Afternoon Headshots: June 27th

Thomas Drance
June 27 2013 04:20PM


Henrik really needs to stop hacking post-game darts with Sekeres, I think.
Our pal Shane image via Sealcat.

Today at Canucks Army we argued that there's no reason to be skeptical about Canucks ownership allowing hockey operations to brandish the "Compliance Buyout" hammer, looked at some WHL prospects whom the Canucks might consider with their first round pick, examined the impact of player size on Mike Gillis's draft strategy and considered the possibility of the team chasing Vincent Lecavalier in free-agency.

For more Canucks news and draft tidbits read on past the jump.

Iain Macintyre pens an interesting feature on Adam Tambellini, a potential mid-round pick with Canucks connections and a deep hockey lineage. [The Vancouver Sun]

Harrison Mooney checks in from his New York vacation with a fun recap of the John Tortorella hire. [Pass it to Bulis]

Matt Lee looks at some options for whom the Canucks could pick with the 24th pick in the 2013 NHL draft. [CHB]

One of the prospects profiled by Matt is Delta native Nicolas Petan, an undersized centre with elite offensive awareness. Ben Kuzma adds additional insight on Petan's background and drive. [The Province]

Some fascinating work on the subject of drafting CHL defenceman from RJ over at the "That's Offside" blog. [That's Offside]

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Gillis will try to trade Roberto Luongo at the NHL Draft. That's the sort of nugget you really don't need a quote from the General Manager to know. [CP via The Score]

Zanstorm ruminates on the riddle that is Roberto Luongo's continued Canuckistan limbo. [Nucksmisconduct]

Ben Kuzma talks about the volatility teams deal with when when projecting the potential and development trajectory of teennage netminders at the NHL Draft. [The Province]

CDC takes a look at the history of the 24th overall pick ahead of Sunday's NHL Draft. [Canucks.com]

Finally here's a collection of Alexandre Grenier highlights from his time in the East Coast Hockey League this past season via youtube.com/CanucksProspects:

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Thomas Drance lives in Toronto, eats spicy food and writes about hockey. He is an NHL News Editor at theScore, the ex-managing editor of CanucksArmy.com and an opinionated blowhard to boot. You can follow him on twitter @thomasdrance.
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