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Sports Canucks Extra: High flying offence an argument to make bonus point wins a thing in hockey

08:00  08 december  2019
08:00  08 december  2019 Source:   theprovince.com

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Snepsts - After we won in Chicago, we went straight to New York, not back to Vancouver. The Islanders flew in after us, they got out of their gate they went up the top stairs, had their bus waiting for them and they were back at their hotel before we were and Towel power made it extra special.

It didn't really make sense because cruel, thin-margin hockey so often doesn't make sense. (The Canucks had a whopping six shots in the period, and total attempts for both side were just over With rosters expanded after the deadline and a few extra bodies healthy, we'll see what lineup and combos

Antoine Roussel has three goals in two games back.© Anne-Marie Sorvin Antoine Roussel has three goals in two games back.

Faced with the reality that tries are more entertaining but that teams were often settling for the less sensational penalty kicks, rugby officials decided 25 years ago to create an incentive for teams to really go for it — they created the bonus point win.

It’s been accepted in most of the world’s rugby competitions that if you score four tries in a match you’ve earned an extra point in the standings, win or lose.

For old school fans of the North American Soccer League, this rings familiar as the league had a wild system of awarding points based on goals scored, regardless of the final score.

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If the Canucks want to get better in any meaningful way, they need to absorb lessons from an era where they missed the postseason three times and failed to win a single series, often wasting a bucket of cash in the process. Naturally, people running other NHL teams can learn a thing or two, as well.

The Vancouver Canucks opened their season with a win against the Edmonton Oilers, and it helped them move up in power rankings across the web. The Vancouver Canucks surprised many by shutting down the Edmonton Oilers high - flying offence on Saturday, taking home a 3-2 win in the

Which brings us to these Vancouver Canucks, who are collecting points.

They have scored five or more goals in 13 games this NHL season.

That high-powered offence should be something other teams aspire to. Just imagine if the Canucks picked up bonus points there.

a group of hockey players on the snow:  Tyler Myers celebrates his goal against the Sabres.© Anne-Marie Sorvin Tyler Myers celebrates his goal against the Sabres.

The Hughes/Myers duo

In a game that was a bit of a frantic mess, the offensively minded pairing was a standout for driving play.

They’re both very much in the new way of thinking about hockey, where their defensive talent really is about their skill at keeping the puck out of their own end as opposed to working as defensive stoppers in their own end.

“Both good players, both offensive-minded and Mysie is offensive minded, I think,” Travis Green said of the pair. “He’s learned what he has to do to play well at both ends. “Quinn just does what he does.”

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Good thing , because if Vancouver hockey fans don’t have laughter right now, they don’t have much. The Canucks invested heavily in Gagner in free agency. They offered up both term and significant But in that season he put up 50 points , which is the same number that got Bo Horvat a

Hughes was +16 in shot differential on the night at 5 on 5.

It’s a pairing that would be good to see more of.

Calder kid

Stayed differently: Quinn Hughes is amazing.

Let’s look way ahead: him winning the Calder would be the first time a team had back to back Calder winners since the Bruins had Bobby Orr in ’67 and Derek Sanderson since ’68.

(The Isles had Potvin/Trottier/Bossy in three of five years in the 70s, the Avs had Landeskog and MacKinnon in two of three years this decade.)

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field:  Vancouver Canucks forward Josh Leivo, who scored twice Saturday afternoon against the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena, celebrates his first goal with teammate Bo Horvat.© Anne-Marie Sorvin Vancouver Canucks forward Josh Leivo, who scored twice Saturday afternoon against the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena, celebrates his first goal with teammate Bo Horvat.

Horvat’s head

The captain had never been to the quiet room before.

“Feels like you have no contact with the outside world,” he said. He went through the standard concussion assessment protocol, where an athlete is asked a series of questions and asked to perform some basic tests, which are then compared to the athlete’s baseline stats that are taken in the off-season.

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Canucks won 4-3 in Overtime. (Photo by Bob Frid/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images). Last year gave Canucks fans a legitimate cause for concern. His 19 points in 65 games created a very real worry Although, the thing that stood out to me the most was not his offensive production (which we will get

In ice hockey , point has three contemporary meanings. A point is awarded to a player for each goal scored or assist earned. The total number of goals plus assists equals total points . The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League (NHL)

No issues came up and Horvat was actually returning to the bench when Miller hammered the goal home.

Why not more sweaters?

Warmup is a free-for-all when it comes to what teams can wear.

But in game action, teams are under some pretty strict league rules in terms of what they can wear. They have a standard home and away uniform, and then are allowed to have a third uniform, which they can wear up to 15 times per season. Usually teams wear their third uniforms at home becasue they’ll match the colour scheme of the standard home uniform.

In order to wear the black skate uniforms, the Canucks had to appeal to the league to be allowed to wear a fourth uniform. That’s why, for instance, they didn’t wear throwback uniforms from the 1970s, which they did to open the 2010-11 season. And it’s also why they didn’t wear the Flying V sweaters in the actual game on Saturday, just in warmup.

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A group of high -level hockey players recently played three hours of four-on-four games in Bradley Friesen has an eye for discovering those places. A helicopter pilot, Friesen has made a career Over this past summer, Friesen met the former Vancouver Canuck Manny Malhotra during a helicopter ride.

Doing any or all of these things makes it that much easier for your coach to leave you on the bench. When it comes to systems, all it takes is one guy to be doing the wrong thing for it to become virtually useless. If you can’t stick to your coach’s chosen system in all 3 zones, he just won ’t be able to trust

It’s a far cry from when the Canucks were one of several teams — the Rangers spring to mind — that had four or five sweaters they wore regularly over the course of a season.

Lighting bolts

Speaking of sweaters: personally I do like the Tampa thirds.

But you feel for your local play-caller.

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Tanev scores in OT, Pettersson has 2 goals as Canucks top Golden Knights .
VANCOUVER — Chris Tanev scored in overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. Elias Pettersson scored twice for the Canucks (17-15-4) and Antoine Roussel and Tanner Pearson had the other goals. Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, Nick Holden and Mark Stone replied for the Golden Knights (19-14-5).Jacob Markstrom made 38 saves for Vancouver, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for Vegas.The win was Vancouver's second in 10 games against the Golden Knights since Vegas joined the league in 2017-18. The Canucks are 2-7-1 against Vegas over that span.

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