September 25 2011 10:56AM
Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.
September 25 2011 12:08AM
This week you can tell that The Nation Network really is starting to grow. Columnists from The Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Sun all weigh in during this week's episode and there is even time to laugh - er take a look at - the Calgary Flames roster in this here 2011-12 preseason.
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September 24 2011 11:15PM
Jensen shrugs, while Tanev flashes his megawatt smile. Photo credit: Steve Bosch PNG.
The Canucks preseason lineups are getting pretty hilarious. With the exception of Ballard, Sturm, Tanev, Lapierre and Schneider - everyone else the Canucks dressed on Saturday night is fighting for a role on the NHL roster. Whereas the team was able to pull of a victory against a superior squad on Thursday against Edmonton, their "AHL lineup" caught up with the team in a big way Saturday night against Anaheim - as they fell 4-1.
September 23 2011 03:43PM
Looks like the Canucks are going to great lengths to restrain Alex Burrows from gnawing on anybody this pre-season.
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September 23 2011 02:15PM
When I saw the lineup for the Canucks pre-season game on Tueday, Cody Hodgson's linemates made me go "Huh?". I mean, Mike Duco and Viktor Oreskovich? Really? Nothing against these fine upstanding gentlemen but they don't exactly set the world on fire offensively. I said on twitter that AV is straight up trolling Cody Hodgson at this point. I reaiize that AV played Cody a bunch last night, and had him on the ice for important faceoffs and all that good stuff so perhaps this trolling suggestion is a little passé. Regardless, here are 10 ways AV will troll Cody Hodgson this season: