November 26 2014 04:23PM
Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started:
November 26 2014 01:41PM
That Cole Cassels is having a fantastic 19-year old season is old news by now to Canucks fans. Vancouver's 3rd round pick in the 2013 NHL entry draft is currently 6th in the OHL in scoring with 12 goals and 27 assists in 22 games, but he'll be missing some significant time thanks to a suspension handed out this morning by the Ontario Hockey League.
Read past the jump for a look at Cassels' suspension, and how this affects his chances at making a World Junior Championships team.
November 26 2014 10:00AM
It’s been another full week of prospect activities with all
of Vancouver's players in the pipeline playing games. The OHL has surprisingly been the least productive this week while Jake Virtanen,
players in the NCAA, Europe, and the ECHL have all been very active. The World Juniors will be coming up very shortly and Hockey Canada plans to announce its camp roster soon. That being said a number of Canucks prospects have been in discussion to make their respective national team including: Horvat (CAN, but unlikely to be released from the Canucks), Virtanen (CAN), McCann (CAN), Subban (CAN), Cassels (US), Forsling (Sweden), and Demko (US).
Without keeping you waiting, continue past the jump for the latest on your Canucks’ prospects.
November 25 2014 11:26PM
Leading up to tonight's game between the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks, there was any number of hockey related story lines that could have taken precedence in the hours before puck-drop. Instead, the loss of former Canucks head coach and player Pat Quinn was paramount in our hearts and minds. A time will come for warm reflection, but for today at least the Canucks let us share a human moment and mourn his passing.
Following a chilling moment of silence, fabled Vancouver opera singer Marc Donnelly belted a beautiful rendition of the Irish folk-song, Danny Boy. I know somewhere, in some way, the "Big Irishman" was giving his sideways grin through the entire rendition, cigar in tow.
While the Griffiths family brought financial stability to the #Canucks, Pat Quinn brought credibility.— Bruce Ng (@transcendwebs) November 26, 2014
The Canucks honored the fiery Irishmen's legacy to the tune of a hard fought 2-0 victory. There's not a lot to chew on from tonight's game, but we'll tackle what little there is on the other side of the jump.
November 25 2014 07:00PM
As promised this morning, here are our Canucks Army weekly player grades for defensemen.
Read past the jump to see how each guy fared this past week!