Canucks at the Mock Drafts - Who Does the Media Think Vancouver Will Select?

Josh W
June 25 2015 11:00AM

As we approach the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, nearly everyone and their dog has taken part in some form of a mock draft.  Mock drafts are an interesting beast as they require taking into consideration many factors including ranking prospects by talent, where teams might finish (if pre-Stanley Cup Final), and what teams are looking for in prospects.

I've found a number of different mock drafts to who is likely to fall into the Canucks' hands.  

"With the mock 23rd overall selection, the Vancouver Canucks proudly select..."

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Canucks Pre-Draft News and Notes

Josh W
June 25 2015 09:00AM

As we are in the most exciting week for prospect aficionados Canucks Army has converted into a puppy mill of draft content, spewing out hundreds of profiles on players combining both traditional scouting qualitative analysis with our own unique statistics.  We are so busy as we are so excited for Friday that we haven't quite been able to keep up with regular Canucks news  that will affect Vancouver and Utica's rosters next season.

With that being said we have a number of quick hits to keep you up to date, with some of our thoughts on the decisions.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #10 Mikko Rantanen

Josh W
June 24 2015 02:33PM

As we head into our top-10 prospects in this profile series we are moving back to Finland to take a look at Mikko Rantanen – possibly the number 1 player to be drafted out of Europe this season.

It’s no surprise that Rantanen is very highly spoken of, it’s more a surprise that he’s only considered a top-10 pick. 

Continue past the jump for our player breakdown.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #26 Joel Eriksson Ek

Josh W
June 19 2015 03:32PM

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Back again on the other side of Atlantic, we are taking a look at the young centre Joel Eriksson Ek who has played a large amount of times in leagues senior to his age and has succeeded.  He appears he will likely be selected in the late first round, with potential to slip into the second but his talent level appears to suggest a top-6 centre.  For a later pick, Eriksson Ek is someone you should not pass on.

Continue past the jump for our qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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Utica Comets Deep Dive: Calder Cup, Round 3 - Grand Rapid Griffins

Josh W
June 19 2015 09:00AM

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Heading into the third round of the Calder Cup the Comets were looking to face their toughest opponents yet: The Grand Rapids Griffins (affiliates of the Detroit Red Wings).  In this series preview we had noted that while the Comets had the advantage in possession numbers, the Griffins had top end forwards that were due to regress, better special teams and the higher string of PDO so far. 

Similar to the last two rounds this match up basically went as predicted.  The Comets were the better team at even-strength but the Griffins were able to keep up with the Jonses thanks to their special teams.  Jacob Markstrom continued to stand strong as he ensured the Comets were able to win in a record of only 6 games.

Read past the jump to see what went down.

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