January 17 2017 11:42AM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY SPORTS
Earlier this morning, it was announced by the Canucks that forward Anton Rodin would be out for an undetermined time to rest his knee:
Injury update on Anton Rodin: pic.twitter.com/mgHb5Vpfwo— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 17, 2017
January 17 2017 11:00AM
It's been a little less than a month since our last Consolidated Rankings were published, but six of the eight list makers have put out new rankings, and there has been plenty of movement already. The World Junior Championships also took place in that time frame, and as that's one of the most important events of the season for draft eligible prospects, it factors heavily in the perception of many of the players.
Let's take a look at the potential first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, as it looks in mid-January.
January 17 2017 09:00AM
It's been awhile since the Canucks won, but at least the loser points are piling up and keeping them in the playoff hunt. Tonight, the Predators bring their three-game winning streak to Vancouver. Winner steps back into the top eight in the Western Conference.
The Canucks had the Predators where they wanted them last week, but sadly Nashville played spoiler with 1.5 seconds left in OT. Time for some retribution.
January 17 2017 07:00AM
Photo Credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets
I skipped another week, so it looks like this one is going to be another Weeks in Review article - I hope you're ready for that.
This one is going to be considerably more chipper than the last one, which covered a long and excruciating losing streak. This time around, the Comets are winning! They've won five of their last six games, thanks to fantastic goaltending and a super hot top line. Come read all about it!
January 16 2017 05:00PM
We're doubling up the Midterm Rankings today - after Jackson gave you a review of the Canucks' 16th and 15th ranked prospects this morning, we're ready to jump into part four, in which we'll review Vancouver's 14th and 13th ranked prospects.
Once again, I'll quickly review the criteria for consideration for the rankings:
- The player must be 25 years or younger, and
- The player must be eligible for the Calder Trophy next season.
As a result, players that are considered to be "graduated" to the NHL (Brendan Gaunce, Nikita Tryamkin, Jake Virtanen, Anton Rodin) are not eligible.
Let's get into it.