November 26 2015 11:17AM
We are back with another week of the weekly prospect report. There's much to be excited about with Brock Boeser and Thatcher Demko in the NCAA, Carl Neill in the CHL, Anton Rodin and Nikita Tryamkin in Europe and even Dane Fox in the ECHL having a great week. Without waiting too long, let's dig into what they have done!
November 25 2015 07:55PM
Don't let the scoreline confuse you, in between the five goals in this game was a whole lot of boring hockey. But what happened on the scoreboard is a good thing for Canucks fans. Of course, the 3-2 win is enough to warm your heart on this cold Wednesday night, but Radim Vrbata notched two goals for the Canucks, finally breaking out of his slump and showing glimpses of the form he possessed for the majority of the 2014-15 campaign.
November 25 2015 01:23PM
Canucks are FOURFIVESECONDS from wildin and they play one more game on Friday, they gonna faceoff against Kesler on Monday....boring...I swear all I want is a win in regulation. You ready? The Minnesotas took it to the Canucks last year and even with some hiccups in the season, the Canucks are on the cusp of turning it around. Did you see Bo Horvat's dangleitis, the Sedins wizardry or how bout Jannik Hansen honey badgerin that puck all day? Changes are coming, sorry Minny.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 25 2015 10:07AM
This is a guest post from AHL/ECHL Photographer Sarah Hobday, whose pictures you may have seen previously on this site and on other platforms. Sarah has been harvesting notes on the Kalamazoo Wings throughout the season. The Wings have multiple Canucks prospects on their roster, who are the focus of these bullet points below. Let Sarah know what you think in the comments; this could become a regular series!
November 24 2015 06:48PM
Photo Credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets
The Comets played another three-in-three last weekend and finally managed to break up their losing streak in the final game, halting it at four games. Offense continues to be a bit of an issue for the Canucks' affiliate, who have scored just 11 goals in their past five games, while allowing 17 in the same span.
On the bright side, the prospects are still contributing to what success Utica can muster as Hunter Shinkaruk, Brendan Gaunce and Alex Grenier all lit the lamp at least once on the weekend while Jordan Subban had three primary assists.
I'm taking over the Comets Weekly Report from Jeff from this point on; given that I already watch all the games and obsess over the stats, it just makes sense. Let's take a look at last week's games and who stood out.