June 16 2016 11:00AM
The Vancouver Canucks are selecting fifth overall in the 2016 NHL draft. That's the highest they've selected since taking the Sedin twins way back when. That's something worth celebrating, right?
At Canucks Army, we would like to think as much. Better still, we'd like to take the opportunity to continue raising money for mental health initiatives, like www.MindCheck.ca. So, we've worked together with our good friends at The Pint to put together a party on June 24th for the NHL Entry Draft.
June 16 2016 08:00AM
Clayton Keller enters the discussion as our sixth-ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Measuring in at 5'10" and 170 lbs, there are concerns that due to his size, Keller may have issues at the professional level. However it's clear that his skill level is so high that he should be able to overcome that and be a very good playmaker for years to come.
June 16 2016 07:00AM
My friends, I am here, today, to bestow the Nation's praise onto a fine group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy heroes opened up their wallets for a chance at glory and prizes, and today is the day where we announce the winners of the NationDrafts playoff pool!
June 15 2016 03:00PM
With everyone focused on the big fish in the UFA market, some players and their roles are likely being overlooked. Obviously at this moment, the Canucks are full of bottom 9 players but we don't know what will happen between now and puck drop in October. It's not crazy to think that the Canucks would be wise to add a depth winger that can help out on the penalty kill, chip in offensively and can help push the pace.
That brings us to Dallas Stars free agent Colton Sceviour, who is a player that head coach Willie Desjardins is quite familiar with.
June 15 2016 01:00PM
It's safe to say at this point that Glen Gulutzan is going to be the Calgary Flames next head coach. That's the impression I'm getting from this Ben Kuzma tweet, anyways.
Have been told to "bet on it" that Flames will name #Canucks assistant Glen Gulutzan as new head coach.— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) June 14, 2016
It's been a good, weird run, Glen. First, Gulutzan was running the Canucks power play under John Tortorella. Since that disastrous season, he's been running the Canucks penalty kill under Willie Desjardins. And what an excellent job he's done. At least with the penalty kill.
All things must pass, though. And it appears as though the Gulutzan era in Vancouver is at its end. What should the Canucks do to fill that vacancy? That's the What Would You Do Wednesday question of this week.