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At least a few CDCers said they were going to wait until 10 games into the season before they started to pass judgment on the team.

So now that we've reached that milestone, what do people think of the Canucks' performance so far?

The team is 6-2-2, and, after a bit of a slow start, they are riding a four game win streak. They have beaten some strong teams (Chicago) and lost to some weaker ones (Edmonton, for example) And while they have not been dominant like, say, Boston has, their records is still good enough for Division Lead (albeit in a weak division).

Goaltending has been an obvious strength so far. After a shaky start against Anaheim, Schneids seems to have settled down and looked great the other night against the Wild. Luongo has looked fairly solid throughout.

For a team missing most of their second line, they have been getting decent secondary scoring. Defence also looked shaky the first few games but seems to be settling in.

Thoughts?

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Ten games in.

Glad hockey Is back.

Something to get through the dark days of winter with.

Lots of great drama and media smoke blowing.

Doing well despite missing a couple key players.

Zachary freakn kassian.

Playoffs are where it counts.

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Still need a few more tweaks...

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I think weve been doing well, different players are stepping up every night to help get it done

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I look forward to see how this club will be once Kes and Booth are back as well as the returns for Lu in a trade. Otherwise, looking good enough to grab a playoff spot.

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Usual slow start and now the team is coming together (I think Bieksa and Edler looked better last game). Not bad considering we don't really have a second line. It will only improve as our second line returns. I'm not thinking top of conferance this year, but probably division leaders.

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Usual slow start and now the team is coming together (I think Bieksa and Edler looked better last game). Not bad considering we don't really have a second line. It will only improve as our second line returns. I'm not thinking top of conferance this year, but probably division leaders.

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We've been lucky. If it weren't for Luongo playing like he has, our record would look more like 3-5-2.

We have a pretty decent 2.8 GPG, however this stat is inflated because we had one blowout and another big win. 9 goals reserved for two games, and suddenly we only scored an average of 2.38 GPG in the other 8.

Our offense is hurting without Kesler and Booth. We owe huge thanks to Luongo for where we are in the standings.

I just thought I'd make this known since Roberto is seldom given credit for anything he does.

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We've been lucky. If it weren't for Luongo playing like he has, our record would look more like 3-5-2.

We have a pretty decent 2.8 GPG, however this stat is inflated because we had one blowout and another big win. 9 goals reserved for two games, and suddenly we only scored an average of 2.38 GPG in the other 8.

Our offense is hurting without Kesler and Booth. We owe huge thanks to Luongo for where we are in the standings.

I just thought I'd make this known since Roberto is seldom given credit for anything he does.

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Buddy on global news just said that the Nucks are off to their best start in 7 years. So yah, I'm happy with where we are at so far.

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Usual slow start and now the team is coming together (I think Bieksa and Edler looked better last game). Not bad considering we don't really have a second line. It will only improve as our second line returns. I'm not thinking top of conferance this year, but probably division leaders.

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We've been lucky. If it weren't for Luongo playing like he has, our record would look more like 3-5-2.

We have a pretty decent 2.8 GPG, however this stat is inflated because we had one blowout and another big win. 9 goals reserved for two games, and suddenly we only scored an average of 2.38 GPG in the other 8.

Our offense is hurting without Kesler and Booth. We owe huge thanks to Luongo for where we are in the standings.

I just thought I'd make this known since Roberto is seldom given credit for anything he does.

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We are almost one-quarter of the way through the shortened season and our team is showing reasonably well. This is a real test for all teams and the Canucks are performing better than most. I think the goalie situation will sort itself out on or before April 3. Here's to a great Hockey Day in Canada. Cheers!

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I think the best thing to look at is we have 14 points out of a possible 20 WITHOUT OUR BEST COMPLETE PLAYER. No one skater is more important to the success of this team then Ryan Kesler. He eases the scoring pressure of the Sedins, Eases the defensive faceoffs off Manny. Brings the depth that we are lacking at this moment. Our 'third' pairing of Ballard and Tanev look terrific. Im developing a Bromance for him.

And with lack of Improvement among our rivals the Oilers are not a terrible team anymore. Dubnyk has been real good, They are playing like what i thought the wild would.

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10 games in and most of the team is getting up to speed coming off a long layoff. Without going into individual players I like the strength from the net out. The d-core looks better each game out. The forwards still have production issues as we wait for Kesler and Booth to return.

Questions;

Goaltending: Can MG find a top 6 by trading Lou that will make enough of a dif going into playoffs? Does he stick with what he has and gamble that Kesler and Booth will return with production.

Defence: As good as this group looks and it is a CUP quality group IMO, does it need a physical banger on the back end? I do not consider Ballard or Bieksa big enough to play that game on a consistant basis. Edler is but not inclined. The defence has to generate more offence off the points.

Forwards: Without a trade Raymond moves to 2LW and tires another round with Kes and Booth. A gamble by MG because that line has not ever been consistant. The 2nd line will determine the success of the season. It is not currently CUP quality with no guarantee of it being so when reconstituted.

As poorly as Minnie played on Thursday one has to give credit to the Canuck forwards. All four lines were rolling with authority. Their physical game stood out.

The biggest issue with the Canucks and their evaluation is always the regular season play vs playoffs. The current roster is one or two short of serious CUP contention. I predicted that Gillis would trade Lou between games #10 to #15. The Canucks know which teams have interest by now and all teams have a better idea of their needs. The issue is valuation.

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Doing a lot better than the flames, but need to catch up with the hawks.

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At least a few CDCers said they were going to wait until 10 games into the season before they started to pass judgment on the team.

So now that we've reached that milestone, what do people think of the Canucks' performance so far?

The team is 6-2-2, and, after a bit of a slow start, they are riding a four game win streak. They have beaten some strong teams (Chicago) and lost to some weaker ones (Edmonton, for example) And while they have not been dominant like, say, Boston has, their records is still good enough for Division Lead (albeit in a weak division).

Goaltending has been an obvious strength so far. After a shaky start against Anaheim, Schneids seems to have settled down and looked great the other night against the Wild. Luongo has looked fairly solid throughout.

For a team missing most of their second line, they have been getting decent secondary scoring. Defence also looked shaky the first few games but seems to be settling in.

Thoughts?

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