October 25 2014 01:44PM
I'm not saying that it was a bad week for the Canucks, but the highlight may have been Zack Kassian's moment of brilliance saving the Canucks from paying for their bad change. The "it's not fun to be a Canuck" narrative has certainly been a strong one this week, but when it is not?
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October 25 2014 09:45AM
The Fantasy Minute is a quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy low-sell high candidates for the week. (Based on 12 team leagues)
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October 25 2014 09:04AM
Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.
October 24 2014 10:55PM
It isn't news that the Colorado Avalanche are in tough this season. Despite an impressive GoalsFor% north of 53% last year, the Avs underlying numbers told the story of a club that was benefiting from favourable bounces at all ends of the ice. Their combined sh% and sv% at even strength made for an unsustainable PDO well north of the mean 1000.
Those factors made the Avalanche a poster boy for regression heading into this season. In large part, they have been. Small samples have driven the needle several ticks below expected percentages though and it seemed reasonable to expect them to bounce back. And oh, how they did against our beloved Vancouver Canucks.
Whether it was regression to the mean, some of Colorado's newer and more legal NOT marijuana related attractions or a combination of both, Vancouver left the Pepsi Center a disheveled shell of their former selves of last night. I'm not saying the Canucks embarrassed themselves, but the final score was 7-3 and they gave up almost 50 shots.
More on the other side of the jump!
October 24 2014 03:39PM
After a 4-1 win against the flu-ravaged St. Louis Blues last night, the Canucks are back in action this evening as they take on the slumping Colorado Avalanche at 6:00 PM PST. With travel last night, there isn't much to report in terms of Canucks news, and we're not even sure who's going to start in the Vancouver goal at the time of this writing (though it should be Eddie Lack).
Read past the jump for a look at the Canucks and their opponents ahead of tonight's old Northwest Division showdown.