Circumstances Mounting Against a Return to the Post-Season

J.D. Burke
February 07 2015 03:30PM

The Vancouver Canucks' hot start, which saw them competing neck-and-neck with the Anaheim Ducks for the division lead in the earlier parts of the season, seemed enough to all but guarantee a playoff berth. The underlying numbers were far from flattering and Ryan Miller's play at times abysmal, but the torrid scoring pace of the Canucks three third-lines was enough to mask these deficiencies on a nightly basis. 

It's been a complete reversal of fortunes since. From about December onward, the Canucks secondary scoring has all but disappeared. In that stretch, the Canucks are 11-12-2. A team that had begun the season winning in spite of their netminder has since relied on him. And when Miller isn't going, things get ugly. 

I'm becoming less convinced that this club can keep their head above water as the season winds down. Lets take a look at why on the other side of the jump.

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Canucks Army GDT #51 - Canucks vs. Penguins

That's Offside!
February 07 2015 01:24PM


After dropping their last game by a disappointing 5-1 score to the San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks wrap up their home stand tonight against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens enter the night having won two games in a row and sitting atop the Metropolitan division, but their lead is tenuous at best, so they'll surely be motivated to put forth a strong effort tonight.

Read past the jump for a preview.

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Canucks Monthly Player Grades, Defensemen, February 2015

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February 06 2015 06:42PM

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With over half the season in the books, it's time to take a quick look back at how each individual player on the Canucks has performed so far. Read past the jump for Canucks Army's player grades for the season up to January 31st, 2015.

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Canucks Monthly Player Grades - Forwards, February 2015

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February 06 2015 04:30PM

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With over half the season in the books, it's time to take a quick look back at how each individual player on the Canucks has performed so far. Read past the jump for Canucks Army's player grades for the season up to January 31st, 2015.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
February 06 2015 02:30PM


NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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