- Tied for 6th place in the league
- 14th in goals for
- 10th in goals against
- Roberto Luongo .913 SV% 19th
- Cory Schneider .910 SV% 24th
Even though we are lagging a bit in scoring being in 14th, there are really only 8 teams that are ahead of us by more than 5 goals, being without Kesler has probably cost us at least those 5 goals.
Henrik & Daniel are off to their point a game pace, so no worries there. Burrows is always a threat and is looking good. I like how Kassian and Booth are playing together
Its really good to watch Raymond play this year, last year was such a struggle coming off back surgery but he looks good to go this year. Him and Hansen are scary when they get moving on the ice.
Higgins is looking good, it will be interesting to see what the lines look like when Kessler comes back.
Lappy always looks like he is putting the effort out, so on a whole I expect our goals for are going to be much improved in the second half as the team settles down and Kesler returns.
Defense on the other hand, has a times looked a little shaky, it was painful to watch when Bieksa wasn't in the line up. A good offensive starts with the pass up by the defense, and a good powerplay as well.
It looks like Bieksa and Ballard are both healthy now, Tanev and Hamhuis are always great. I like how Garrison is playing lately, but I do worry about Edler he hasn't seemed 100%. I hope he is ok and now Bieksa is back maybe they can ease off his minutes.
All in all being in 6th place in the league isnt a bad place at the half way mark, there are 24 other teams that would happily trade us places.
We seem to be warming up and I predict a strong second half and hopefully go into the playoffs without any injuries. This is our year for the Stanley! Go Canucks