September 14 2015 12:18AM
Ain't no party like a CanucksArmy party (hey, ho... hey, ho).
The Young Stars tournament is in full swing (actually it's almost over, tomorrow's doubleheader marks the end of the tournament) and as you may know the team at Canucks Army have been covering the weekend. We were live at the first game against the Edmonton McDavid's (with a final score, which I can't recall) and tonight's 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
With our live team of
nerds statistics experts at the game, we hand tracked some stats. While one game does not give you much in the way of predictive power, it does provide you with an interesting snapshot into how the teams and individuals performed.
September 10 2015 12:52PM
Last week, the Canucks released their roster for the Penticton Young Stars tournament. The Jerk covered the news quite extensively , but now that some time has passed, we can dissect who has and hasn't been invited to the tournament.
You'll immediately notice that Vancouver's NCAA prospects aren't on the roster. Of course, this is because their chosen route prevents them from participating in professional events, but it's still a shame to not see the likes of Thatcher Demko, Brock Boeser and Mike Williamson in the lineup.
Nikita Tryamkin's absence can likely be explained by the KHL season already being underway.Curtis Valk was not invited, likely due to him being in the process of recovering from injury as he is still recovering from his injury that caused him to miss Prospect Camp. Dane Fox was invited, but Ludwig Blomstrand hasn't as he has fallen out of favour with Canucks management. Mike Zalewski was invited despite not being re-signed to an NHL contract (but signed to an AHL SPC). Even the Comets' newly-siigned goalie Clay Witt was invited.
With all of that said, who are the new faces?
September 02 2015 02:00PM
Forever associated with the Ryan Kesler trade, and likely the best remaining asset from the deal is our 3rd best prospect in the pool, Jared McCann. The Canucks received Anaheim’s 1st round pick in the trade, which Jim Benning then used on McCann. While there were some questions on this pick at the time, McCann delighted fans with his performance last year. Let’s dig in!
August 25 2015 09:51AM
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Bringing us down into the single digits of prospects within the Vancouver Canucks' pool is Ronalds Ķēniņš.
Kenins is such a good prospect that even his own name is plural. Ronalds Kenins is so sneaky good that in the mid-term review and in last summers review Kenins did not even make the top-20. Quantum leaps forward are possible though when you start the season in the bottom-6 in Utica and end it in the NHL, scoring key playoff goals.
Having seemingly come out of no where, let's continue past the jump to see what we have in this Olympic Latvian.
August 19 2015 08:04AM
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In Mike Gillis' greatest and final draft class, the Canucks managed to snag the best and most cerebral of the Subban brothers in young Jordan. While his short stature makes a lot of people question his play and the probability of his finding success at the NHL-level, he easily makes up for it in his hockey IQ.
There was a couple weeks where all of Canucks Nation was concerned about whether or not the Canucks would even get Jordan Subban signed to an entry-level contract, but then the Canucks finally inked Subban and within a day the issue was forgotten. The hold up appeared to be on negotiations in AHL salary and bonuses, while Vancouver management wanted to treat him like a standard fourth-round pick.
Let's continue past the jump to see where Jordan Subban currently sits with the organization.