Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/7/13
Jealous of Chicago It is time for the Canucks overachievers and underachievers update as the half season approaches, and there are some marked differences from the first list we produced. The Canucks’ meek start gave way to an extended strong run, mainly on the backs of the goaltenders, but Vancouver now finds itself mired in a slump once more. The team remains in the top ten of the NHL, but will need to recommit to playing a stronger game in order to secure a higher playoff place. Overachievers: Mason Raymond Mason Raymond has been a terrific surprise. He has maintained his exciting speed post injury, but has also exhibited a greater willingness to skate through the middle of the ice, rather than opt to wriggle along the boards. He leads the team with four power play goals, providing the second PP unit with a threat, and has also demonstrated an affinity for ably covering the centre position when required. Jannik Hansen Jannik Hansen is the rare Canucks player who has progressed si...
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