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Player Power Rankings: March 12th, 2018

The Canucks have 3 straight losses – two of which came from the league’s worst team in the Arizona Coyotes. It wasn’t a good week, so who deserves to be No. 1?

1. Jacob Markstrom

Sunday night’s game was uneventful, but Markstrom was as good as he could’ve been. Plus, he’s sporting a brand new equipment setup that looks pretty sweet!

2. Brendan Leipsic

He has 6 points in 6 games since being traded to the Canucks. Fine by me! The speed and the energy he brings is noticeable and it appears Jim Benning made a good trade!

3. Erik Gudbranson

He made two really good plays in the same shift on Sunday to break up two separate Coyotes offensive rushes.

4. Nic Dowd

For staying positive!

5. Jussi Jokinen

He scored in back-to-back games and nobody expected that.

6. Henrik Sedin

Despite his stardom in Vancouver, he’s still a dad doing dad things.

7. Daniel Sedin

For this crazy (although very Sedin) stat:

8. Derrick Pouliot

For being a regular person and chuckling during the Canadian national anthem in Arizona.

9. Troy Stecher, Michael Del Zotto, Chris Tanev

For keeping the “friends before teammates” saying alive.

10. Alex Biega

For this weird but clever conspiracy:

11. Jake Virtanen

For feeding off of Biega’s Red Bulls and putting up some solid games this week.

12. Darren Archibald

He scored a nice goal on a penalty shot.

13. Sam Gagner

He had 2 assists in 3 games.

14. Ben Hutton and Nikolay Goldobin

They were healthy scratch buddies this week.

15. Bo Horvat

He got hit in the head with a puck.

16. Anders Nilsson

He posted a 0.886 GAA on Friday vs. Minnesota.

17. Chris Tanev

He’s almost ready to return, but he’s technically still injured.

18. Sven Baertschi, Loui Eriksson, Markus Granlund, and Brendan Gaunce

You know why.