Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/17/13
Canucks need to upgrade offense ASAP The biggest problem facing the Vancouver Canucks this season is the same issue that has shown up the last two years in the playoffs – not enough goals. Production has been fine from the Sedins and Ryan Kesler but those three make up almost 35 per cent of the Canucks total goals this year. Vancouver has received some nice production early on from Chris Higgins and Mike Santorelli but I’m not sure either guy will be able to consistently keep that up. Vancouver is truly the definition of mediocrity right now. They’re fifth in the division, have scored 55 goals while giving up 56 goals and have two players (the Sedins) in the top 60 in league scoring. Yawn. And the scary thing is this is with all the key players mostly healthy and several guys playing above expectations. It’s pretty simple, the Canucks need more offense if they want a sniff of the playoffs and this means Mike Gillis will have to do something he hasn’t had a whole lot of success in –...
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