The Canucks' Likely Playoff Opponents

Jonathan Willis
March 09 2012 01:55PM

We know today where the Vancouver Canucks are likely to finish in the Western Conference. They may not technically have clinched the Northwest Division crown at this point, but with an 18-point gap separating them from second-ranked Colorado, that’s simply a formality. They also don’t have a mathematical lock on the first or second spot in the West, but with a 13-point gap between them and the current Pacific Division leader (Dallas), that’s another mere formality.

With so much certainty for the Canucks, who are their likely playoff opponents?

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Cheers and Jeers - Mar 9th

Cam Davie
March 09 2012 12:27PM

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 hold hands in a bike lane with Dave Pratt and You Can Play, while St. Paddy's Day NHL gear and the lack of a Shanaban are so bad they should relocated to Glendale.

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Sammy's snipe sinks Smythe... opponent - Canucks beat Jets 3-2

Cam Charron
March 08 2012 11:33PM

The Vancouver Canucks played the Winnipeg Jets for the first time in 16 years was the storyline coming into this one, although, I do believe they played Atlanta last spring, and Phoenix last week, so I'm not too sure about the factual basis for this one. What I do know, however, is that Winnipeg is an alright team in the playoff race, held back by some shaky goaltending.

That wasn't really on display tonight, however. The Canucks put three past Ondrej Pavelec, one by Ryan Kesler, one by Alex Edler and one by Sammy Pahlsson, but they also took 45 shots on goal and came back from a third period deficit to win 3-2.

For further analysis, Statistical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats, and scoring chances, click after the jump…

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Headshots March 8th

Thomas Drance
March 08 2012 04:37PM

Daniel Sedin: Slumping. Via Pucktures.

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 Thom at

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The Good The Bad and The Second Line Shuffle

Marda Miller
March 08 2012 01:38PM

Chris Higgins is smiling sweetly because he's back in the top-6!

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Will Logan Couture ever tweet anything exciting? Are the Sedins ever going to score goals again? Will Ryan Kesler one day have a statue dedicated to him? Hockey: it’s all fun and games until your team starts to lose.

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