March 12 2015 11:41PM
*sigh* pic.twitter.com/ovkBr7EpXR— CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) March 13, 2015
When it comes to the bullies of the Western Conference, there aren't many that the Canucks can't keep up with. As frustrating as they can be against lesser competition - having developed a penchant for playing down to weaker opponents levels - the Canucks have been equal parts resilient against the powerhouses of the NHL on more nights than not. Save for one club: the Los Angeles Kings. The Canucks have one win in their last eight contest with the Kings, and have been outscored 9-25.
The Canucks built on this run of ineptitude with another uninspiring effort, dropping a 4-0 loss to the Kings at Rogers Arena. It wasn't the most lively of contests, but we'll break down what little they gave us, on the other side of the jump.
March 12 2015 02:11PM
Vancouver continues their homestand on Thursday night, playing host to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are currently sitting on the outside looking in to the playoffs and are getting desperate for wins, but given their strong underlying numbers and history of success when the going gets tough, they still represent Vancouver's most likely opponent in round one of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Read past the jump for a look at tonight's potential playoff preview.
March 12 2015 11:00AM
At best, the Canucks played okay hockey this week but why pay attention to scoring chances when you can pay attention to friendship? The Canucks did a great job of being pals this week. Good hearts before zone starts!
March 12 2015 09:00AM
With the trade deadline come and gone, the next real chance for Canucks general manager Jim Benning will have to significantly alter his roster and shape the future of the Vancouver Canucks is at the NHL draft in late June. A self-professed scout at heart, Benning has been making his way around the various arenas of the WHL in recent weeks, having a look at this year's crop of draft-eligible talent.
Since "Jim Benning takes in a WHL game" has become something of a re-occurring storyline of late, we've decided to make a series out of it. Every time Benning is sighted at a junior hockey game, we'll let you know who he was likely there to watch. Up first: North Vancouver's own and current Prince George Cougars centreman and leading scorer Jansen Harkins.
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.