For two years in a row, the Vancouver Canucks have been the most banged-up team in hockey. Most of that is due to rotten luck, but there’s no doubt that the Canucks have been an easy team to play against. NHL top 5 teams, impact of man-games lost (by cumulative minutes of players lost, CMIP)
As naturally as many families become associated with specific industries that they work within, it’s become commonplace for families to become associated with specific sports in specific parts of the world. Within the hockey world, arguably the most influential family in history – with apologies to Maurice and Henri Richard – is the Sutter family.
It’s hard to imagine an NHL team’s MVP needing a role adjustment. With the Vancouver Canucks however, improvement is needed everywhere. That includes the Canucks’ MVP from last season. Bo Horvat was the team’s best player in 2016-17, other than Ryan Miller. He posted career highs with 20 goals and 52 points, despite not scoring