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Anatomy of a midseason coaching change

In the last two days, I’ve written posts in this space combatting some of the discussion about the debate over whether Alain Vigneault is the right man to lead the Canucks. This is a topic on which I take a much stronger tone because it seems like a lot of people think that the coach…

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Trade Deadline 2013: Finding a Defenseman

I wrote last week about some centers who the Canucks could potentially have interest in (David Steckel was one of them, and he has since been traded to the Anaheim Ducks). Defensemen are the focus of today. The Canucks quite obviously need another defenseman. Ideally a right-handed shooter, but the team could probably use an upgrade…

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Game #30 Preview: Canucks @ Coyotes

The Canucks have been an inconsistent group this season, to put it mildly, and they’ve underachieved expectations through the first 29 games of this weird lockout shortened season. While the team continues to handle and outscore their opponents at even-strength, the club’s special teams have been pretty mediocre and the goaltending has been surprisingly average…

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Does Alain Vigneault sit back on leads? Yes

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks nearly blew a 3-0 lead, hanging on for a 3-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues. They were not the only team to nearly waste such a lead. Los Angeles had leads of 2-0 and 3-1, but Phoenix pulled to within one on both occasions. Boston lost 3-1 to Winnipeg…