October 08 2016 03:00PM
The college hockey season officially got underway this weekend, and Brock Boeser hit the ground running, scoring four point in his first game of the regular season. Skating on a new top North Dakota line with Colorado first round pick Tyson Jost and Washington fifth round pick Shane Gersich, Boeser potted a goal and three assists Friday night as North Dakota dismantled Canisius College by a score of 6-0.
It’s only been one game, but Boeser is already leading the NCAA scoring race. According to many different prognosticators, he’s one of the top players to watch this season, and he’s certainly putting on a show so far. While we in Vancouver are already ready to anoint him the leading candidate for this year’s Hobey Baker Award, I pondered which other NCAA players might challenge him for the honour.
October 08 2016 01:00PM
(John Shorthouse voice) In the FINAL game of the Canucks preseason, Vancouver heads to Edmonton, to the newly minted Rogers Place to take on the Oilers. Although the results haven't changed from last year, the players fighting to make the Canucks have. Troy Stecher has taken the mantle from Ben Hutton as this year's surprising standout on defense (actually anywhere) while Jack Skille and Tuomo Ruutu have made the most of their PTOs.
The regular season starts for the Canucks next weekend so this is the final tune up to see who's ready.
Its the Canucks....and the Oilers....NEXT!
October 08 2016 11:53AM
We are just a week away from the start of meaningful hockey in the NHL, and there's a buzz starting in the city, as people dust off their Canucks gear for the upcoming season. With a new season, that means cuts to the pre-season roster. We discussed this last week, talking about who we wish stuck around for a longer look in the pre-season, but one name that we didn't talk about was Jake Virtanen. The 2014 first round pick, who played quite well early last season, has been recovering from injury, and many people think he would be served better spending some time down in Utica, where he could get top line minutes and grow as a player. With that in mind, I took this question to our writers, and here's what they thought.
October 08 2016 11:30AM
Today's edition of highlights from the waiver wire includes a recent 11th overall draft pick and a trio of intriguing depth options at centre. Let's jump try to the players.
October 07 2016 05:00PM
With each passing day, the NHL season looms ever closer, and with it the need for the league’s 30 member clubs to trim their rosters down to 23 names. Friday was, once again, a busy waiver day, with a few interesting options hitting the wire.