By Adam Graham (@adam_graham)
Tuesday night’s loss to the Nashville Predators might not seem like a good thing to the Vancouver Canucks at first glance, but in reality it might be the best thing for them in the long run.
After 13 games without a regulation loss, the Canucks strong play and, in many ways, their good fortunes finally caught up to them against a technically sound team like the Predators. Of course, with a loss comes the questions of what exactly went wrong and the answers highlight the same problems the team has overcome against some of the top teams in the NHL recently.
For starters, Henrik and Daniel Sedin struggled once again when facing an elite defense pairing after they feasted on two subpar defensive teams over the weekend. In addition, the entire team didn’t play well for a full 60 minutes and they relied on their goaltender to keep them in the game on too many occasions.
The only difference was that last night it finally caught up to them, whi...