Because...why the hell not. Let's check out what Canucks are leading the main stat categories after the first 10 games of this regular season.
TEAM RECORD / STATS / RANKING
-Tied for 2nd in the Western Conference with 14 points with Nashville, Los Angeles and San Jose. Anaheim has 16 points in 11 games played.
-5th in the NHL behind Montreal, Anaheim, Tampa Bay and Nashville
-6th in the NHL with a 3.30 goals per game average
-20th in the NHL with a 2.90 goals against per game average
-22nd in the NHL with a 0.87 goals for/against percentage
-The Canucks' 23.7% power play efficiency rate ranks them 7th in the NHL. What a change THAT is from last season....so far.....
-Vancouver's 87.2% penalty kill rate ranks them 5th in the NHL
-The Canucks are 4th in the NHL in shots per game average (32.5)
-They are 13th in the League in shots against per game (29.1)
-The Canucks are 2nd in the NHL in 2nd period goals scored. They are kind of mid-pack on 1st and 3rd period goals scored.
-They allow a "lot" of 1st and 2nd period goals against on average, but allow less goals against in the 3rd period (8 in 10 games)
-The Canucks are in the middle of he pack with minor penalties taken and even penalty minutes per game average (17th).
-In the hitting department, the Canucks are ranked 26th
-Blocked shots? 15th in the NHL
-Vancouver is averaging a 45.5% win rate in the faceoff dot. So when the MSM writes Manny pieces and your heart goes a flutter. Think again. Faceoff wins are hardly everything.
1. Vrbata: 5
2. H. Sedin / Bonino: 4
3. D. Sedin / Richardson / Vey / Hansen: 3
1. D. Sedin: 9
2. H. Sedin: 8
3. Vrbata: 6
1. Sedins: 12
2. Vrbata: 11
3. Bonino: 8
1. Weber: +5
2. Bonino / Higgins / Burrows: +4
3. Edler / Tanev: +3
-Kevin Bieksa is a -8 if you can believe that! Hamhuis is a -4.
1. Vey: 3
2. Vrbata: 2
3. Sedins / Burrows / Edler: 1
1. Vrbata: 6
2. Sedins: 5
3. Vey: 3
The Canucks have not scored a shorthanded goal yet this season
1. Vrbata: 2
2. D. Sedin / Bonino / Vey / Sbisa: 1
1. Vrbata: 37
2. Edler: 31
3. D. Sedin: 28
You may be surprised that Bieksa is next with 26 shots on goal.
TIME ON ICE PER GAME AVERAGE
1. Edler: 22:58
2. Bieksa: 22:17
3. Hamhuis: 21:49
Hank and Dank are 5th and 6th with 19:06 and 18:56 time on ice respectively. Tanev is 4th (19:45)
FACEOFF WINNING PERCENTAGE
1. H. Sedin: 51.0%
2. Richardson: 48.5%
3. Bonino: 44.0%
1. Dorsett: 21
2. Kassian: 19
3. Sbisa: 17
1. Bieksa/Hamhuis: 18
2. Edler: 15
3. Sbisa/Tanev: 14
4. Bonino: 9. Just sayin.
1. Edler/Vrbata: 14
2. D. Sedin: 10
3. Bieksa/Matthias: 9
I do not like giveaway stats because I trust them the least.
Same with takeaway stats.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1. Vrbata: 37 (not surprising)
2. Edler: 31 (way to go Eddie!)
3. D. Sedin: 28
Do you want some advanced stats? POUND SAND! Our NM homie Nick can provide you with that information.
Have an excellent weekend, folks! Oh damn it, is today Halloween? Those little punks are gonna knock on my door all night. No they won't! Landmines!
This is the Grinch signing out!