Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/29/13
For the week of January 20-27 The Vancouver Canucks‘ first week (and a bit) of the new shortened NHL season is in the books. Entering Monday the C’s owned a record of 2-2-1 and sit near the middle of the pack in the Western Conference. The reduced number of games in this lockout-altered season means that each game matters that much more than in typical years. If you’re a Canucks fan you already treat each game like it’s the playoffs, so this year is really going to be something. The games will fly by in 2013 and before we know it we will be weeks away from the playoffs. Let’s hope the ‘Nucks are exactly where they should be at that time… in first place. Here’s a breakdown of the top three performers for the Blue and White in the past week. Third Star: Cory Schneider The goalie debate is less about who is the real number one, and more about when is Roberto Luongo finally going to get traded. Until then, the two net minders will be splitting duties for the Canucks, with the majority o...
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