April 30 2016 12:10PM
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The time is nigh upon us, to decide which among the league's worst will pick first, second or third overall. You've played the Draft Lottery Simulator. Hell, even the Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has played the Draft Lottery Simulator.
Whether the Canucks secure the first overall pick, or wind up picking second or third overall, there is a franchise player on the horizon. Can't remember the last time a draft lottery was this hyped, but I guess the stakes are all the higher with three dice roles to jockey position.
TV: CBC (HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA)
RADIO: TSN 1040 AM (I'D ASSUME)
ANNOUNCEMENT: 4:00 PM
April 29 2016 03:21PM
The Vancouver Canucks have seen plenty of shakeup in the goaltender department in the last few weeks.
The team is likely to lose tenured goaltending coach Roland 'Rollie' Melanson following a missed 2016 postseason - leaving the club looking for a new coach after years of using the esteemed instructor - and brought top prospect Thatcher Demko on board via an ELC after his junior season with Boston College.
Now, they've added yet another piece to their depth chart in Michael Garteig, a fourth year NCAA goaltender out of Quinnipiac University.
April 29 2016 01:00PM
The Canucks aren't in the playoffs but they've still got things to worry about, like the imminent draft lottery, hypothetical burning buildings, and more!
April 29 2016 11:00AM
Just three short days ago we began preparing you for the NHL Draft Lottery with a countdown of the five luckiest moments at the draft in Canucks history. Today we're taking you back down memory lane, counting down five such unlucky events in the Canucks sordid history at the draft.
Today's countdown is likely more accessible to Canucks fans, and especially those that have stuck through it all in these most trying seasons that followed their last Stanley Cup run. Though I don't buy into the conspiracies that drive the tinfoil industry in this province, I see the reasons for doom, gloom and a nasty victim complex around town.
In fact, I've five examples on the other side of the jump that were almost good enough to push me over that ledge. Perhaps they'll have a similar effect on you, but there's only one way to find out.
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April 29 2016 05:00AM
Do the Wings ever consider a new GM, Nazem Kadri and his penalties, Oilers and PK Subban, Canucks draft luck, Flames year end review, Cap strapped teams, round two of playoffs, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano, Jake Virtanen, lots of draft talk and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.