Who Sank to the Bottom of the +/- Stat for the Canucks This Season

Brayden FenglerPlayersLeave a Comment

Plus-minus is a notoriously ridiculed stat, of all the major tracked stats: goals, assist, TOI, plus-minus sits right alongside them, but it’s not valued nearly the same as other benchmark stats in hockey circles. Why is that?  What it boils down to, is that +/- is too random to be an effective individual stat. It’s the stat that’s the most unrelated in terms of reflecting an individual player’s contribution. +/- … Read More

Left on Read: Rathbone Should Return + Hockey Canada Disappoints

Brayden FenglerLeft on ReadLeave a Comment

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. Left on Read is a series here at StadiumChinatown.ca where we dive into #Canucks Twitter in search of questions from Canucks fans that have gone without a response from the rest of Twitter. Below you will find five tweets that meet the criteria for “Left on Read”, and what these tweets will get is an uncalled-for overdone response far-stretching beyond … Read More

Second Annual Petey Panic. Where is Elias Pettersson?

Brayden FenglerPlayers7 Comments

We’ve been here before. Early into the season, with the number of games played not even in the double digits and the question is starting to percolate in Canucks fans’ minds: Where oh where is Elias Pettersson? Now don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything, he’s signed, he’s on the ice, but when Canucks fans think of what Petey can be, his performance so far this season does not live up … Read More

5 Games In, How Is Jack Rathbone?

Brayden FenglerPlayers1 Comment

Welp the days of Olli or Boney are finally behind us, all eyes are now on Jack Rathbone as the team’s front-running defensive prospect. With Olli Juolevi gone, Rathbone unsurprisingly made the team out of training camp and the pre-season and he is already making an impact on this iteration of the Canucks.  Rathbone has earned his spot and is thankfully making Benning and Co. look good about their choice … Read More

That’s Olli Folks: Was the Juolevi Trade a Smart Move

Brayden FenglerPlayers, Trades1 Comment

It’s only just been finalized in a move this week, but Olli Juolevi’s time with the Canucks has been all but over for a while now. His draft position and his less than great, but better than horrible abilities have kept him afloat for longer than he probably should have been. The signs were there before Jack Rathbone took the ice for the Canucks last season, but Jack more than … Read More

Canucks Preseason After Two Games, and Two Big Contracts

Brayden FenglerContracts, Players, Preseason1 Comment

Up until yesterday, the feeling around the Canucks was a bit like the feeling around a toxic relationship. All parties involved were just staying course, taking it day by day and pretending like things are fine. When in reality, difficult decisions were right around the corner, and troubling situations needed to be addressed before things really exploded. The story dominating the airwaves recently hasn’t even been in regards to the … Read More