Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - February 11, 2016

Ryan Biech
February 11 2016 06:17PM

Another week has passed in the hockey world. For the Canucks specifically, prospect Thatcher Demko leads the Hobey Baker fan vote by a sizeable margin and set a new record, a few players are still injured and we had some recalls to the NHL due to injury. 

Like the people in line at Whistler-Blackcomb this past weekend, I know you have been waiting long time, so let's break it all down in this week's edition of Blackfish: Canucks Army Prospect Report. 

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Why Emerson Etem burns to get back to the playoffs

Jeff Paterson
February 11 2016 02:40PM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

Emerson Etem knows he can help the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

He’s been there and has an impressive post-season track record to prove it. The bigger issue right now is can he help the Canucks get into the playoffs? Without a surge over the final 28 games, Etem and the Canucks will be on the outside looking in when the run for the Cup begins. And that’s not a position the 23-year-old winger has been in before during his brief National Hockey League career.

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Valeri Nichushkin is Available, Should the Canucks... YES

J.D. Burke
February 11 2016 01:00PM


The Vancouver Canucks - and the rest of the league, for that matter - have been presented with the rarest of opportunities, as Valeri Nichushkin of the Dallas Stars is apparently available for the right price.

Mike Heika of Dallas News brought to light Nichushkin's availability, suggesting that the Stars could float their budding winger for a 'big fish' acquisition on the trade market. The Stars, who are rumoured to be looking to add depth on their blue line, are reasonably seeing their young stable of electric forwards as the requisite surplus to make such a move happen.

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Utica Week in Review: February 11th

Jeremy Davis
February 11 2016 11:00AM

Comets Game 44

Photo credit: St. John's IceCaps (Facebook)

The Comets went on a road trip last weekend. Road trips can be a ton of fun, a great bonding experience full of joy, comradery, and memories that can last a life time. They can also be to Newfoundland. The Comets went to Newfoundland.

They did still manage to find joy however, winning both games on the rock, leaving them on a nifty four game winning streak. They even got a little board in the final game and decided to make things interested, leading to a gorgeous comeback goal and a Canucks prospect entering the AHL record books.

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WWYDT: Better Late than Never

J.D. Burke
February 11 2016 09:00AM

Today's edition of What Would you Do Wednesday, is brought to you by the day Thursday.

The Canucks are set to play Saturday night's contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their classic Flying Skate logo and jersey combo. For many this jersey is a great reminder of the Canucks when they were entering prominence after years of embarrassment. It conjures memories of Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden, to name a few. For some, this jersey is sacred.

Has me wondering, which jersey and logo combo was your favourite? If you could bring any of the old ones back as a third, which would be your logo of choice?

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