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CanucksArmy Top 25 of 2020: #3 — WWYDW: Moving On From Loui Eriksson

Welcome to the yearly wrap up of the top read articles over the last year!

We’re back after a small Christmas break and today, we’re looking at friend of us all Loui Eriksson.

In March, Stephan Roget posted a WWYDW and asked for suggestions as to what the Canucks should do with Loui Eriksson.

It was the third most-read article this year.

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WWYDW: Moving On From Loui Eriksson

Here were some of the responses:

4everfan250:

To help get out of the slump they need to play a simple game and just focus on the basics, like positioning and taking away time and space. A more defensive approach would help the goalies gain a little confidence, which is the obvious biggest concern now. On the offence, just fire pucks on the net with someone up front without giving up a takeaway. When they pass too much, they tend to give it away or don’t get enough shots on net.

Darkstar:

(Winner of the author’s weekly award for eloquence)

I would preach simplification. In the O-Zone, pass less and shoot more (with the exception of the top line – I think they know what they’re doing). Get bodies in front of the goalie and dig for those greasy goals.

The bigger question is in the defensive end. The Canucks have had a habit of getting pinned in their own zone for extended shifts that lead to goals this season. I really don’t know what you do to prevent that, but having a harder backchecking from the forward group and ensuring that we at least clear the zone when we have the opportunity would probably help.

The glass is your friend. Use it. Our only hope is to try and tighten up our defensive play to ease the load on Demko and Domingue.

So basically, I would do the same things that you can read about in almost any article on this topic currently!

Kootenaydude:

I really liked when we had the second powerplay unit skating around. As opposed to the first unit that stood around. Gave the team a two-pronged attack and a totally different look to opposing teams.

They need to stop the poke check fly-bys and actually physically take the opposing player out of the play. The back check from the forwards in our zone is weak. Too often, they play a no-contact game. Giving the opposing team all the time and space they need, as they have no fear of actual physical contact.

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