September 27 2016 02:00PM



Well, its hockey season again and hopefully you all had just a dandy summer, the Canucks did? We drafted a Finnish defenseman named Olli, we traded for a guy named Gubby and some guy named Stecher is all the rage. Tonight the baby Canucks take on the baby Sharks and we get to see where our prospects are at....which could go either way really. But hey hockey's back so lets just enjoy that today.

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pGPS 2016 Draft Extravaganza: Central Division

Jeremy Davis
September 27 2016 12:15PM

Draft Review - central

Image created by the great and wonderful Matt Henderson.

Well we’re inching closer to the start of the hockey season, but before we get there, it’s time for the Big Unveiling of the full 2016 NHL Entry pGPS data set. I know. Try to contain your excitement.

Taking on the entire draft at once already produces a massive amount of information, but this year’s review is so replete with beautiful charts fashioned by our very own Petbugs, it would simply be outrageous to try to fit it into one article. That’s while we’ll be taking this journey one division at a time, with a league wide overview at the end.

Today we’ll be examining the Central Division, where another Nation Network team resides. (Hi Jets Nation!)

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Training Camp Wrap-Up: Jim Benning's Thoughts

Vanessa Jang
September 27 2016 09:00AM

We're just another step closer to the NHL regular season as training camp's reached its end in Whistler. The Canucks have several roster questions still, but until opening night is upon them, those answers will remain internalized by the team's front office.

With main camp in the books, General Manager Jim Benning spoke to TSN 1040 yesterday to give his final thoughts, as well as what to expect going into the start of the pre-season.

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Canucks First Round of Cuts Send 6 Back to Junior

Jeremy Davis
September 26 2016 05:46PM


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Canucks GM Jim Benning mentioned on the radio earlier today that the first round of roster cuts was forthcoming, and it has indeed arrived. The Canucks have sent six players back to their junior teams, with the intention of getting them into game action - the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL regular seasons are already underway. Read on to see who got the axe and who survived.

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What They're Saying: A New Year, New Faces, Same Expectations

Vanessa Jang
September 26 2016 05:00PM

The Canucks are finally reuniting after a long off-season of training, rehabilitation and roster transactions for training camp. Players and management are getting swarmed by fans and media alike, hoping for the opportunity to get something out of the Canucks as they embark on their year-long journey.

A lot can happen in four months. For the players, they're afforded the time to work on their game and improve on individual skills. For Canucks General Manager Jim Benning and co. they get the time needed to try and add to what they feel is a playoff bound roster.

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