Canucks: The unwarranted hate for Leivo, the power play, and more

During the second episode of The Canuck Way Podcast, Sean Warren and I discussed many recent topics surrounding the Vancouver Canucks.

If you thought there were already enough Vancouver Canucks based podcasts out there, think again. The first episode of The Canuck Way’s podcast aired last week and is now available on Apple Podcasts! You can listen to episode one here.

This week, I was once again joined by Sean Warren for the second installment of the podcast, where we discussed a multitude of things, including the Canucks most recent win over the first place Washington Capitals.

Present once again was our “Can You Believe It?” segment, where Sean and I discuss one weird or bizarre stat/fact from around the Canucks and the National Hockey League as a whole. We discussed the Canucks’ recent power play success, and Sean pulled out a rather surprising stat about the first power play unit.

We discussed Nikolay Goldobin’s hat trick with the Utica Comets, and further spoke about how much his defensive game has imrpoved. Then we touched on a subject that I didn’t think would need to be a talking point, but sure enough it was.

Why do Canucks fans all of the sudden dislike Josh Leivo? As pointed out by The Athletic’s Thomas Drance, Leivo trails only Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and Brock Boeser in even strength points. Does he belong on the Canucks’ power play? Maybe not, but his board work and what he’s brought to the team are seeming to go under the radar.

This team certainly has it’s flaws and it’s problems, but Josh Leivo certainly isn’t one of them. You can hear us touch on these topics and much more by clicking this link to listen to the second episode of The Canuck Way Podcast! A new episode of the podcast will be available every Monday morning at 6 AM Pacific Time.