Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Report - October 10th, 2014

Josh W
October 10 2014 10:00AM

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Much like the weekly prospects report, the Comets Militia weekly report is back too!  So far the Utica Comets have been busy with their pre-season games and training camp.  A number of players have been invited to training camp, a few players have already been cut, and I even went and scouted a game.

Read past the jump for everything that hasn’t been covered with the Utica Comets so far!

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
October 10 2014 08:38AM

The 2014-15 season is officially underway. We’re talking Phil Kessel, John Tortorella, Pacific war room, season predictions and more in this week's Roundup.

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Canucks Army Player Previews: Ryan Miller

That's Offside!
October 09 2014 06:00PM

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At one point last season, it looked like the situation in Vancouver's crease was finally going to be clear. Cory Schneider had been dealt to the New Jersey Devils, and the reins had been handed once more to Roberto Luongo. After being jerked around for 2012-2013, it was Lu's team again. No more goalie controversy.

Oh how foolish we were.

We should have known that just one year without some kind of nonsense drama was too much to ask. Eddie Lack was a fantastic backup, but he was too fantastic. A 0.925 save percentage convinced John Tortorella starting Lack in the marquee event in the season, alienating Roberto Luongo one final time, leading to a string of events that eventually saw Ryan Miller end up with a 3-year, $18 million contract to be the starting goalie for the Vancouver Canucks in 2014-2015.

So, how will Miller fare after a stellar career in Buffalo and a brutal half season in St. Louis? Read past the jump to find out.

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IT’S NATION DRAFTS TIME AGAIN!!!

baggedmilk
October 09 2014 04:16PM

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Can you believe it’s finally opening night (for the Oilers anyway… as if anyone else matters)?! After months of sitting around, and rehashing the same argument thousands of different ways, the NHL regular season is finally back!  That means it’s also time for another round of NationDrafts.

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Canucks Army Player Previews: Yannick Weber

J.D. Burke
October 09 2014 02:30PM

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Just under a year after Shea Weber signed his offer sheet for 14 years and $110 million, the Canucks struck back at the league with a Weber signing of their own. In theory, signing a defenceman named Weber should have been enough to rejuvenate an otherwise dissatisfied fan base during what was described as a silent free agency period.

Unfortunately, the fine print read "Yannick" and not "Shea", so it makes sense that this signing was approached with the mildest of interest. People looked upon this move as one with relatively little risk involved and potential for middling upside.

That's about as good as the market will yield at one-year for $650,000. When you keep that price-tag in mind, along with Weber's age (just 26 years old) and serviceability, it's hard to suggest Vancouver didn't get more than they paid for last season.

For more on that, and what to expect this season, you can find me on the other side of the jump.

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