Canucks qualify Jacob Markstrom; Is Eddie Lack as good as gone?

Rhys Jessop
June 24 2015 09:00AM

According to a report, the Vancouver Canucks qualified Jacob Markstrom's contract on Tuesday night, meaning they intend to retain control of his rights for another season. On it's own, this would hardly be newsworthy as it just represents dotting some i's and crossing some t's, but given the Eddie Lack backdrop, it may look a bit suspicious.

Does this move spell the end of Eddie Lack in Vancouver? We'll explore after the jump.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #11 Evgeni Svechnikov

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June 23 2015 06:30PM

Evgeni Svechnikov has steadily risen on the draft boards thanks to a spectacular rookie year with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He's a tantalizing package of size and high end offensive skill with legitimate first line potential. 

Continue past the jump to learn about one this drafts best power forward prospects. 

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Rumour: Could Milan Lucic be Traded to the Canucks?

Rhys Jessop
June 23 2015 05:16PM

Twitter was abuzz Tuesday afternoon when reports surfaced that ex-Vancouver Giant and local hero-turned-villain Milan Lucic's name had been floated in trade rumours involving the Vancouver Canucks.

Are these rumours credible? Would it make sense for Vancouver to do this? What would Lucic's impact be on the Canucks? We'll explore after the jump.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #12 Anthony Beauvillier

Rhys Jessop
June 23 2015 04:32PM

If you're a regular consumer of our draft stuff at Canucks Army, you will probably be familiar with the name "Anthony Beauvillier" by now. We've covered the talented QMJHL pivot in the past, and while he may be flying under the radar a bit in 2015, we think he's truly one of the most talented players available in the 1997 age group.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #13 Oliver Kylington

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June 23 2015 02:54PM

Oliver Kylington is one of the most interesting draft stories of the year, and quite possibly one of the toughest players for teams to project in the first round. In 2013-14, he played with Farjestad in the SHL - only the second defensemen in league history to play full time in the SHL at that age. The last defensemen to do so was Calle Johansson, a 17 year NHL veteran who played mainly with the Washington Capitals. 

While it looked like Kylington would be a slam dunk top 10 pick, and potentially top 5 if he continued on the trajectory he appeared to be on, his 2014-15 season raised a ton of questions, and many scouts project he could slip out of the first round entirely. 

After the jump, I'll try to tackle one of the biggest questions of the 2015 draft: "What is Oliver Kylington?"

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