July 10 2016 02:09PM
It's Summer, which means it's time for fun. As the articles fly out awarding teams a Stanley Cup berth before the season even begins, I decided to have a little fun this week with the roundtable.
I asked "If you could pick any one forward, one defenseman and one goalie to start a team right at this moment, who are you picking?"
See the answers after the jump!
July 09 2016 03:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks just finished their development camp and plucked their first free agent from the lot. According to my sources, the Canucks have signed Michael Carcone, formerly of the Drummondville Voltigeurs to an entry-level contract for three seasons.
July 09 2016 03:12PM
The Canucks usually conclude their development camp by sending the prospects up the infamous Grouse Grind, followed thereafter by the Summer Summit. They've forgone that tradition, though. They kicked off this year's festivities with fitness testing at Rogers Arena and afterwards the players travelled to Shawnigan Lake to take part in team-building activities and on-ice play.
This was their time to distinguish themselves as an emerging prospect or drive home their status as blue chippers. Everyone knows the highly touted draftees -- players like Thatcher Demko and Brock Boeser. Who among the lesser known players stood out, though. And what did the local media have to say about them?
July 08 2016 02:39PM
The frenzy of free agency has long since slowed to a crawl, but that doesn't mean that the Canucks have stopped answering the phones. Jim Benning has been open about the fact that he'd still be open to signing another winger, preferably one that brings both skill and grit.
Earlier today, News 1130 revealed that the player agent Petr Svoboda has been in contact with the Canucks regarding two of his clients - forwards Jiri Hudler and Vadim Shipachyov. Is there anything to consider there?
July 08 2016 01:00PM
Hey all, long time, no see. It's been nearly two whole weeks since the last time I published an article. I've been busy with a combination of real life and some research and development, working to improve the pGPS model. In the meantime, I'm compiling articles in which to use the updated data - I'll have a handful of draft related content coming in the near future.
In the present, however, we have another edition of the Canucks Army podcast for you. It's full from tip to tale with draft content, as J.D. and I discuss how the Canucks performed at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo two weekends ago, as well as which teams were making savvy picks and which teams were reaching (*cough*Boston*cough*).
And that's not even the most exciting part: we've made a pretty amazing upgrade to our podcast - something that you'll surely notice as soon as you fire it up.