Canucks Player Power Rankings – Feb 9th, 2015

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Nothing goes together quite like fathers and bad jokes and today’s power rankings has an abundance of both. 

1. Alex Burrows

Burrows showed off a new talent this week – he is awesome at making conversation with members of the Winnipeg Jets. Kane for Burrows, anyone? 

2. Daniel Sedin

The Canucks scored power play goals against Pittsburgh! Important powerplay goals!

3. Radim Vrbata

500 NHL points and the victim of some mild identity theft:

4. Henrik Sedin

As the Canucks’ Fathers Trip is this week, it seems a good time to bring up the fact that in a recent interview with Sportsnet magazine, Henrik and Daniel revealed that they are the meanest dads ever

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5. Alex Edler

For his sake, Canucks fans should stop suggesting that Edler is the team’s MVP this season. Watch him avoid the camera during a team photoshoot. Any excess recognition may kill him. 

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6. Bo Horvat

Talk about a teenage dream.  

7. Jannik and Bent Hansen

Jannik Hansen’s dad’s name is Bent. 

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8. Ryan Miller 

Thankfully, Ryan waited until this weekend to shutout Sidney Crosby at Rogers Arena. 

9. Dan Hamhuis

Facing one’s former team can be difficult but Dan handled the adversity well:

10. Ryan Stanton

Ryan Stanton has had a rather rough year but he kept Ryan Miller’s shutout alive with his heroic removal of the Canucks’ net on Saturday night. 

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11. Zack Kassian

Goatee? Check. Weird magic hands? Check. Scoring? Check. Zack Kassian’s transition into a Sedin may finally be starting. 

 

12. Chris Tanev

Tanev is out with a suspected concussion but shots at his hair are still acceptable in my opinion:

13. Eddie Lack

He’d be top 10 if he said, “and in March, we have to go on a California roll, guys.”

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14. Shawn Matthias

The largest and heaviest Canuck is scoring goals, winning hearts, and almost fighting teammates that stand at 5’11”

15. Adam Clendening

Clendening has been a nice addition to the Canucks’ 2nd powerplay unit but his loyalties wavered when he came across fellow former Boston University Terrier Matt Nieto. 

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16. Nick Bonino

Nick Bonino finally scored a goal for the team that drafted him! Unfortunately he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks and he currently plays for the team that they beat handily on Thursday. 

17. Derek Dorsett

Dors the Force is not as bad as Tanner Glass!

18. Luca Sbisa

On top of his OT winner, Luca filled in for the fallen Tanev on the Canucks’ top pairing and got to star in the Canucks TV version of Cribs. 

19. Linden Vey

Linden was the recipientient of the strangest celebratory head pat I’ve seen in a long time 

20. Yannick Weber

Wrong-First-Name All-Star Team update: Yannick “No, not Shea” Weber avoided Evander “No, not Patrick” Kane on Tuesday but did face Barclay “No, not Johnny” Goodrow when the Sharks were in town. 

21. Chris Higgins

To be honest I forgot about Higgins and I feel bad and I hope he scores more goals soon.

22. Kevin Bieksa

Injured Kevin has been keeping busy by pressing block buttons and keeping score at his son’s hockey games


  • ReBaum

    Well done, Grainne. Enjoy your tumblr-yearbook take on power rankings here, and always. It’s savvy.

    Predictably, #11 is my #1. Something about the Kass’ “weird magic hands” from a low-CBC angle stirs me. Let the transformation take hold!