Gobble Gobble – US Thanksgiving and Canadian team’s playoff chances

Dean Belanger
November 26 2011 12:16PM

So the theory is that if you have a playoff spot near the end of November, you are likely going to hold onto that spot and be a playoff team. Obviously, nothing is written in stone but the percentages are very good and by we should be able to know the difference between a hot start and a talented team.

According to data from the Toronto Star in 2010: 77.5% of teams that held a playoff spot on Thanksgiving made the playoffs. 84% of teams with 17 or fewer points did not make the playoffs. 89% of teams with 28 or more points made the playoffs. With that in mind, let’s look at the Canadian Team’s chances.

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Headshots November 25th

Thomas Drance
November 25 2011 02:48PM

Lookout! Here comes a Schneiderman.

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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Cheers and Jeers - Nov 25

Cam Davie
November 25 2011 12:32PM

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 tell Sens' fans to look WITH THEIR EYES, the Province for missing out on Drancey magic, and I stray from hockey and tell Suh to wake the f*** up.

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Game #22 Preview: Deserted

Cam Davie
November 25 2011 10:12AM

Alex Burrows scores against the Coyotes last season, and 17 non-Canucks fans were
in the stands to see it for themselves.
(Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #22 - Canucks @ Coyotes

It's Black Friday. It's Glendale. It's a game featuring a Canadian, non-rival team. What is the over/under on the number of non-Canucks fans in attendance at Jobing.com Arena tonight? I'll say 3000. It's gonna be EMP-TAY in that rink tonight, but the Canucks fans there will certainly be loud and proud.

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Jason Strudwick
November 24 2011 03:34PM

Last week Archaeology asked a great question about players accepting different roles on a team. This is an interesting topic that GMs, Coaches and players alike wrestle with every year.

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