After this game against Calgary, the Canucks are now 8-9-1. Some of the ugly numbers include:
- they've gone 6 straight games now without scoring more than 2 goals in a game.
- in the 18 games so far, they've won only 4 in the regulation 60 minutes.
- Luongo's (AKA The Saviour) save percentage is perilously close to falling below .900.
- the Canucks are 28th in the NHL in GF/game.
- the Canucks are 26th on the PP.
- in the 18 games, the Canucks only have 6 forwards who have scored more than 1 goal.
- the Canucks highest-paid player, Naslund, is on a pace to score 54 points this season.
- one-time WCE member Brendan Morrison is on a pace to score 36 points.
Facing this grim list of evidence, my question is simple: Will the Canucks ever see the .500 mark again? Detroit is up next, and I don't like the Canucks' chances here. A potential respite is in the making afterward, as St. Louis and Chicago drop by. But then its back to the road in Detroit, Nashville and Colorado. Being that it took 95 points to capture 8th place in the Western Conference last season, I won't ask for the moon and the stars quite yet. But what about seeing .500 again? And by extension, how would you feel about an 82-point season?
AraChniD iS stoOpiDz!