December 18 2014 10:00AM
With World Junior Championship pre-tournament action just one day away, the Vancouver Canucks are likely to have a handful of prospects representing their various countries. It's always interesting to look back at the success (or lack there of) of current players at previous World Junior Championships. Though the WJCs host the world's best Under-20 year old players, countries don’t necessarily send the best players, but rather the best–available players. Late bloomers may never even be considered for their world junior roster while many players may peak as a U20 player and never see a higher level.
With that being said, let's have a look back at current Canucks who have played in a World Junior Championship.
December 17 2014 09:30AM
The Canucks prospects are back again for the weekly edition of the Canucks Army Prospect Report, where we bring you all the latest in Canucks prospects news. Many prospects are starting to prepare for the World Juniors while some of them are "studying" for final exams.
As always, we have all the latest in prospect news and notes for you just past the jump.
December 14 2014 12:46AM
Leading up to today's game, there were a number of exciting storylines to pay attention to: the Canucks winning-est coach Alain Vignault was returning to Vancouver; the Canucks were not able to beat the Rangers in two matchups last year; they've just returned home after a 7 game road trip seeing them lose the last 3 games; Derek Dorsett having his first child; new baby pictures of Prince George; and Rhys actually trusting me to watch this game and to write about it (there was no other viable option).
Of course, this game did not go nearly as well as planned as the Canucks lost 5-1 after a staggering number of defensive lapses and odd-man rushes.
Read past the jump for tonight's recap of the game.
December 12 2014 04:00PM
#ISLES TRANSACTION: Cory Conacher has been placed on waivers.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 12, 2014
Death, Taxes and Cory Conacher on waivers. For whatever reason, Cory Conacher has seemed like a promising young player, but can never stay with a team for long. Having moved from Ottawa, Buffalo, Tampa and New York Islanders, Conacher is back on waivers again. This makes us ask if the Canucks should put a claim on him, and if he would fit with the Canucks?
Read past the jump!
December 12 2014 10:00AM
Courtesy the Utica Comets Fan Club
Another week gone by for the Utica Comets as the schedule has started to calm down a bit. With the Christmas break coming up games are not coming quite as frequently as they were. Having gone from 4 games in a week, the Comets only played two games this week and managed to come up with all 4 points, despite not dominating either of their opponents.
Read past the jump to see how the week went!