Cheers and Jeers - Nov 18

Cam Davie
November 18 2011 11:34AM

The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

This week, I slam on Kesler and AV while doling out some shap to Marek + Wyshynski. Oh... and I take MYSELF down a peg.

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Sebastian Erixon, Unhappy in Chicago?

Thomas Drance
November 18 2011 10:29AM

Canucks prospect Sebastian Erixon, signed last spring after a break-out season with Timrå of the SEL, is unhappy in Chicago according to unnamed sources who spoke with Dagbladet, a newspaper in Sundsvall. To make the matter even more dicey, the team's sports director Kent Norberg is actively talking to the press about "welcoming" the diminutive two-way defenseman back "with open arms."

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Cody Hodgson and Failing Successfully

Jeff Angus
November 18 2011 09:08AM

We shouldn’t be surprised to see Cody Hodgson perform well above expectations this season. Like a few current and former great players in Vancouver, he has battled adversity early in his career after being a highly-touted prospect. Does failure lead to success? Does early career adversity help players in the long run? Yes seems like the logical answer judging by several recent examples.

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Who are the Canucks early penalty killing leaders?

Cam Charron
November 17 2011 02:27PM

-Why is Andrew Alberts at the forefront in this article about Canucks penalty killing?
(via Richard Lam/Getty)

The Canucks penalty kill allowed two goals last night to Chicago, but otherwise they have been pretty solid since a rough beginning. Much of it is thanks to Roberto Luongo regressing out of his sub-.800 penalty kill save percentage funk, and the team is now a respectable 12th place in traditional penalty kill statistics, killing off 84.4% of man advantages.

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Wolf Prowl - November 17th, 2011

Patrick Johnston
November 17 2011 01:00PM

The Wolves won their third straight road game last Friday night, 6-3 over their arch-rival Milwaukee Admirals and play the final game of their current five-game road stretch tomorrow night, again in Milwaukee.

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