Stick in Link: Silver lining in losing streak; Henrik Sedin, fantasy dud

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• Still chaps my hide that the Canucks couldn’t stick it to Tim Thomas yesterday. The team in front of him was the Florida Panthers. That should have spelled his downfall. Instead, he was able to quip “Now we’ve all won here” after the game. So angry right now, you guys. [Miami Herald]

• Jason Botchford finds the silver lining in the Canucks’ current slump: no goaltending controversy. It truly is a wonderful time to be alive. [The Province]

• Another silver lining after the Panthers debacle: Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Stanton had a +12 scoring chance differential at even-strength. [Nucks Misconduct]

• Fictional John Tortorella after the game: “I’m not sure I know how yet but in some way, this was Booth’s fault.” [Legion of Blog]

• The worst thing about the Canucks’ losing streak? This title: “Why Dustin Byfuglien is a stud, Henrik Sedin is a dud.” I refuse to acknowledge the fantasy studliness of Byfuglien, especially when it’s juxtaposed with Henrik’s dudliness. Won’t do it. [Puck Daddy]

• Trevor Linden talks Canucks For Kids Fund:

• Yannik Weber has cleared waivers, but that doesn’t mean he’s a lock to join the Utica Comets. He may not report. [The Canuck Way]

• The Canucks make two appearances on this list of the best/worst dives in October, and wouldn’t you know it, they’re not the offending party in either instance. It’s almost as though egregious diving isn’t unique to them! [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• Canucks prospect Evan McEneny has been sent from the Kitchener Rangers to the Kingston Frontenacs, which is good news for his development, since Kingston is gearing up for a playoff run and Kitchener is not. [Buzzing the Net]

• The top 5 Sedin line combos. What, no Jason King? I call this list into question. I call the whole system into question. [Canucks Hockey Blog]

• Why Mason Raymond is the Mike Santorelli of the Eastern Conference. [Bure's Triple Deke]

• In order for the Canucks to turn things around, they need their defence to start scoring. Or, you know, anybody. [Vancouver Sun]

4 comments

  1. J21
    November 21, 2013

    Another silver lining after the Panthers debacle: Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Stanton had a +12 scoring chance differential at even-strength.

    Wait, were the Panthers getting negative scoring chances or something? I don’t recall the Canucks’ entire team mustering 12 scoring chances in the game, let alone 12 more than anything.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      November 21, 2013

      I dunno, man. This is according to that guy. I didn’t count chances.

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  2. Cody
    November 21, 2013

    The mattress line! How can they forget it. I love twins and a king

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  3. Chris the Curmudgeon
    November 22, 2013

    Bookmarked that “best dives” page. For artistry, no one beats Logan Couture, but Krejci’s Krejaxel was pretty incredible.

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