GP: 21 G:1 A:2 P: 3 5v5 CF: 50.62%
Jason Dickinson was traded to the Canucks for their 2021 third-round pick. (which became Ayrton Martino) They need a third-line centre and one who can kill penalties and be solid defensively and Dickinson was the guy general manager Jim Benning thought could fill that role.
So far, Dickinson has been a disappointment. He’s looked fine at five on five but hasn’t looked like the shutdown centre he was expected to be. He has been a disaster on the penalty kill. He and Ekman-Larsson have been on the ice for 11 goals against on the penalty kill and are tied for third. Dickinson is second in high danger goals against on the PK with eight behind Tyler Myers. (Nine.)
Dickinson’s face-off percentage hasn’t been good as it sits at 41.96%.
GP:20 G: 1 A:2 P:3 5v5CF: 51.09%
Tucker Poolman was signed to a lucrative four-year contract worth 2.5 million dollars per season.
He constantly bobbles the puck, his defensive coverage has been poor, and has made some costly turnovers.
Poolman also needs to stop trying to lead the rush and going beyond the goal line because he is not that type of player.
His advanced stats are average but his 58 high danger chances against are sixth on the Canucks.
Four years of Poolman. Fun!
GP: 6 Record: 0-4-1 GAA: 2.85 SV%: .910
After buying out Braden Holtby, the Canucks looked for a backup for Thatcher Demko in free agency. They got veteran Jaroslav Halak on a one-year 1.5 million dollar contract.
Halak still has yet to get his first win as a Canuck.
Despite letting in some questionable goals, (like the first goal against Boston.) Halak has been decent.
It would help if there was a better defence in front of him and Demko but we can only dream of that at this point.
GP: 9 G:0 A:3 P:3 5v5CF: 50.63%
After winning two Stanley Cups in Tampa Bay, Luke Schenn decided to return to Vancouver on a two-way deal.
He didn’t look very good to start the season but has slowly improved since he was out with a knee injury. The big hits are returning and he has stopped being so careless in his own end.
Time to get #DrunkonSchenn again? Maybe.