CanucksArmy Prospect Profile: #20 Michael Carcone

Ryan Biech
August 05 2016 09:00AM

CA20

We kick off the CanucksArmy Top 20 prospects with the newest player to join the group, Drummondville forward Michael Carcone.

Carcone, who was an invitee to the Canucks development camp last month, did enough to earn an entry-level contract with the host club. Though the deal the came a week after the conclusion of their development camp, Carcone's absence from the Florida Panthers development camp indicated it was very much a done deal.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 05 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP

Leafs frontrunners for Vesey, are the Canucks D good enough now, referees in Calgary, a lot of Gretzky's in Edmonton, Bobby Hull deserves a snub, analytics debate roars again, superstars fight and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Waiver Eligibility and Your 2016-17 Vancouver Canucks

J.D. Burke
August 04 2016 09:00AM

Though they may appear inconsequential at first glance, waivers have proven an important element of roster composition for the Vancouver Canucks.

On the positive side of the ledger, the Canucks added Ryan Stanton and Dale Weise for, well, nothing, and even got a few years out of each player for their troubles. On the not so bright side, they fumbled the Frankie Corrado situation (in spite of having their hands held by the NHL throughout the entire process) and lost him when it wasn't just possible to keep him, but excruciatingly easy -- sorry to beat that drum again, it's post relevant though. Oh, and I think there's still some small section of the fanbase inexplicably upset about losing Aaron Volpatti that one time, too.

Waivers giveth and waivers taketh. The Canucks have a few players, some of which are on the roster bubble, who will require waivers to be sent down to the Utica Comets again this season. So let's look at which players qualify and whether they'll have to clear.

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A Way Too Early Preview of Vancouver Canucks Training Camp

J.D. Burke
August 03 2016 11:00AM

We're nearly two months away from the Vancouver Canucks training camp in Whistler, but the mostly static state of the NHL right now suggests this roster isn't likely to change much between now and then. So with that in mind, we should have a look at what to expect between September 22nd to 26th.

Though the Canucks training camp and pre-season have, for the most part, been an exercise in conventional roster construction, last year's emergence of Ben Hutton, Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann suggest this time of year could hold more intrigue than ever. The Canucks have done a good job of filling the cupboards with as deep a set of prospects as they've boasted in ages. Another surprise might be on the horizon.

Knowing what we do now about Vancouver's team, let's take a look at their depth chart and where competition will be fiercest therein. 

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WWYDW: Jake Virtanen

J.D. Burke
August 03 2016 09:00AM

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Whatever the Vancouver Canucks lack in quality pieces up front, they just might make up for with their depth. They've not lost anyone of immediate significance and added a pair of players in Loui Eriksson and Anton Rodin who could figure substantially in their attack.

Something's gotta give. There was the belief that the club might buy out Alexandre Burrows to create room, but here we are in the beginning of August, and he's still a member of the Canucks organization. He's not going anywhere, and I mean that. His $4.5-million salary all but guarantees he's not getting the Brandon Prust or Chris Higgins treatment next season.

It's looking increasingly likely that Jake Virtanen will be the sacrificial lamb. Hell, the Canucks themselves happened up about the possibility of sending Virtanen to the AHL to play premier offensive minutes and develop with Travis Green.

So, my question to you is what exactly your plan would be for Virtanen. The world is your oyster. Hell, I'd even accept the possibility of a trade.

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