5 Games the Canucks Won... But Shouldn't Have

Cam Davie
July 25 2011 10:10AM

This was Cory Schneider's first career shutout.
But should the Canucks have even won this game?! Uh, no.
(Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

Throughout every season, there are always games that a team should win but didn't. And there are always games that a team shouldn't win but they manage to squeak it out.

Today we look at the top 5 games that the Canucks should not have won, but managed to steal a win anyway.

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Is Mac-T a good fit for the Wolves?

Thomas Drance
July 25 2011 09:20AM

Though it looked like the hiring of Craig MacTavish as the head coach of the Canucks new AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves was imminent a week ago - it has still yet to occur. We chronicled the odd circumstances surrounding the delay in a post last week - asking "What's the Hold Up?" What's especially odd about the MacTavish non-hiring, is that Mac-T has nine years of experience as an NHL head-coach, a career winning record, and seems like he'd be an able mentor for the Wolves...

I got at Oilers bloggers Jonathan Willis and Derek Zona, and asked for their opinions on Craig MacTavish's Oilers tenure, and his overall abilities as a head-coach. Here's what Jonathan Willis had to say:

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July 24 2011 07:16PM

If you enjoy advertisements you are going to have to make do with this old Microsoft Ad with Steve Ballmer yelling about the wonderful features of Microsoft Paint. Because as always NationRadio is delivered to you commercial free only on the Nation Network.

This week's episode includes Kent Wilson, Scott Reynolds, Gabe Desjardins, Corey Graham, a rebroadcast of an interview with Tom Renney and as always the incomparable Lowetide.


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Weekend Headshots

Thomas Drance
July 24 2011 12:56PM

All around good dude Geoff Courtnall poses with an iron on the eve of his Charity golf tournament, which, raises money and awareness for mental health issues.
(Photo by Arnold Lim/Times Colonist)

Weekend Headshots is a lot like our usual Headshots posts, except it happens on a Sunday.

This is the CanucksArmy feature where we round up the weekends freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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The Theory and Nature of Current Advanced Hockey Analysis

Kent Wilson
July 23 2011 02:12PM



Before we proceed with the rest of the Flames "mediocrity" series, it makes sense to discuss and explicate the basis of the analyses we tend to engage in here. The theory, the application and the practicality of the stats we employ and the resultant interpretations. 

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