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What the Canucks have done differently (comparing 2009 & 2010 to 2011 Playoffs)

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Now, obviously Vancouver has faced different opponents in each postseason, including a different Blackhawks team in all three years.

But the most significant differences are fewer goals for, fewer goals against, better penalty killing, better save percentage, more shots on goal and fewer against.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2019856/

Slightly worse offensively but way better in every defensive category.

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Anyone mind quoting the OP so I can read the article? I cannot see the post...

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Thought this was kind of interesting.




http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2019856/

Slightly worse offensively but way better in every defensive category.
Here you go Pauser.

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Here you go Pauser.
Thanks!

We've been significantly better defensively, and a lot of this can be attributed to our much improved PK. It is alarming how lousy our offensive numbers have been (although some of that can be attributed to a certain line's lack of production).

Luongo has been absolutely amazing these playoffs. He hasn't had to carry the team on his back, but he's definitely gotten back to his clutch form.

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This stat line blows my mind.

GF/game 3.00 3.58 2.31
GA/game 2.80 3.42 2.54

This is the first year we've had less GF/G than GA/G and its the best we've done... so the secret to our success is letting in more goals than our opponents. Extrapolating with stats is fun.

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This stat line blows my mind.

GF/game 3.00 3.58 2.31
GA/game 2.80 3.42 2.54

This is the first year we've had less GF/G than GA/G and its the best we've done... so the secret to our success is letting in more goals than our opponents. Extrapolating with stats is fun.
A lot of that is due to games 4 and 5 of the Chicago series where we were blown out 12-2. Eliminate those 2 games and our GF is 2.55 and our GA is 1.91. Our GF still isn't that great, but our GA is amazing.

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It's a cliche, but defense does win championships...well, not all defense all the time defense like the Preds...but a balanced attack with great team defense wins championships.

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Shots on goal and shooting percentage this year suggest at some point the flood gates will open.

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This stat line blows my mind.

GF/game 3.00 3.58 2.31
GA/game 2.80 3.42 2.54

This is the first year we've had less GF/G than GA/G and its the best we've done... so the secret to our success is letting in more goals than our opponents. Extrapolating with stats is fun.
Take away those two games against Chicago though and that looks completely different.

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Another surprise is the actual number of shots we've directed at the net.
31.5 per game

The difference is our shooting percentage, meaning we've either had poor shot selection, bad luck, or both.

I'm looking for that to regress to the mean for the next round and hopefully beyond.

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Man it's so nice to read a newspaper article on the Canucks that doesn't feature any snide remarks, subtle jabs or obvious personal agenda, just facts. **** the Province and the Sun.

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interesting. the pk has improved bigtime. defense wins championships. i expect the numbers in the offensive prouction to go up. sedins need to produce.


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anemic shooting percentage points to running into, well, the predators.

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Take away those two games against Chicago though and that looks completely different.
I'm aware, I just thought it was a funny stat.

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The stat that worries me is their GF/GA in wins. They've managed a paltry 2.63 G/G in their 8 wins which is a pretty big drop off from their 3.96 G/G in wins in the regular season.

Basically for the Canucks to win so far their defensive game and goaltending has had to be nearly perfect as their 1.38 GA/G in wins illustrates.

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Take away those two games against Chicago though and that looks completely different.
Unfortunately we can't any more than Detroit can take away 2 of their own losses. But we can take the bounce back as a good sign.

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Unfortunately we can't any more than Detroit can take away 2 of their own losses. But we can take the bounce back as a good sign.
Of course you can -- statistics are there to inform and averages are only one way to go. Take the median GA instead of the average and that will basically minimize the impact of the outlier games and give you a better idea of what to expect.

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It's a cliche, but defense does win championships...well, not all defense all the time defense like the Preds...but a balanced attack with great team defense wins championships.
Good defense alone keeps you alive.

Couple that with even mediocre offense and you got a winner.

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It's a cliche, but defense does win championships...well, not all defense all the time defense like the Preds...but a balanced attack with great team defense wins championships.
yup, defense with some scoring punch.

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The stat that worries me is their GF/GA in wins. They've managed a paltry 2.63 G/G in their 8 wins which is a pretty big drop off from their 3.96 G/G in wins in the regular season.

Basically for the Canucks to win so far their defensive game and goaltending has had to be nearly perfect as their 1.38 GA/G in wins illustrates.
Not a huge concern, actually. The story is in the shooting percentage. The Canucks have run into hot goalies but they still have managed to come out on top.

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Right now AV has the team playing like a more talented version of the Preds, score and hold on.

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