Canucks Send Rookie Forward to the Minors; Other News and Notes

Josh W
November 13 2014 04:00PM

We knew it was going to happen; it was just a matter of when.  When rookies are in the NHL line up getting a cup of coffee with the big club it’s rare that they can stay with them for long.  Soon they have to be sent down to the lower leagues to hopefully continue their development. 

Read past the jump to learn all about one of Canucks Army's favourite rookies and his time in the NHL.

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22 Top Canucks Prospects (You’ll Never Believe Who is Number 3!)

Josh W
November 13 2014 12:05PM

Welcome to another edition of the (now Buzzfeed-inspired!) Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report, as we look back on this week’s activities from all non-AHL Canucks prospects.   It’s been a fairly uneventful week with most of the prospects being very quiet on the ice, or not playing many games.  The NCAA has been the most active, but all the Canucks teams seemingly are on a losing streak.  There’s still much optimism in the OHL with prospects like Cole Cassels and Jordan Subban continuing to shine.

So continue past the jump for all the latest in prospects news.

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The 2009 Canucks Draft Class: 5 Years Later

Josh W
November 10 2014 05:20PM

Sometimes it is a fun exercise to go down history lane and review the way things were.  It was the summer of 2009, and the Vancouver Canucks had finished first in the Northwest Division with 100 points and 45 wins.  In the post-season, the Canucks earned their first series sweep against the St. Louis Blues only to be eliminated in 6 games against the Chicago Blackhawks kicking off a heated rivalry between the two teams.

That summer the Canucks were picking 22nd overall in the NHL Entry Draft and it was one of the rare drafts where Mike Gillis et. al had a selection in every round.  The Canucks management was yet to start their selection of big overagers, but they were still many questionable selections. 

Now that it is five years later let us review how the Vancouver selections have developed since then. 

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – November 7th, 2014

Josh W
November 07 2014 02:40PM


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It’s been another week for the Utica Comets as the Canucks farm team has been busy in playing another three games.  This week they went 2-0-1 and walked away with 5 of possible 6 as they maintain a grasp as one of the top teams in the AHL.

Read past the jump to get the details on what just went down on the farm.

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – November 6th, 2014

Josh W
November 06 2014 11:30AM


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Another week gone by, and another week of action for our Canucks prospects.  All the leagues are under way and all NCAA schools have been playing real games against other NCAA schools.  There's plenty of good news coming out of Kalamazoo, where it is rare you get to be excited about an ECHL player.  

Without further ado read past the jump for more!

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