Vancouver's Kryptonite

Cam Davie
December 02 2010 11:17AM

The Canucks have all elements of their game rolling right now. They have four lines working for 60 minutes. Both their PP and their PK are in the top 4 in the league. They are dominating the faceoff circle. Specifically in their last three games, they have outscored their opponents 17-5. In these games, the defense has been mostly poised with the puck, making simple plays and moving the puck up ice quickly.

So the question is... Why the hell can't they do this against Chicago?

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We've Missed You: Canucks & Flames

Yankee Canuck
December 01 2010 07:00PM

 

Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames

6:30 PM PST

Flames   Canucks
10 Wins 12
12 Losses 7
2 OTL 3
2.71 (16th) Goals/Game 3.09 (7th)
2.83 (T-17th) Goals Against/Game 2.59 (T-8th)
14.7% (24th) PP 25.3% (1st)
82.8% (T-14th) PK 86.9% (4th)

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GDR #23 - Canucks @ Flames

Cam Davie
December 01 2010 11:53AM

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 1: Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames looks at the puck around Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in the third period of NHL action on October 1, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

 

Game Day Recon #23 - Canucks @ Flames

In recent years, games between the Flames and the Canucks were meaningful, emotional battles that were must-see TV. This season, with the Flames struggling, the battle has lost some of its lustre but there is no doubt that these two teams simply DO NOT like each other. And given that this is their first meeting of the year, both teams will be looking to come out flying.

That has all the makings of a really good tilt.

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Blessed Are The Playmakers

Stephen Webb
November 30 2010 12:52PM

I'm going to go off on a bit of a rant, channeling my inner Dave Pratt, channeling his inner Dennis Miller. Why, oh why do we perpetually disrespect the playmaker while building shrines to the all mighty goal scorer? I know it's easier to wrap one's mind around the idea of a goal scorer. It's a straighter line, puck goes in the net, goal goes up on the board. 

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Detroit/Vancouver Scoring Chances (Game 20197)

Yankee Canuck
November 29 2010 06:46PM

Catching up on some Canucks Army house cleaning are a handful of scoring chance reports from a few past games, starting with the 6-4 over Detroit on November 6th. After the jump the scoring chances and a few observations.

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