Giving how Fonzie enjoyed his blood,sweat and tears shot blocking types, I would surmise that he would have loved the often-injured Callahan even more, EH?ClamRussel wrote:How much would Torts have loved the St.Louis trade while he was there, hmmm?
duh, read the context of my response to Clam. Even you #VERIFIED that the Canucks had a #WINNING record against the California teams during their back to back years.dbr wrote:This is a pretty poor attempt to support your position Betamax.Betamax wrote:What say you?In the past two years, here's the team's record in and outside the division. Numbers grabbed from Hockey Reference:
GP Wins Losses OTL Pts/82 GF/82 GA/82 GD/82
Against Northwest 48 36 9 3 128 265 164 101
Against Other Divisions 116 69 32 15 108 252 203 49
In 116 games outside the Northwest in two years, the Canucks' points over 82 games would be pro-rated to 108. That would have won them the Presidents' Trophy in 2011 but left them one point shy in 2012. The +49 goal differential would have been beaten by three teams: the 2011 Bruins, the 2012 Bruins and the 2012 Penguins. Not bad company right there.
So even outside the Northwest, Vancouver's been pretty good and that's sort of surprised me, given how badly they've rung up Colorado and Edmonton particularly in the last couple of years.
Check the three seasons prior to 2013-14 and compare their records against the teams leaving their division (Colorado and Minnesota) vs. those joining (Anaheim, LA, Phoenix, San Jose).. you can just eliminate the noise of their 22-8-3 vs Calgary and Edmonton over the same stretch.
The team was 0.765 against Colorado and Minnesota and .602 vs Anaheim, LA, Phoenix and San Jose over that period. They were .680 against the rest of the league. Doesn't really matter whether they racked up points against the Eastern Conference, or whoever.
The bottom line is that losing eight easy games a year (three each vs Colorado and Minnesota and one each vs the Alberta teams) and gaining eight against teams the Canucks have historically done worse than average against is a significant factor..
Obviously the wheels fell off this season and this team had (and has) several other significant problems. But they're now in a division where it's a dogfight just to make the playoffs every year, nevermind having to beat two divisional teams once they get there.
Now, can you please make yourself useful in this thread, and de-construct the shitty article by (Hockey Blogging Legend ... LOL), CAM CHARRON, "A POINT ABOUT TORTORELLA AND SHOT BLOCKING" originally written on October 08 2013 12:53PM ...
via http://canucksarmy.com/2013/10/8/a-poin ... t-blocking
which was once touted as "one of the better articles on shot blocking" by someone @hf ... LOL.