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For some of you, getting your report card was one of the most exciting times of the year. If your grades were good, maybe your parents would give you a little extra allowance to spend, or let you get that video game you wanted. For others, report card time was a tangled mess of gut-wrenching nervousness and oh my god Mr. Smith gave me a C- in English MY PARENTS ARE GOING TO KILL ME.
Either way, welcome to the Canucks Army Weekly Report Card, where we’ll take all that repressed childhood anxiety, bottle it back up, and apply it to your (presumably) favourite hockey team instead.
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A bit of housekeeping before we begin: although it’s Wednesday today, this series will be running Mondays from now on. Also, when you disagree with something (and you will), be sure to let us know in the comments!
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The Canucks’ best player has been Henrik Sedin. The sky is blue.
In an unexpected twist, the Sedins are actually really good at killing penalties.
No points and pretty fantastic possession numbers. Or as Thom Drance calls it, “an elite first line winger.”
Nick Bonino looks like he’s starting to remember that he’s Nick Bonino.
Just when you think Shawn Matthias is bad, he goes and has a week like this and you’re like “YES DO THAT MORE.”
If you don’t break the Glass ceiling, you fail fancystats. No exceptions.
Brad Richardson isn’t a 3rd line C. Except if you’re playing the Senators and Coyotes.
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but John Scott has infinity percent more points than Bo Horvat does this season, and in four fewer pro games too.
This is a bit of a test run, but we’ll be rolling out player report cards every Monday morning from now on, including player grades for defensemen and goalies too. Grades are totally subjective, but generally based on how a player performs relative to their role. A 3rd liner may get an “A” for one goal in two games, but a 1st liner with PP time may be given a “B” for the same stat line. Feel free to argue about them.
If you have a funny or insightful comment about a player’s week that was, post it in a future postgame thread or send it to me over Twitter, and a player might see it on a future report card. Keep an eye out!