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Winning Percentage Graphs
The graphs below compare the Canuck ten game winning percentage during the current season with all thirty-plus years of their history. Notice how the team's historical performance starts strong, but gradually declines until mid-season before rebounding and peaking at the end of the season.
Graphs per Season
The Canucks started with three straight losses, equalling a club record. By the end of October, they had moved above their historic average where they stayed for the better part of the season. In late January, the Canucks managed a six game winning streak just in time for their historic 14 game road trip. As the post-Olympic part of their trip was coming to a close, they dipped below their historic average for a game. They recovered nicely and performed strong for 15 games before finishing the season on a down note.
The Canucks won their first two games of the season, but losses in four of their next five games dropped their average. Once again, a strong November pushed the team above their historical average. Roberto Luongo was injured in the team's 21st game of the season and for the next 25 games, the Canucks struggled. The Canucks actually lost their first five games after his return, but then they went on a tear, posting a 23-7-2 record over the last 32 games of the season.
The Canucks started the season with a loss and struggled through October. In November, the Canucks went on a run where they earned at least a point in 11 of 12 straight games. They were consistent through December and into early January. Their annual swoon was a few games behind schedule, but by game 48, the Canucks were below their historical average. A four game winning streak pushed them above their historical average, but a late season collapse left the Canucks out of the playoffs.
Despite starting the season with a couple of wins, the Canucks struggled early in the season. A three game losing streak in November pushed the Canucks to their lowest point. The team improved their performance as the season went on, moving above their historical average with a three game winning streak in December. After Christmas, the Canucks won seven in a row and gained at least a point in 15 of their next 16 games. This strong performance continued until the end of the regular season.
The Canucks returned to the ice after a year-long absense and started strong. A six game winning streak in October pushed them off the charts. In November, the team fell below their historical average briefly before continuing with their solid play. In early January, they struggled again, before getting back to their winning ways. In March, the team had a five game losing streak which put them below their historical average, where they stayed for most of the rest of the season.
The Canucks had a great October, staying above their historical average all month. November was less impressive, with the Canucks dipping below the .500 mark by month end. December and January saw the Canucks maintain a winning percentage around .600. A stretch of five losses in six games during February saw the Canucks dip below their historical average, but the team rebounded by month's end. In March, the Canucks had their worst stretch of the season, but the team put together a six game winning streak to finish the season strong.
The Canucks started 2002-03 strong although by the end of October, they were below their statistical average. The Canucks won 12 of 13 games in November, making it their most productive month in team history. In December and January, the Canucks tailed off a bit (as expected), but continue to perform better than their historical average. The Canucks almost went unbeaten in February, raising their average to the top of the chart once again. Vancouver was less consistent in March, but continued their strong play right through to the end of the season.
After a sub-par October, the Canucks rebounded with a strong (or at least stronger) showing in November. The arrival of Trevor Linden on November 11 coincided with the Canucks' three game winning streak which pushed them above their historical average. December was not kind to the Canucks, although a couple of wins after Christmas lifted them above their average again. In the second half of January, the Canucks rattled off six wins in a row, literally pushing their winning percentage off the chart. After six games, the Canucks came back to reality, even falling below their historical average in early March. They finished the season with a strong showing.
After a slow start in their first five games, the Canucks put together a string of good games which lasted past the midpoint of the season. Around games 50-60, the Canucks showed their classic form of fading. Then, they started moving back up during games 60-70. With the loss of players like Markus Naslund and Andrew Cassels, the Canucks failed to have a strong finish. They finished the season as it began -- below their historical average.
In these graphs, the Canuck Record is calculated based on the Adjusted Winning Percentage. Wins are indicated on the graph by "W", overtime wins by "OW", losses by "L", overtime losses by "OL" and ties by "T". Starting in 2005-06, shootout wins are indicated by "SW" and shootout losses by "SL".
In their history, the
Canucks have played seasons of 48, 78, 80, 82 and 84
games in length. Calculations of historical winning
percentages takes this into consideration.
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This page last updated July 27, 2010