CA Prospect Profiles: Bill Sweatt

Thomas Drance
August 31 2011 01:44PM

Anytime you read about Canucks forward prospect Bill Sweatt, you'll hear some cliche about his one clear-cut, NHL-level skill - his speed. Though his defensive instincts, offensive skill and shot velocity are occasionally called out as "suspect" - no one debates the fact that Sweatt the younger can flat out fly. Now that I've met my "cliche about Bill Sweatt's skating ability quota," we can move on!

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Headshots August 30th

Thomas Drance
August 30 2011 01:10PM

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Headshots are a Canucksarmy feature where we link to the days freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost and would like it to be featured in our Headshots posts please e-mail me at

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Player types: "High Event" and "Low Event"

Cam Charron
August 29 2011 02:44PM



Let's start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we'll use Kessel as an example because he's the star player in the world's largest hockey market and a frequent earner of criticism and praise from all ranges.

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Prospect Profiles: Kevin Connauton

Cam Charron
August 29 2011 02:29PM



Kevin Connauton, the lanky powerplay specialist with both Major Junior and NCAA experience to his name, had a moderate offensive breakout in Manitoba last season as a rookie. With 11 goals and 12 assists to his name as well as a shorthanded tally late in a playoff game against Lake Erie, the former AJHL, CCHA and WHL player had a pretty successful campaign scoring-wise as both a rookie and a defenseman in the AHL.

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August 29 2011 12:36PM

Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season.

This is NationRadio. Enjoy!

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