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Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. Nike Shoes Wholesale Free Shipping .C. -- Kurt Busch put his chances at "70 per cent" at running the Indianapolis 500 this year because of recent developments that have pushed a potential program along.VANCOUVER, BC -- You canít spell production without the O or the D, but the Vancouver Canucks are bending the rules of the English language these days. Theyíre getting plenty of production and theyíre finding ways to do it without any O from any D. The Canucks are the sixth in the National Hockey League in both actual goals scored (65) and goals per game (2.96), so offence is not an issue. The Canucks have been an up-tempo hockey club playing an entertaining style based on spread scoring and a four-line attack. The surprise in all of this is that the Canucks are achieving such offensive success with one of the lowest-scoring defences in the NHL. As a group, Canucks blueliners have contributed just 32 points in 22 games. Compare that to the Calgary Flames, whoíve amassed 68 points from their defensive corps already this season. In fact, the Flames have four blueliners with more points than Alex Edler, the Canucks highest-scoring blueliner, whoís sitting with a modest eight points on the season. As of Thursday morning, 46 defencemen around the league have been more productive than Edler and 70 D-men in the NHL rank higher than the next highest-scoring defencemen on the hockey club. The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres are the only teams in the league with a top-scoring defenceman with fewer points than Edler. The lack of offence from the blue line clearly isnít hurting the Canucks, who are 11-3-1 in their past 15 games, but even head coach Willie Desjardins is startled by the fact there hasnít been more contributions from the back end. ďTo me, Iím a little bit surprised they donít have more points -- itís not that they donít join the rush, itís just that they donít get rewarded,Ē the coach explained. ĒWe want our defence to be involved and we want to make things happen. You look at Yannick Weberís rush. We want that. You see quite a bit on the tape. Youíll see Kevin Bieksa going through the middle and youíll see Alex Edler up.Ē So, the coach is seeing many of the things he wants to see from his defencemen - heís just not seeing their name on the scoresheet very often.dddddddddddd But, perhaps, things are changing. In their past four games, the Canucks have seven points from defencemen. Still, as a group, this defence will have to pick up the pace just to match last yearís Ė and remember that the 2013-14 Canucks were one of the lowest-scoring teams in franchise history. A year ago, led by Jason Garrisonís 33 points, the Canucks blueline contributed 147 points or an average of 1.79 points per game. Right now, this yearís defence is sputtering at 1.45 points per game with just seven goals and 25 assists. If Edler, Bieksa, Chris Tanev and Dan Hamhuis are considered the top four defenders on the hockey club, that group has accounted for just one even strength goal so far this season (Bieksa, against Ottawa on November 11). All three of Edlerís goals have come on the power play. Neither Tanev nor Hamhuis, whoís now injured, has found the back of the net yet this season. Luca Sbisa is second among Canuck defencemen with two goals, but hasnít scored since November 1 in Edmonton. But itís not all about goal-scoring. Itís about the transition game. Itís about holding pucks in at the blue line. Itís about finding ways to get involved in the offence and, in the eyes of the coach, itís about getting shots on goal, which, even if they donít go in, may still produce rebounds and create scoring chances for others. ďOne thing we need from our back end, is we have to get more pucks through,Ē Desjardins said. ďI donít think [the issue is] the joining the rush. Weíve got good D that can skate and we have to use that. That has to be a part of our attack. We just have to get more pucks through.Ē No one in the Canucks organization is worried about the lack of offence from the blue line, but certainly the coaches are aware that itís one area the hockey club can improve. And if that defence ever hits its stride offensively and points start to flow, thereís no telling just how dangerous the Vancouver Canucks can be. ' ' '

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