Stepping Into The Breach: Chris Tanev

Jonathan Willis
February 16 2011 02:03PM

The defence corps of the Vancouver Canucks has started to resemble the participants of a death march over the past few weeks. Alex Edler’s injury triggered some sort of bizarre cascade effect, as in the three weeks since Lea Sweatt, Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis and finally Andrew Alberts have all fallen by the wayside. All it would take now to completely decimate the Vancouver blueline now would be injuries to Bieksa and Ehrhoff, along with a stiff breeze hitting Sami Salo.

While the injury list has been mostly bad news for Vancouver, it has had one positive affect: uncovering Chris Tanev as an NHL defenceman.

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What's The Worst That Can Happen?: Canucks & Wild

Yankee Canuck
February 15 2011 05:20PM

Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild

 5:00 PM PST

Wild   Canucks
30 Wins 36
20 Losses 12
5 OTL 9
2.62 (23rd) Goals/Game 3.33 (1st)
2.56 (10th) Goals Against/Game 2.30 (1st)
19.9% (7th) PP 25% (1st)
83.4% (11th) PK 85.4% (4th)

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GDR #58 - Canucks @ Wild

Cam Davie
February 15 2011 10:16AM

With all the injuries to the Canucks D, they're finding replacements in the oddest places. (AP Photo)

Game Day Recon #58 - Canucks @ Wild

The Canucks lost a special teams battle last night and it cost them the game. They didnt force enough turnovers and they let the Blues basically have the offensive zone. And Luongo giftwrapped a goal for Alex Steen with an absolutely bone-headed decision. All around it was a disappointing effort.

So how do they get back on track? They go to the Twin Cities to take on the Wild. Yikes.

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kick em when they're down: Canucks & Blues

Yankee Canuck
February 14 2011 05:12PM

Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues

 5:00 PM PST

Blues   Canucks
24 Wins 36
21 Losses 11
9 OTL 9
2.63 (22nd) Goals/Game 3.36 (1st)
2.91 (20th) Goals Against/Game 2.29 (1st)
14.6% (26th) PP 25.1% (1st)
80.7% (20th) PK 86% (4th)

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GDR #57 - Canucks @ Blues

Cam Davie
February 14 2011 10:23AM

Tell Kelly I said Hi! (AP Photo/ THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Game Day Recon #57 - Canucks @ Blues

The last time that Roberto Luongo Luongo lost a game in regulation, he lost to the St. Louis. That was on Decemeber 5th. 70 days ago. Now, Luongo and the Canucks have a couple of dragons to slay in the next two days, facing the Blues and the Minnesota Wild tonight and tomorrow respectively.

Will tonight see Luongo exact some revenge on his last regulation loss? And can he carry that on to tomorrow?

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