March 11 2015 02:38PM
Recently we reviewed the individual talent levels of forwards for the Vancouver Canucks and found the Canucks are fairly evenly distributed amongst 1st to 4th line talent with a slight bottom heavy edge. This makes sense as the Canucks are a middling possession team leaning towards the bottom of the pack.
To further our analysis of the offensive production of this team we use an idea that is blatantly stolen from our good friends at Jets Nation. We look at the offensive and possession values of the most common line combinations for the Canucks.
Continue past the jump to see how Canucks' lines have been performing.
March 11 2015 09:00AM
We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.
Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!
March 10 2015 11:00AM
Back on the usual Monday/Tuesday schedule, Garret and Rhys try to talk about how injuries have affected the Canucks and Jets and their upcoming schedules and playoff chances, but get sidetracked and discuss why plus/minus is terrible instead, among other fun things. There's also some good old prospectin' too, so join us on the other side of the jump!
March 10 2015 09:00AM
Last night (or early this morning to be more accurate) while spinning my wheels on a post about how wonderful Chris Tanev is, I got caught up in taking a look back at fringe obscure Canucks to see how they performed at the very beginning of the Behindthenet era.
Had we been around to whine about fancystats back then, were there any guys that would've been fancystats darlings? How about guys that were so horrible they would've made Luca Sbisa look like a good player? Join us after the jump as we take a trip down memory lane and look at three former Canucks through the lens of fancystats.
March 09 2015 11:45PM
That was actually an impressive turtle shell defense by Maroon pic.twitter.com/d1xzxVjVyW— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) March 10, 2015
As the saying goes: you have to be good to be lucky. For the second consecutive contest against a Californian team, the Vancouver Canucks found themselves on the favorable side of that adage, stealing a home contest against the Anaheim Ducks 2-1. Despite being outplayed for the vast majority of tonight's contest, hemorrhaging shots and scoring chances alike for the first 50-minutes, opportunistic play from Vancouver's youngsters and a stonewall performance from Eddie Lack were enough to drag the Canucks to victory.
Lets break it all down on the other side of the jump.