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Cherry Picking: Mar. 7, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

No Canuck line has more goals than the speedy trio of Chris Higgins, Jannik Hansen and Mason Raymond who have combined for 18 goals and 10 points in the last 3 games. Their production hasn’t been lost on the Sun’s Brad Zeimer either. Read

Hansen has been scoring in his sleep

More on red-hot Jannik Hansen, who may have been “sleeping between shifts,” in Calgary, at least that’s what Chris Higgins is telling Ben Kuzma. Read

NHL teams ready to embrace advanced statistics

Elliotte Friedman on the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a congregation of sports biggest and best number-crunchers looking to get an edge. The Canucks were the first NHL team to attend four years ago, but others are catching on. Read

Dividing the NHL’s star forwards by style: Lurkers, Bombers, Long-Bodies and more

Justin Bourne, from the Backhand Shelf Blog, takes the top 60 NHL forwards and categorizes them by their playing style. Not sure how Daniel and Henrik didn’t get Maximus Passimus but it’s still a fun read. Read

Rapid Fire

- Brendan Gaunce's tough March continued Wednesday night as the Belleville Bulls captain was held of the scoresheet for a third consecutive game in a 3-1 loss to Ottawa.

- And in honour of Canadian legend, Stompin' Tom Connors, here's The Hockey Song...

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