September 15 2016 03:00PM
This is a tale of trial and error, failure, determination, and triumph. Oh and fancy advanced statistics. So many fancy statistics.
September 15 2016 01:00PM
When the Canucks selected Finnish defenceman Olli Juolevi fifth overall at the 2016 Draft, he became just the sixth Finnish player they'd ever drafted. A number perplexingly low given they've been reasonably successful when they went to that well in the past, with Petri Skriko and Jarkko Ruutu going on to have successful NHL careers -- Jonathan Iilahti, Markus Kankaanpera, and Karri Kivi less so.
I'm of the mind, though, that the Canucks would be wise to strengthen their draft ties to Suomi.
September 15 2016 11:00AM
Jordan Subban is no stranger to the Young Stars tournament. Now 21, the flashy defenseman who led the Utica Comets defence corps in scoring as a rookie last season is heading to his fourth prospects showcase with the Vancouver Canucks this weekend in Penticton. He’s hoping to put his years of experience to good use to make an immediate impression on the coaching staff and management.
September 15 2016 09:00AM
With the summer winding down, we at Canucks Army are looking to fill the dead space between our Top 20 countdown and the start of the World Cup of Hockey. This week, I've decided to head back to the draft, and I'm going to be looking at the past, present and future on Canucks drafting and NHL prospects by going over the 2015, 2016, and 2017 NHL Entry Drafts and how they pertain to the Canucks.
After going over the 2015 and 2016 drafts, as well as some left over picks from 2016 that could be mid-to-late round selections next year, we move onto the 2017 Entry Draft. While the future is far from certain, it's entirely possible that one, if not many, Canadian teams will find themselves in the running for some of these top end prospects. Let's take a look at who they are.
September 15 2016 07:30AM
With the preliminary round out of the way, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is ready to get down to the contests that actually count this weekend. Group A will feature the marquee matchup of Canada vs. the United States, along with the less-heralded Czech Republic and Team Europe.
Here’s how those countries stack up.