Vancouver Canucks Donate 1,000 Tickets to Abbotsford Senior Secondary

J.D. Burke
November 12 2016 03:38PM

According to a Glocal News Vancouver report, the Vancouver Canucks are donating 1,000 tickets to Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.

The move comes a week after a double-stabbing at Abbotsford Senior which left one student dead and another injured. The Canucks were in the midst of a six-game eastern swing at the time. Sunday's game against the Dallas Stars marks the first opportunity to invite the grieving students, and to the Canucks' credit, they used it accordingly.

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Iain MacIntyre Talks Analytics; I'm Confused?

J.D. Burke
November 12 2016 01:45PM

The Canucks don't have a lot going for them. This much is evident. They're the league's most impotent offence, and they haven't been particularly stout in the defensive zone either.

By raw, goal-based metrics, the Canucks are arguably the league's worst team. They're scoring 1.9 goals per game, good for 30th in the league. In spite of out this world goaltending, they're surrendering 2.9 goals per game, too, good for 21st. You don't have to dig deep for evidence of this team's shortcomings.

I wouldn't dispatch of that spade just yet, though. According to The Vancouver Sun's Iain MacIntyre, there are metrics which reflect a Canucks team that's played well of late... I think?

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DANGLE THIS WEEK: TEARS FOR FRANKIE

Steve Dangle
November 11 2016 06:12PM

When I'm not crying about Frank Corrado, I write here once per week.

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Connor McDavid hasn't scored for a while now but his three-assist performance against the Penguins was a great statement despite the loss.

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Dispatches From the Waiver Wire: Seth Griffith, Jakub Nakladal & Someone Else

J.D. Burke
November 11 2016 04:29PM

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It's Remembrance Day, sure, but that hasn't stopped NHL executives from trimming fat from the outside of their rosters.

According to Renaud Lavoie, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes placed a player apiece on the waiver wire.

As the title alludes, there are two players among the three worthy of consideration. One more so than the other, too. Let's unpack what each brings and why the Canucks would be wise to place a claim on either.

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Canucks Army Roundtable: Next in Line

Matthew Henderson
November 11 2016 03:46PM

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After a far from ideal start to the season, it's no surprise that the hot seat seems to be getting warmer for Canucks coach Willie Desjardins. Many don't expect him to last the season, and even if he does he won't last the off-season for sure. It seems the heir to the coaching gig will be Utica Comets coach Travis Green who was nearly lost in the off-season to a few teams (notably Anaheim) that brought Green in for an interview. However, the Canucks may not want to pry Green for Utica mid-season to steer this ship. Perhaps they'd want to go with an experienced coach instead of a rookie next season, who knows. Doug Jarvis, recent assistant coach acquisition, is rumoured to be considered for the interim spot, despite the fact he has never been a head coach in the NHL. He's a long-time assistant, though, and he would be fine in the role.

With that in mind, I asked our writers what they would do about the situation. Here's what they said.

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