Morning Headshots: April 1st

J.D. Burke
April 01 2014 10:36AM

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It 'twas the early morning of the Canucks Army Rally and not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, blah blah blah. Sugar plums and all that jazz. In all seriousness though, that little bit about you creatures not stirring couldn't have been further from the truth. There's plenty of great content from the Canucks blogosphere and below I'll do my best to showcase it.

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The Dan Cloutier era

Cam Charron
March 31 2014 08:56PM

Now Dellow has done it. That darned Toronto lawyer has gone and posted possession data from 1997 to 2007, which is excellent if you want to kill a few hours and/or scream loudly about how things went for Vancouver in the early 2000s.

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Salvaging the Season: Getting Something out of the Remaining Six Games

J.D. Burke
March 31 2014 12:22PM

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In what has essentially been a lost season - be it self-inflicted, or by injuries, or some sort of combination of everything - the Vancouver Canucks and their increasingly disinterested fanbase now find themselves struggling to grasp at straws for some semblance of a silver lining to close out the 2013-14 campaign. 

Having plummeted from the middle of the Western Conference’s pack, where the playoffs seemed in reach, to the dregs and halfway back again, the Canucks are now left in no man’s land. They find themselves with less than a 0.5% chance of making the playoffs, according to www.SportsClubStats.com

Conversely, the Canucks sudden bout of regression and emergence from PDO-Hell have moved them further from the draft lottery than most fans would like (and have been hoping ever since the playoffs started to slip away). In short: this club is inching dangerously close to entering full-Calgary Flames territory. You never want to go full-Calgary Flames.

But as is always the case, we here at Canucks Army try our very best to avoid catering to the alarmist sensibilities of the petulant section of fans. And in doing so, today I will try to bring three ways for the Canucks to get something out of these final six games. It's not much, but it's something..

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Canucks Army Postgame: Nail, Meet Coffin

Rhys Jessop
March 30 2014 12:20AM

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Hey, at least it wasn't 9-1.

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Canucks Army GDT #76 - Ducks @ Canucks

Dimitri Filipovic
March 29 2014 02:23PM

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In theory, the Anaheim Ducks are hardly the fearsome opponent that they'd appear to be on paper based on their sparkling 47-18-8 record this season. They've been a prime regression candidate (much like Vancouver's most recent opponent) for a while now, and it appears to be starting to catch up to them. 

They've won just 5 of their 12 games in March, with a handful of performances ranging from uninspiring to downright worrisome mixed in there. Heck, they just most recently had all sorts of difficulties with their swing through the province of Alberta, which isn't exactly known for its stellar hockey product these days.

But for whatever reason they appear to be a team that gives these Vancouver Canucks all sorts of fits this year, having beaten them all 3 times they've faced off. It's not so much that they've won all of those meetings, though. Moreso it's that they've humbled them in a bad way; including both a 9-1 rout and the worst possession game of the season for the Canucks.

Fourth time's the charm? I mean, at this point basically just showing up to the arena would be an improvement on their past showings against the Ducks in 2014 to-date.

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