Cherry Picking: Mar. 25, 2013

Moving on up, quality coaching & stat leaders

Monday, 25.03.2013 / 1:27 PM
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Ballard having a blast patrolling the wing

Keith Ballard is enjoying his time playing on the wing: "It's fun, it's just different, right. It's a different challenge.”

Canucks coaching staff deserves credit

Properly filling out the Canucks lineup card each night must be difficult enough for Alain Vigneault given the team’s injury woes. Ed Willes says AV deserves some credit for the Canucks perfect road-trip.

Canucks Corsi Ratings

Jordan Clark with the Canucks Corsi rankings from last week. If you aren’t a compulsive stats-geek, worry not, Corsi is “a puck possession metric that measures all shot attempts for and against (including blocked shots) while a player is on the ice.”

30 Thoughts: No gasoline on trade rumours

Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts is all trade-talk featuring a certain captain and two time Olympic gold medalist on the trading block.

Rapid Fire

- Brendan Gaunce picked up another assist in a Game 2 Bulls win before falling 2-1 on Sunday. Gaunce remains tied for the OHL's playoff scoring lead with 6 points in 3 games.

- Evan McEneney scored the game winner in Kitchener’s Game 1 win over Guelph. The Rangers followed that up with a 2-0 shutout win on Sunday taking a 2-0 series lead over the Storm.

- Not the best of weekends for the Chicago Wolves with a 1-2-0 record including a shootout win over the Marlies Friday night. The team managed just 4 goals over the weekend.

- Henrik Tommernes’ season with Frolunda is over after they lost their series to Lulea. You can’t pin the loss on the defenceman however, who was terrific in their 6 games, notching 5 points while averaging over 23 minutes a game. Here's video of his one-timer goal.

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