Canucks Year in Review: Yannick Weber

J.D. Burke
July 14 2015 12:07PM

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The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There's plenty of meat left on these bones and with the draft and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the first half of the Canucks-Swiss equation, Yannick Weber. Otherwise known as, the consolation Weber.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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What does WAR suggest about the 2015-16 Canucks?

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July 14 2015 09:03AM

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Since the dawn of hockey analytics, there has been a goal of summarizing the total value of an individual player's contribution into a single number. The team at war-on-ice.com has made significant advancements in this area over the past year, culminating in the introduction of their Goals Against Replacement, or GAR, metric. 

GAR incorporates most of the key quantitative metrics we know to be of value including, faceoffs, penalties drawn/taken, and various shot metrics in different game states in order to calculate how many goals a player's efforts would contribute to a team versus a replacement level player. You can read more about the background of this stat in their blog here

The team at War On Ice was nice enough to let me play around with the data, in the context of what we can expect from the 2015-16 Canucks. Let's get into that after the jump.

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Canucks Year in Review: Jannik Hansen

J.D. Burke
July 12 2015 01:41PM

The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There's plenty of meat left on these bones and with the draft and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the one they call Sir Jannik Dransen Hansen.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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Alex Grenier Re-Signs & Other Prospect Tidbits

Josh W
July 11 2015 10:00AM

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A number of recent minor moves have been made on the prospect side of the Canucks franchise. While nothing major has happened it is worth noting these transactions as the Utica Comets prepare for their next season.  The biggest news of the day was the re-signing of Alexandre Grenier, one of the most improved players down in Utica, who looks like he might make the Vancouver Canucks this upcoming season.

Continue past the jump to learn some of smaller moves that have occurred.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 10 2015 06:30AM

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Canucks front office moves, the Leafs re-sign Martin Marincin, the Oilers take Justin Schultz to arbitration, the Flames cap crunch and more in this week's Roundup.

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