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My latest Canuckonomics piece investigates the Canucks current woes, and the impact Daniel Sedin's possible return will be likely to generate in terms of goals and powerplay numbers.

After watching Vancouver lose the last two games, the progressively frustrating question persists: why are the Canucks losing? Of course, the rational fan will credit Jonathan Quick for his superb play and the Kings for their strong defence and ability to play close, low scoring games and come out on top. However, the fact that there are two teams on the ice begs not only the question of what are the Kings doing right, but equally, what are the Canucks doing wrong?

The Canucks don't have a problem with shots on goal- they have a problem with shooting percentage. In the regular season, the two players with the highest shooting percentage (and more than 5 goals) were Burrows and Daniel Sedin, with 14.1% and 13.1% respectively....

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Well, could sum this up a lot easier just by saying: "Daniel is the Canucks top goal scorer, won the Art Ross last year, a key element on their Powerplay, and they miss him badly from the lineup."

Still, well written, thoughtful article. Thanks for posting.

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Interesting food for thought.

Daniel has a knack for cutting towards the middle and getting a good angle on net. We need more of that to generate rebounds and get better scoring chances. It would make sense being he's our leading goal scorer that he would have one of the best shooting %

Dank brings nothing but positives. STOKED ::D

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Well, could sum this up a lot easier just by saying: "Daniel is the Canucks top goal scorer, won the Art Ross last year, a key element on their Powerplay, and they miss him badly from the lineup."

Still, well written, thoughtful article. Thanks for posting.

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Hodgson was 15.53% shooting here, so that dropped our team shooting percentage when he was dealt as well.

The team changed a lot when hodgson was dealt AND Daniel was injured, those 2 things took 25% of the team's goal scoring away. taking away 25% of the goals made the team offense barely middle of the pack.

But I am not feeling that Quick has been so spectacular, it's been more a case of the Canucks using the same losing strategy AV gave them against Thomas. He was intimidated by the goalie and got them to just fire from anywhere or wide and hope to get lucky. It didn't work then, and it hasn't worked now. QUALITY shots is what they need, not quantity. Instead of 5 basically useless perimeter shots, set up one high percentage shot instead...

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Hodgson was 15.53% shooting here, so that dropped our team shooting percentage when he was dealt as well.

The team changed a lot when hodgson was dealt AND Daniel was injured, those 2 things took 25% of the team's goal scoring away. taking away 25% of the goals made the team offense barely middle of the pack.

But I am not feeling that Quick has been so spectacular, it's been more a case of the Canucks using the same losing strategy AV gave them against Thomas. He was intimidated by the goalie and got them to just fire from anywhere or wide and hope to get lucky. It didn't work then, and it hasn't worked now. QUALITY shots is what they need, not quantity. Instead of 5 basically useless perimeter shots, set up one high percentage shot instead...

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