Vancouver Canucks: Week 12 Pacific Division Power Rankings

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Dec 18, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Vancouver Canucks players react to a goal by Linden Vey (not pictured) in overtime shootout against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

4. Vancouver Canucks

Last Week’s Record: 1-2-1

Overall Record: 12-14-9

What’s Good?

Even without captain Henrik Sedin, the Canucks can find ways to score — three times against the Detroit Red Wings and four times against the Florida Panthers. The top line that is now centred by rookie Jared McCann is working, and keeping the Sedins split up after Henrik’s return might not be that bad of an idea. Balanced scoring, right?

What’s Bad?

Four games, three losses, one overtime win. There is not much that is going well for Vancouver right now — especially on the injury front. Secondary scoring is still at an all-time low, the defence is struggling without Dan Hamhuis, and Ryan Miller might not be a reliable goalie after all (as if that was news). Oh well.

What’s Next?

Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings. Easy games? No, but it could be much worse. Once Henrik is back, it can only go uphill… I think. Oh, and did I mention that the Canucks are still in a playoff spot? Funny, eh?

Next: 3. Calgary Flames