The First Overall Pick: Avoid Nugent-Hopkins

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2011 09:39PM

 

 

As it stands today, at least four players have a legitimate shot at going first overall: defenceman Adam Larsson of the Swedish Elite League, and forwards Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog.

After looking through the numbers, I’m convinced that Nugent-Hopkins would be the wrong selection.

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Roberto Luongo: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2011 12:54AM

2010-11 ushered in a lot of changes for Roberto Luongo. Luongo got a new goalie coach, who immediately started making changes to his style. He lost his captaincy. The team put more emphasis on ensuring backup Cory Schneider got into games on a regular basis.

Yet, despite those changes, Luongo’s results remain remarkably similar.

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Let's Dance: Canucks & Blackhawks

Yankee Canuck
February 04 2011 07:09PM

 

Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver Canucks

 7:00 PM PST

Hawks   Canucks
27 Wins 33
20 Losses 10
4 OTL 9
3.16 (T-4th) Goals/Game 3.33 (3rd)
2.76 (14th) Goals Against/Game 2.25 (3rd)
25.6% (1st) PP 24% (3rd)
78.9% (25th) PK 84.9% (5th)

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GDR #53 - Blackhawks @ Canucks

Cam Davie
February 04 2011 10:51AM

Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG

Game Day Recon #53 - Blackhawks @ Canucks

The Canucks host the biggest nemesis tonight, as the Blackhawks make their way to Rogers Arena. If the Canucks want to prove they can win in the playoffs and make their way to hoisting Lord Stanley's grail, they need to start by tackling their biggest problem - beating the Blackhawks at home.

For themselves, the fans and the doubting media, they need to check this task off tonight. And in emphatic fashion.

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Hungry Eyes: Canucks & Coyotes

Yankee Canuck
February 02 2011 07:41PM


 

Vancouver Canucks @ Winnipeg Phoenix Coyotes

6:30 PM PST

'Yotes   Canucks
25 Wins 32
18 Losses 10
9 OTL 9
2.88 (10th) Goals/Game 3.28 (3rd)
2.83 (16th) Goals Against/Game 2.29 (3rd)
16.5% (22nd) PP 24.1% (3rd)
79.6% (22nd) PK 84.7% (5th)

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