Nicklas Jensen's Progress

Thomas Drance
March 12 2012 11:45AM

Jensen (centre) celebrates a goal with line-mates Boon Jenner and Lucas Lessio.

Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen does it all for the Oshawa Generals. He plays on the first penalty-kill unit, he's been deployed in the slot, along the half-wall and at the point on the first unit power-play (which has finally begun to congeal, and become potent). At even-strength he plays difficult minutes, and based on their deployment, Jensen's line (he plays regularly with 2nd round picks Boone Jenner and Lucas Lessio) is clearly Oshawa's featured two-way group. 

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Rising Action: The reported-on complain about the reporters

Patrick Johnston
March 11 2012 03:49PM

So NHL clubs are complaining about Hockey Night in Canada, eh?

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Trouble for Hockey Night in Canada?

Jonathan Willis
March 11 2012 09:26AM

An interesting article appeared in the Globe and Mail yesterday, an article that suggested Hockey Night in Canada’s problems with the NHL go well beyond the Don Cherry/Brian Burke feud.

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Nation Radio - March 10, 2012

March 11 2012 09:10AM

It's that time of year again - you know, the one where Oilers fan's thoughts turn to prospects and the draft lottery while other fans are embroiled in playoff battles and scoreboard watching. Lowetide covers all the bases this week by talking Flames, Canucks and the 2012 entry draft.

This is Nation Radio.

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Cellar Dweller Drops the Canucks Like a Bad Habit: Recap and Chance Data

Thomas Drance
March 11 2012 12:36AM

PK Subban and the Montreal Canadiens held off the Sedins, on their way to a 4-1 rout of the Canucks.

The Canucks came out flying tonight, and thanks to the Amex line they mostly dominated the first period. Unfortunatelywere held off the board thanks to the stellar play of Montreal netminder Carey Price. The third period was a bizarro version of the first, in that the Canadiens handed the Canucks their collective asses, but Roberto Luongo far from keeping them off the board, allowed a couple of brutal softies to cement the Habs rout.

The Canucks have now dropped three of their last four, and have looked unfocussed and dispirited for weeks. There's still no cause for panic (probably), but that's a difficult story to sell following tonight's putrid effort. The Canucks need to find a way to motivate themselves over the balance of the regular, or at least play for pride. Tonight, and especially in the third period: they didn't show much of it.

Read past the jump for a more thorough recap, the statistical three stars and scoring chance data.

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