Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/14/13
20 games? Already? It’s crazy isn’t it? But it feels like it was yesterday when we were watching Alex Biega and Patrick Mullen during the preseason and thinking: “Oh, sweet Jesus. The Canucks defense has to stay healthy this season. These guys are awful”. But here we are, well into November now and the defense (save for an Alex Edler suspension) has remained in tact. The waiver wire pickup of Ryan Stanton has been a nice touch as well. He’s played in all 20 of Vancouver’s games and is averaging a nose hair under 14 minutes a night. Though, with the good fortune the defense has seen, the injury bug has still come in and nipped away at the forwards. Jordan Schroeder is on the walking wounded list in 2013. The Canucks, for once, have lost more man-games from their forward corps than their blueline. Sounds strange, right? But with injuries to Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen, Jordan Schroeder, Dale Weise, David Booth and Jordan Schroeder again, the Canucks have already lost 54 man-games due ...
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