Vancouver Canucks After 20 Games: Disturbing Trends, Ominous Forecast

November 22nd, 2010 by Joel Prosser Leave a reply »
Here are some numbers that might be a little frightening if you are a Canucks fan. Of course, if you are a fan of a rival team, they might be a source of glee. It's all in the perspective.

The Canucks, one of the hottest teams in the NHL as a little as ten days ago, have now dropped four games in a row (Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks and now the Phoenix Coyotes).

All four of those losses were to playoff teams.

Two of those losses (Chicago and Phoenix) have come at home, where the Canucks were previously undefeated in regulation (6-0-1 prior to this weekend at Rogers Arena).

The once-mighty Vancouver offense has scored a meager 15 goals in the last seven games, and eleven of those goals came at the expense of the hapless Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Montreal Canadiens shutout the Canucks. In the last three games, they have scored only four goals.

Last year they scored the most goals in the Western Conference, and were second only to the Washington Capitals in the entire NHL. And earlier this year, they were on a similar pace.

In the last two games, neither Sedin twin has ...

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