The Vancouver Canucks Schedule and Number Crunching

December 15th, 2009 by Larry Johnson Leave a reply »
Written by: Larry "The Nucks IceMan" Johnson

Well, it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the eight game home stand currently taking place, as well as the rest of the month for the Vancouver Canucks. Then we’ll take a look at January, because the way the Western Conference is going, this will go a long way in determining where the Canucks end up in the standings.

This year more than any, it will be a grind just to make it into the top eight, as the Western Conference seems more balanced than ever. Positions six through 15 are presently separated by a mere 10 points.

December sees the 'Nucks with the current eight game home stand in which they need to win seven of eight (Washington will be tough to beat) and with their home record, that’s not too much of a stretch. This home stand is then followed by three road games to finish off December.

All opponents in December, except the Washington Capitals, are from the Western Conference, so if the 'Nucks are to move up, they need to win those seven games on the current home stand, and one of three road games in December. That would give them 16 of a possible 22 points, and put the ...

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