Alex Grenier and Borna Rendulic will be Group VI UFA

Ryan Biech
January 18 2017 11:00AM

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Late last month, I broke down why Anton Rodin would become a Group VI UFA at the conclusion of the season. Since that post, I have confirmed that my conclusion is correct.

To further clarify the Canucks situation going forward, I've looked at other players who might be affected by similar rules. That brought to my attention that current farm-hands Alexandre Grenier and Borna Rendulic would also become Group VI UFA's at the conclusion of this season.

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Anton Rodin out indefinitely

Ryan Biech
January 17 2017 11:42AM

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Earlier this morning, it was announced by the Canucks that forward Anton Rodin would be out for an undetermined time to rest his knee:

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2015 Draft Class: Who to sign?

Ryan Biech
January 12 2017 11:00AM

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Although it's January, that doesn't stop organizations from looking at the long term picture. This week, all teams will be having their amateur scouting meetings to discuss and breakdown the 2017 draft class.

They will also have meetings to figure out what they currently have in the organization - which prospects made noise, which ones disappointed and what to keep an eye on going forward.

Here at Canucks Army, we have begun our mid-season prospect rankings, where we break down and discuss all the prospects currently within the organization.

Given all this, I figured it was worth taking a look at the 2015 draft class of the Canucks and figure out who is worth signing to entry level contracts.

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Fun with the CBA: Bo Horvat goes to the All-Star Game

Ryan Biech
January 10 2017 05:00PM

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Bowie William Horvat will represent the Canucks at the 2017 NHL All-Star in Los Angeles. 

This is a fantastic development for the Canucks, as one of their building blocks continues his upward trajectory towards being a leader on the team. 

Horvat, who's in the final year of his entry-level, could be in line for a bonus as a result of his place on the Pacific Division's team.

As always, this is an opportunity to explain what this means for the Canucks going forward.

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What Could the Canucks Have Done Differently With Their Lineup Saturday?

Ryan Biech
January 09 2017 01:06PM

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On Saturday night, the Canucks were forced to dress 13 forwards and five defencemen as Christopher Tanev and Ben Hutton's injuries suffered in the game prior kept them from the lineup. This resulted in Anton Rodin dressing for Saturday's game, and not playing a single minute for the Canucks.

The market's covered the Rodin angle of this extensively, and earlier this morning coach Willie Desjardins revealed Rodin wasn't 100% healthy, which gives insight into why he didn't play. 

It's not like this was an unavoidable issue, though. The Canucks had options to avoid this.

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