Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 04 2015 03:32PM
There's been a lot of debate as to who the top prospect on this list was going to be, and a lot of it has to do with the ambiguity of our requirements. Let me rephrase that - Bo Horvat is both younger than Sven Baertschi and has fewer games played in the NHL. Yet, he's not not on the list, and Baertschi is at the top.
What makes Baertschi a prospect? Well, he's still quite young at twenty-two years old, and with a career high of 26 games played, hasn't really become an NHL regular, like the aforementioned Horvat did in his rookie year. With that established, what makes Baertschi the best prospect in the organization? Well, let's talk about that.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 04 2015 01:00PM
As we hit the home stretch with this all-time team, positions start to get rounded out. Today, we close off the defense with a couple of defencemen who managed to be some of the best to ever play the position for the Canucks, without doing so in an overly dramatic fashion. Matt covered Mattias Ohlund this morning, but if we're going to talk about him, I think it's only right to go a mini-generation back and look at Jyrki Lumme.
September 04 2015 09:59AM
Vancouver has been lucky to have many consummate professionals on their team throughout the years, through Orland Kurtenbach to Pat Quinn and Trevor Linden to the Sedin Twins. One of the other pillars of professionalism and leadership during the history of the Canucks, is Mattias Ohlund.
Nation World HQ
September 04 2015 06:45AM
Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
September 03 2015 07:04PM
For as long as I've been a sentient being, the Canucks haven't had a more singularly dominant player (in my estimation) than Todd Bertuzzi. His ability to take over a game physically is unlike anything I've seen since in a Canucks uniform.
While there's been no shortage of physically apt players since his hay days in Vancouver, none have possessed the ability to bully their opponents to even half the extent Bertuzzi could. Physically imposing doesn't do justice.
When speaking on what it means to be a power forward, the benchmark was set during Bertuzzi's more productive campaigns as a Vancouver Canuck. And likely will be
until Zack Kassian realizes his fullest potential for the foreseeable future.