Canucks fans find themselves back to reality in 2021.
After one season of entertaining hockey and mild success, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a familiar place...back at the bottom of the standings.
This team is firmly on pace to finish outside of the playoffs for the fifth time in the last six years.
And some of you say this isn’t Jim Benning’s fault?
On the latest episode of Silky N’ Filthy, I attempt to bring some levity to this dreary 2021 NHL season on the West Coast with a couple of “feel-good” stories, both with the Canucks and one from around the NHL.
Evidently, I didn’t do a very good job of making my co-host, Kyle Bhawan, feel very good.
One of the stories I mentioned, was that Quinn Hughes could become the first defenceman in Canucks history to lead all NHL defencemen in points. He currently has 21 points in 23 games, and Victor Hedman is currently in second with 18 points in 17 games.
Hedman does lead Hughes on a point-per-game basis. Cale Makar and John Klingberg have a slight edge as well, with both defencemen posting 13 points in 14 games.
No Canucks defenceman has finished higher than third in scoring among blueliners. That was Dale Tallon in 1970-71, when he had 56 points.
The leader that year? The great Bobby Orr, who had a whopping 139 points.
For more feel-good fails, Canuck-related rants, and an inquisition into Kyle’s dream of being on The Bachelor, tune into the latest episode of Silky N’ Filthy for your dose of puck talk and bullshit.