Tuesday , January 26 2021

Passages: Canucks losing outline affecting the team's confidence and spirit

Poor defense does not fight for a poor attack.

In collision of weakness in weakness, Anaheim Ducks's pop-gun attack won four goals for the first time since October 17 and defeated the Canucks 4-3 Wednesday in California as the National Hockey League of Vancouver losing strict hit seven games.

The Cannons have the second worst record record in the NHL, yielding opponents 3.57 goals per game before Wednesday. The Ducks, who had only one regulation defeated in 15 games, had the second worst attack of the league, averaging just 2.0 gs per game.

But Canuck-defender and recommendation would not be extraordinary when the Ducks pumped 37 shots against the Jacob Markstrom mix and had enough wired wire, leading Ryan Getzlaf's first goal from Derrick Pouliot's unsuccessful clearing and keeping it up for 47 of the final 50 minutes.

Pouliot linked the game at 4:15 from the second period in a beautiful step by Sam Gagner, but in the third game returned again to what was turned out to be a goal goal by Kalle Kossila.

Nikolay Goldobin and Bo Horvat had the other goals of Canucks, while Adam Henrique and Ondrej Kase also won the Duchess who spent Vancouver in the Pacific Division standings and beat Canucks' abduction from the first place since early October.

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The worst thing about losing Cannabis is that it looks like a routine, which is not surprising when you are 0-6-1 innocent and have not collected a point in six games.

Certainly not of effort. The Cannons continue to work constantly, and again showed strength against the Ducks twice cutting two-goal deficits to one in the third period. Vancouver could even have made a linking goal in the fraudulent final minute, if it even had some luck when the coup d'etat jumped around the Anaheim Cup.

But now there is a similarity to these losses. The Cans hunt the game, surrender massive shots and apparent chances when they press, and with six injured players, including upper wings Brock Boeser and Sven Baertschi, they do not have enough talent to overcome their defensive mistakes.

The serious danger in this losing outline is not what it does to the unexpected reach of the Canukas battle – with one point since November 8, they are still just notable – but what it does to the confidence and spirit of the players.

There was a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm around the first month of Canucks 10-6-1. But that's almost completely evaporated.

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Goldobin had another strong game for the Cannons, receiving a season-high 20:47 ice time while it set up one goal, receiving credit for another when Jake Virtanen's shot hit his mother and helped drive the Vancouver attack with five shot tests.

Including Goldobin's goal and helping in the 6-3 defeat of Monday to the Winnipeg Jets, the 23-year-old has many goals in the last two games as he did the previous 22. But the 23-year-old Russian has 12 points in Six last 12 games and finally builds some makeup in his game. He plays more directly, and with more speed.

As we have noticed before, wounds have kept Goldobin in the main role and it is important that he takes advantage of the opportunity while he can. In November, at least he has.


At the beginning of the season, Derrick Pouliot was in the line and Ben Hutton was not. It seemed that there would be a place for just one of them on the left side of the Canvas defense, although Alex Edler's knee knee guaranteed and played time.

But Pouliot's goal against the Ducks was compensated by gay gifts in two of Anaheim's goals. Pouliot finished less with two shots – for a percentage of 38.71, playing with a tie with top stop defender Chris Tanev.

It looks like Pouliot has lost his confidence along with his first powerful place, now occupied by Hutton. After poor action against the Jets, Hutton resumed in Anaheim and had a strong help, five shot tests and firings – for a 60.0 percent

If you could choose only one of Hutton and Pouliot now, it would not be a difficult call.

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We understand that exploitation is constantly evolving and not only the hockey's most technical position, but one of the most technical equipment. Winners are trained to do things now, mostly in the ice that they would be ridiculed for earlier times.

But Wednesday was the second straight game, which Markstrom was beaten over his shoulder from an acute angle while he fell on one knee at his next post. Henrique exploded that space to make it 3-1 for Anaheim in the third period, two nights after Kyle Connor of Winnipeg raised the lack in the gap between the right shoulder and the cross of Markstrom.

We could not even tell you if technically these are good goals or not. But for a leader, who is listed as six-foot six, Markstrom looks terribly short on those games.


And you thought NHL coaches had little job security. Inside the Cannons, the expectation lifespan seems equally short for the main executives.

Four months after the Hockey operation, President Trevor Linden left outside a collision with manager Francesco Aquilini, the property now changes the highest worker in the business side of the operation.

After just 2½ years in work, Jeff Stipec is replaced as Trent Carroll's chief executive, who is promoted as his executive vice president of income. Stipec was employed in 2016 after a career employee Victor de Bonis was promoted by the Aquilin to run the parent company that oversees the family's business empire.

Bonis soon left this work. He is now a senior member of the Seattle group planning to bring second NHL franchise to the Pacific Northwest.

A part of Wednesday's commercial meat was close to Linden's friend and former hockey cars VP T.C. Carling, whose new role – as the last spring – of vice president of sand operations, has been removed.

Changes at the top of the NHL organization are always a bit dissatisfied, but the impact of Stipec's departure should have an inevitable impact on hockey operations. General administrator Jim Benning reported directly to the Aquilin, because Linden was forced in July.

Sometimes in the history of the franchise, the Canucks hockey man also doubled as the team president (Pat Quinn, Mike Gillis). But Gillis's corporate title was largely symbolic, and not a lot of daily business negotiation and hockey operations since the late 1990s, when John McCaw owned the team.

This is a good thing. No hockey fan wants to see business personnel influencing Hockey decisions. It's pretty bad when a owner does it, but at least he owns the team.

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