Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 28 2015 12:30PM
One of the fun things about these prospect profiles is that we get to look way into the future, daydreaming about what's yet to come for the Canucks organization. At the same time, that gets a little stale sometimes; occasionally, you want to talk about a player who will make an immediate impact on the roster.
It's safe to say that Frank Corrado, who has already had a couple of
large grande cups of coffee in the NHL, matches that description.
August 28 2015 10:00AM
(From the Utica Comets Press Release)
The AHL released its full 2015-16 schedule today, and there are plenty of changes in store for the Utica Comets.
Due to all the tumult with the geographical location of the 30 American Hockey League franchises, there has been plenty of conference and divisional restructuring this off season. The Comets will visit buildings they've never been to and host teams that have never played in the AUD before, as well faceoff against plenty of old and new rivals, and partake in a couple of encounters with former teammates.
Let's dive in and examine the particulars of the upcoming Utica Comets season.
Nation World HQ
August 28 2015 06:15AM
Canucks building a contender, Leafs hire old Oiler scout, Giordano gets paid, Calgary's arena talks, show Byfuglien the money, Yakupov with McDavid, jersey sponsors, team previews, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
August 27 2015 04:00PM
It is often said that the light that burns twice as bright, lasts half as long. One could certainly argue as much for Igor Larionov in his briefest of stays with the Vancouver Canucks, between 1989-92.
Part of a package deal which included Vladimir Krutov, the Canucks essentially paid their way into acquiring their talents despite selecting the duo several years prior in the later rounds of the NHL Entry Draft. For the Canucks, their inclusion represented a philosophical shift away from north-south hockey into a more lateral and cerebral game. They also marked some of the earlier pieces in the Russian invasion in the years leading up to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
August 27 2015 11:14AM
Perhaps no Vancouver Canucks prospect has seen their stock increase as quickly and substantially as Oshawa Generals centreman Cole Cassels has this year. When Vancouver selected Cole Cassels with the 85th overall pick in the 2013 draft, the hope was undoubtedly that he would develop the way he has over the past two seasons.