June 25 2015 03:55PM
The common opinion goes that there are two tiers of defenders in the first two rounds. There is Noah Hanafin, Ivan Provorov, and Zach Werenski, and then there is the rest of the bunch.
Zach Werenski is a pretty special player. What he has done in the NCAA for his age is not only special, but essentially unprecedented.
This is why Werenski sits at number five for our Nation Network prospect rankings.
June 25 2015 01:43PM
It's the day before the NHL Entry Draft, so you and I both know that we're in the doldrums of silly season today. Rumours, reports, and trade chatter are all flying around completely unchecked and haphazardly.
Earlier this morning, Kevin Bieksa was asked to waive his no-trade clause. Thirty minutes later, Canucks management had never asked him to waive his no-trade clause. Confused? So are we. Let's try to make sense of this mess after the jump.
June 25 2015 12:00PM
At this point in the draft, we're really splitting hairs about who's better than whom. Noah Hanifin is a great player. The guy we have at #5 is a great player. The guys sitting at 4th and 3rd are also great players. After McDavid and Eichel, there's really no "wrong" way to order these next four players. Still, we have to prefer some guy, and perhaps a little controversially, that guy isn't Noah Hanifin.
And that's the most negative thing you'll read in this profile because the kid is one hell of a hockey player.
June 25 2015 11:00AM
As we approach the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, nearly everyone and their dog has taken part in some form of a mock draft. Mock drafts are an interesting beast as they require taking into consideration many factors including ranking prospects by talent, where teams might finish (if pre-Stanley Cup Final), and what teams are looking for in prospects.
I've found a number of different mock drafts to who is likely to fall into the Canucks' hands.
"With the mock 23rd overall selection, the Vancouver Canucks proudly select..."
June 25 2015 10:00AM
Should this be Eddie Lack's final week as a Canuck, spare a thought for people who spend their days trying to find fun, Canucks-related content. Yikes!