What are the odds?: Draft prospect Michael Bunting

Steve Dangle
June 27 2014 12:37AM

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Hey everyone! Steve "Dangle" Glynn here. I'll be in Philadelphia with Canucks Army overlord Dimitri Filipovic for this year's NHL Entry Draft! We'll be gathering lots of content, some team specific and some that everyone can enjoy, so I hope you like it! I'm not in Philly just yet but I wanted to get a head start with interviews of some of this year's draft prospects. Thanks for reading!

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Gino Odjick terminally ill: pens letter to Canuck fans and teammates

Cam Charron
June 26 2014 09:23PM

This is sad.

We've been worried about Gino Odjick's health from some time now, but the legendary Canuck tough guy confirmed by way of a letter published by the team website that he's been diagnosed with a terminal disease called AL amyloidosis, causing the body's antibody-producing cells to not function properly. Per Odjick, he could be down to "months or weeks".

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2014 NHL DRAFT MOCKS & PROSPECTS PROFILES

Nation World HQ
June 26 2014 12:58PM

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Our writers around the Nation Network have done a fantastic job profiling all the top prospects for this weekend’s NHL draft.  Here is all you need to know about the players expected to be picked early in tomorrow’s first round.

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Canucks Army draft prospect profile #1 - Sam Reinhart

Cam Charron
June 26 2014 12:21PM

Was the big reveal for our No. 1 prospect dramatic? Heck no. While the competition for 3, 4 and 5 came down to single votes, Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice steamrolled everybody, our unanimous No. 1 prospect with his name showing up first on every ballot.

So what do we know Central Scouting doesn't? Not a whole lot, but I think it comes down to what we value in a hockey player.

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Sham Sharron takes over all 30 draft tables; how did he do?

That's Offside!
June 26 2014 10:52AM

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Zach Parise hasn't aged a day since 2003. Dustin Brown on the other hand was drafted at 13 years old.

So the 2014 NHL entry draft is just around the corner. NHL teams are assembling en masse in Philadelphia as we speak to prepare for the first day of the rest of their franchises' lives. Games have been watched, interviews have been conducted, numbers have been analyzed, and (as fans, we hope) that all the groundwork has been done to ensure that our favourite team comes away with a draft choice that sets themselves up for plenty of success in the future.

Of course, we know that this isn't the case. Someone is going to blow it. Someone is going to make a draft choice that everyone will look at in 5 years down the road and point and laugh at and say "HA! Can you believe the Rangers took Hugh freaking Jessiman instead of Ryan Getzlaf!?"

We just don't know who this someone will be. Yet. With hindsight being what it is, it almost makes you wonder if a potato could do better than some teams. I mean, just ask Oilers fans about the Kevin Prendergast years, or Leafs fans about any of the years. They're sure to tell you that, "no way man, my team is really the worst."

So here at Canucks Army, we decided that hey, why not take turns putting a potato named Sham Sharron in charge of amateur scouting for every NHL team in the league and see what happens? Well, as it turns out, Sham Sharron isn't half bad. But would Sham really be an upgrade for your team? Will he leave you crying bitter tears at the thought of the guys that your team should have drafted? Or will Sham have you thankful that your team's scouting staff is actually better at identifying hockey talent than an inanimate foodstuff? You'll have to read past the jump to find out.

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