Should the Canucks Acquire Tyler Myers?

Josh W
November 27 2014 10:00AM

Over the summer, there were a number of rumours flying around connecting the Vancouver Canucks' new General Manager Jim Benning to the Buffalo Sabres’ Tyler Myers.  Why not?  The deal makes sense, at least on the surface.  You have a gigantic right-handed young defencemen that skates well, who could step in with Dan Hamhuis injured, and has the pedigree coming from being a first round pick and a Calder trophy winner only few years ago. 

But is this prospective deal really one that the Canucks should explore? Read past the jump as we delve into the career of Tyler Myers.

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Canucks Army Prospect Report – November 26th, 2014

Josh W
November 26 2014 10:00AM

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It’s been another full week of prospect activities with all of Vancouver's players in the pipeline playing games.  The OHL has surprisingly been the least productive this week while Jake Virtanen, players in the NCAA, Europe, and the ECHL have all been very active. The World Juniors will be coming up very shortly and Hockey Canada plans to announce its camp roster soon.  That being said a number of Canucks prospects have been in discussion to make their respective national team including: Horvat (CAN, but unlikely to be released from the Canucks), Virtanen (CAN), McCann (CAN), Subban (CAN), Cassels (US), Forsling (Sweden), and Demko (US).

Without keeping you waiting, continue past the jump for the latest on your Canucks’ prospects.

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – November 21st, 2014

Josh W
November 21 2014 09:00AM

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Courtesy: UticaComets.com

It’s been another week of play down in Utica with the Comets have a lighter load as they prepare for the Frozen Dome Classic, the most important regular season game of the year.  The Comets have continued their win streak and all of the underlying numbers continue to look good.  News must have travelled to Vancouver, as Jim Benning has even made some moves to bolster the depth for a possible Calder Cup run.

Without keeping you any longer, read past the jump for all the latest down on the farm!

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – November 20th, 2014

Josh W
November 20 2014 09:15AM

It's been another week in the Smylosphere as the Canucks prospects have been busy, doing what they do best, battling in corners and playing a full 60 minutes.  With that said some prospects are beginning to stand out while others are leading fans to question their future.  Without wasting time, let's get right into the non-AHL prospects!

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Ice Storm: Canuckivity

Josh W
November 16 2014 03:16PM

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Courtesy: GreyStoneBooks.com

One of my interests in hockey is on the management side, everything from analysis to managing player assets and more.  It is this activity behind the scenes at the rink that have inspired me to go to law school*.  I recently picked up a book called “Ice Storm” by Bruce Dowbiggin, which details all the behind the scenes events of the Mike Gillis era for the Vancouver Canucks.  I haven’t seen too much discussion on this book in the Smylosphere outside of VanCityBuzz, so having actually read it, I thought I’d give you a quick review.

(* not actually going to law school)

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