Nation Drafts 2015 charity playoff pool update

Thomas Drance
May 02 2015 12:35PM


The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?

We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition! 

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Five Undrafted Goalie Prospects the Canucks Could Target

Josh W
May 01 2015 09:00AM

In the first post on this topic, we looked at the issues the Canucks may encounter with their goaltending depth this offseason.  This is not an uncommon issue when you can only have 2 players in one position in the NHL and any other talent you may have who is NHL caliber typically is traded as they do not want to sit in the minors.

In this post, we'll follow up on the emptiness in the goaltending prospect pipeline the Canucks are facing, and try to identify players the Canucks could target for both credible AHL depth and perhaps future NHL assets too.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 01 2015 06:30AM


Dave Nonis speaks after firing, changes Canucks will make, renewed life in Edmonton, Flames round 2 matchup, Jets continue to roll out playoff injury list, more 2015 draft coverage, a classic playoff tilt and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 14: We're Out!

Rhys Jessop
April 30 2015 05:18PM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

On this week's episode, Garret and Rhys lament the Jets and Canucks both bowing out in the first round of the NHL playoffs, and take a look at where each franchise can go from here. Join us after the jump to listen!

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Canucks sign forward Joseph LaBate to entry-level contract

Thomas Drance
April 30 2015 03:09PM


The Vancouver Canucks have come to terms on a contract with forward Joseph LaBate, a fourth-round pick of the club back in 2011, the club announced on Thursday.

LaBate, 22, has played the past four seasons for the Wisconsin Badgers of the NCAA. Though contract details haven't been released by virtue of LaBate's age we can confidently assert that LaBate's signed a two-year contract.

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