November 07 2016 04:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks opened the floodgates against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. At least in a relative sense.
While the three goals Vancouver scored on Saturday may not seem like much, for a club so goal-starved as the Canucks, it probably meant the world. The Canucks, as I'm sure you know, are off to the worst offensive start in franchise history, averaging just over 1.5 goals per game. For context, there isn't another team averaging fewer than two.
It's safe to assume that the Canucks are likely to suffer these ills going forward, too. Even with the added caveat that positive regression is inevitable. They're going to get their fair share of bounces eventually. Whether they can convert on enough of their chances to beat the opposition on a regular basis is another thing entirely.
November 07 2016 03:00PM
As a reader of Canucks Army, I was especially interested in the Benning Eye for the Stats Guy pieces MoneyPuck published.
When the Florida Panthers snagged MoneyPuck from Canucks Army and I joined in his stead, I promised that I'd carry the torch.
Which brings us to this year's edition of Benning Eye for the Stats Guy
November 07 2016 01:00PM
It has been 18 days since the Canucks last victory and things are looking bleak. The Canucks have no top pairing on defence, and their emotional leader, Jannik Hansen (seriously), is the latest Canuck to hit the IR.
On the bright side, I'm back on twitter! And today I'm answering questions as a guest host of the Monday Mailbag. Nice!
Let's get into it.
November 07 2016 11:00AM
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No sleep 'til Brooklyn.
Has everyone calmed down since Saturday night's shenanigans in Toronto? I would certainly hope not. Especially in light of Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly getting off free for late, questionable and downright dangerous hits. I hate to pull out the tinfoil, but...
It's a new day, though. Here we are, ready to watch the Canucks take on the New York Islanders. The Islanders are in a relatively similar spot to the Canucks in terms of the standings, but I doubt they've anywhere near as many storylines.
November 07 2016 09:27AM
With all the nastiness in Saturday's contest between the Canucks and Maple Leafs, it was no small miracle that everyone appeared to have left the game in one piece. That miracle appears too good to be true, though.
The Canucks placed Jannik Hansen on Injured Reserve and have called up Michael Chaput in his stead. Hansen joins a growing list of injured Canucks which already includes Anton Rodin, Alexander Edler and Chris Tanev.