Willie Desjardins talks development, struggles from last year

Cat Silverman
May 17 2016 04:42PM

Hey guys, it's Cat Silverman, NM00's favorite Canucks Army sometimes-contributor! 

With head coach Willie Desjardins still in town, TSN Radio Vancouver got a chance to catch up with the somewhat polarizing bench boss earlier today - and he certainly didn't beat around the bush with his thoughts on next year. 

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Alex Biega

J.D. Burke
May 17 2016 11:00AM

The Alex Biega story took another turn for the better this season, as the career minor leaguer transitioned into a full-time role as a depth defender with the Vancouver Canucks. And all it took was nearly 350 AHL contests within three separate organizations.

Rare are the AHL journeymen that play their rookie season in the NHL at the age of 27. Especially so for Biega, who's frame doesn't match that of a prototypical stay-at-home defenceman -- Biega is listed, generously, at 5'10" 187 lbs. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #36 Kale Clague

Cammers
May 17 2016 08:00AM

Kale Clague comes in at #36 on the Nation Network's top 60 2016 draft eligible prospects. Playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings, Clague is hailed as a two-way defenseman with a high level of skill and good ability to skate. 

Let's take a look at what he brings to the table.

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Canucks sign CHL overager Yan-Pavel Laplante

Ryan Biech
May 16 2016 05:31PM

The Vancouver Canucks have dipped their toes in the CHL UFA market today signing overage forward Yan-Pavel Laplante to a three year entry level deal.

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: May 16th

J.D. Burke
May 16 2016 05:00PM

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So, who among you had the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meeting each other in the Western Conference Finals? I know I sure as hell didn't, and I've a massive soft spot for the Sharks.

Seriously though, how great would it be for Joe Thornton to raise the cup? I'm going to suggest it would be very great. Then again, perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself. This is a Vancouver Canucks blog, after all. Then again, perhaps the Sharks are the best-case scenario for the Canucks as they try to execute the not-so-complete rebuild. 

Enough of these inane ramblings, though.. Let's get on to your questions, of which there are plenty.

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