The Canucks did a great job of being pals this week. Good hearts before zone starts!
March 12 2015 09:00AM
With the trade deadline come and gone, the next real chance for Canucks general manager Jim Benning will have to significantly alter his roster and shape the future of the Vancouver Canucks is at the NHL draft in late June. A self-professed scout at heart, Benning has been making his way around the various arenas of the WHL in recent weeks, having a look at this year's crop of draft-eligible talent.
Since "Jim Benning takes in a WHL game" has become something of a re-occurring storyline of late, we've decided to make a series out of it. Every time Benning is sighted at a junior hockey game, we'll let you know who he was likely there to watch. Up first: North Vancouver's own and current Prince George Cougars centreman and leading scorer Jansen Harkins.
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.
March 11 2015 09:00AM
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!
March 10 2015 11:00AM
Back on the usual Monday/Tuesday schedule, Garret and Rhys try to talk about how injuries have affected the Canucks and Jets and their upcoming schedules and playoff chances, but get sidetracked and discuss why plus/minus is terrible instead, among other fun things. There's also some good old prospectin' too, so join us on the other side of the jump!