Rising and Falling in the Western Conference

Cam Charron
November 30 2011 01:52PM

The simplest way to win a hockey game is not to "forecheck harder" than the opposition. You don't get two points for blocking more shots than the other team, and at the end of the day, no one cares if you played more physically or even directed more shots at the net. What matters is the scoreboard, and the simplest way to win a hockey game is to score more goals than the other team.

It's such an easy concept, and yet, when analyzing the standings throughout the season and looking to see where there's room for teams to move, the "put the puck in the net, prevent the same" formula is all too often thrown to the wayside.

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John Cullen Joins the Army, Gives Cliche Filled Interview

John Cullen
November 30 2011 12:46PM

Hello loyal Canucks Army Readers!

Welcome your new General (editors note: he means private). It has been a week since I lost the #ReplacetheKB in a fixed narrow defeat. But, just like any good blogger, I'm bouncing back, and am all too excited to be part of the Canucks Army crew.

I look forward to bringing you the straight goods on the Canucks every Wednesday. In this space you'll have unfettered access to my sharp sense of humor and keen eye for detail. I'll be posting videos, writing columns, fleshing out Canucks bromances, and just generally dominating, because let's face it, I'm John f**king Cullen.

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Who's Number One?

Cam Davie
November 30 2011 11:10AM

Aaahhh... goaltending issues in Vancouver.
It wouldn't be hockey season without it.
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

The Following is a guest post from our friend Marda Miller. Marda grew up in Alberta watching hockey with her dad. Then she became a Canucks fan, moved to Vancouver and now hockey consumes her. She likes wine, chocolate and Alex Burrows and can be found on twitter as @BurrowsGirl.

Written by Marda Miller

Who's Number One?

There are certain topics that Vancouver Canucks fans just love talking about …over and over and over. Along with strongly disliking the Boston Bruins (OK, hating the Boston Bruins) we have inevitably set ourselves up for a lifetime of scrutinizing Roberto Luongo. Or at least for the next 10 years which is sure to feel like a lifetime.

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Headshots November 29th

Thomas Drance
November 29 2011 02:48PM

Radioactive ginger sports-stars are decimating the downtown core.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Game #24 Preview: Take Off Your Pants and Blue Jackets

Cam Davie
November 29 2011 12:03PM

Will we witness a scene like this tonight? As Raymond returns, does he light the lamp?
Or will he struggle to return to form?
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #24 - Blue Jackets @ Canucks

Winners of four straight games, and coming off a 3-game perfect road trip, the Vancouver Canucks look to keep up their winning ways, as they return home to face the Columbus Blue Jackets. Winners of only a single road game and a league-worst overall record of 6-14-3, the Blue Jackets are reeling and have been all season. And it’s just these types of games that have been identified for several years amongst Canucks fans as the dreaded “trap game”.

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