Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #37 Sam Steel

Ryan Biech
May 16 2016 08:00AM

A player who has been flirting with first-round bona fides, but ultimately comes in as 37th overall ranked player in our consensus rankings, is Edmonton native and Regina Pats centre Sam Steel.

Regarded as a smaller and shiftier centre, who possesses elite playmaking abilities and hockey sense. If Steel is still available in the early parts of the second round, I won't be surprised to hear of a few teams looking to trade up to select the young pivot.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #38 Nathan Bastian

Ryan Biech
May 15 2016 08:00AM

A regular linemate of likely first-round picks Alexander Nylander and Michael McLeod, Nathan Bastian comes in as the 38th ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

A winger by trade, who can also play centre, Bastian is a player who can do it all but still has the offensive upside that will likely see him taken in the early to mid second round. He may even creep into the first round if a team feels that his skill-set are that of an NHL player.

Teams were likely scouting the Steelheads to see what Nylander and McLeod had to offer, but Bastian appears to be the 'safer' pick of the three, as he has the all the tools to make it as a middle six player.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #39 Cam Dineen

May 14 2016 11:07AM

Coming in at #39 we have Cam Dineen, one of a few small(ish) defensemen who may be getting overlooked a little bit heading into the draft.

After the jump we'll take a look at one of the most statistically impressive defenders coming out of the OHL this season.

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Babych Please - May 13th, 2016

Grainne Downey
May 13 2016 01:00PM


This week's Babych Please has everything a Canucks fan could want and then some. Brock Boeser plays Prince Charming, Chris Tanev continues to be Cinderella, and Ben Hutton is getting back massages with Brad Marchand! 

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Friday Roundtable: The Crow is Back

J.D. Burke
May 13 2016 11:00AM


Marc Crawford is back in the NHL, returning to the bench as an assistant to Guy Boucher with the Ottawa Senators. This, after a long and successful stay in the NLA of Switzerland.

That's an interesting fit, to be sure. And one that has we wondering about his long-term prospects in the NHL. Could a return to the role of head coach be forthcoming?

Assuming that's the case, I've asked the Canucks Army staff for their thoughts on the possibility of Crawford as a Canucks head coach in the not-so-distant future, assuming there is a vacancy.

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