The Good, The Bad, and the NHL Heroes and Villains

Marda Miller
February 09 2012 01:38PM

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Uh oh – when was the last report on Sidney Crosby’s status? Will the Blackhawks acquire a new goalie before the playoffs? Will Raffi Torres cry when he returns to Vancouver as a Coyote on Monday? Hockey is a world where nothing is for certain; except a yes, in answer to that last question.

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Game #54 Preview - They Don't Play These Games on Paper

Cam Davie
February 09 2012 12:18PM


A lovely scene from the Canucks last win at Xcel, almost a year ago.
Mikael Samuelsson scored and the Canucks had 14 total shots.
(Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Image)

Game Day Recon: Game #54 - Canucks @ Wild

As the saying goes, they don't play these games on paper. If they did, this game would be an absolute blowout for the Vancouver Canucks. They lead, if not dominate, in every relevant statistical category over the Minnesota Wild, and their underlying numbers are far superior as well...

Sadly, they DON'T play these games on paper. And that's a good thing for the Wild, because they are beating the odds and have actually won enough hockey games to remains in the top-8 in the West. For now.

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21 Overtime Salute for Canucks Who Refuse to Lose in OT

Jeff Paterson
February 09 2012 10:29AM


Ebbett celebrates an GWG in OT against San Jose in December. The Canucks haven't lost in OT in a calender year.

21 and counting. That’s what the Vancouver Canucks streak is up to in regular-season games without an overtime loss. Oh sure, until recently, there have been more than a few shootout setbacks along the way. But the Vancouver Canucks are – and have been for a while now – bulletproof in regular season overtimes.

Read more about the team's incredible streak after break!

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Shootout Math: Applications of QualCLUTCH

Cam Charron
February 09 2012 07:18AM


Alex Edler upsets the ladies with his shootout prowess.

You've probably noticed but four of the last five games the Vancouver Canucks have played have been settled in a shootout. This isn't necessarily horrible, at least the home team has been picking up points. They're also giving us more to fret about over the last week or so than any discussion about obnoxious tie games and how they're ruining hockey, so there's that too.

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Headshots February 8th

Cam Davie
February 08 2012 03:01PM

You gotta feel good for Byron Bitz after two hellish years of surgery and recovery.
You gotta feel bad for the "professional" photog who took this picture. Seriously, centre the damn thing!
(Photo from AP Photo/Mike Strasinger)

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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