Utica Comets versus Oklahoma City Barons – AHL Playoff Series Preview

Josh W
May 08 2015 04:30PM

With almost five days of rest, the Utica Comets are ready to start their second round of the playoffs against Edmonton’s affiliate the Oklahoma City Barons.  These two teams have only faced each other twice in the regular season and the results were quite close. 

In the first round the Comets were able to pepper the Chicago Goaltender with shots, who stood on his head, and were able to win their first round in an exhilarating match up.  The second round looks to see the Comets face another formidable opponent.

Let us see how they match up after the jump.

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Five Undrafted Goalie Prospects the Canucks Could Target

Josh W
May 01 2015 09:00AM

In the first post on this topic, we looked at the issues the Canucks may encounter with their goaltending depth this offseason.  This is not an uncommon issue when you can only have 2 players in one position in the NHL and any other talent you may have who is NHL caliber typically is traded as they do not want to sit in the minors.

In this post, we'll follow up on the emptiness in the goaltending prospect pipeline the Canucks are facing, and try to identify players the Canucks could target for both credible AHL depth and perhaps future NHL assets too.

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How Vancouver's Goalie Depth Could Disappear

Josh W
April 29 2015 05:00PM

In the upcoming offseason, the Canucks have to address a number of future roster issues.  One of those is that the current Canucks goaltending depth, much like water in California, is going to dry up.  It should be expected that a number of goaltenders are not going to be re-signed, are going to walk away to Europe, or are not likely consideration for future NHL jobs.

What's the current status of the goalies in Vancouver's system?  Let's take a look.

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Canucks Army Prospect Report - April 23rd, 2015

Josh W
April 23 2015 11:00AM

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Courtesy: Sarah Hobday

We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report, where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.

Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!

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Comets Playoff Postgame - Sanguinetti nets double OT winner

Josh W
April 22 2015 10:52PM

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Courtesy: @UticaComets

Wednesday evening was the first ever franchise playoff game for the AHL's top ranked Western Conference team, and affiliate of your Vancouver Canucks: The Utica Comets.  Facing the 8th seed, and the Canucks' previous affiliate, the Chicago Wolves - The Comets are currently playing a best-of-5 series.

The Comets quickly took the lead in this game and held on to it until the very end when the Wolves managed to tie it up.  The game ended up going to 2OT where the the game winner was scored by Bobby Sanguinetti after being set up by Alex Grenier.

Continue past the jump for the details on what went down.

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