February 03 2017 05:00PM
We've counted down our picks for the Vancouver Canuck's top 20 prospects, from Michael Carcone to Brock Boeser. Before I reveal the individual lists and drop a final summary of the rankings, I thought you might be interested to see how the reader poll results turned out.
So today, we'll check out where our readers, and other internet respondents, ranked the Canucks prospects, as well as how you answered other questions pertaining to the Canucks prospect pool.
February 03 2017 03:00PM
It seems like the topic of the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft continues to be a hot one across the NHL, as teams prepare their rosters and adjust for who can be stolen from them come June. The Canucks forward situation is dicey, as they basically have to decide between Baertschi, Granlund and Hansen, which of the three to allow to be claimed. Hansen seems to be the logical pick, as he is older and doesn't fall into the long-term plan with the team as much as Baertschi and Granlund do. With that in mind, the Canucks could deal Hansen to ensure they get at least something for him instead of losing him for nothing to Vegas. I asked our writers what they would do with him.
February 03 2017 09:00AM
The Canucks are back and losing again. But they made the most of their week off - making new friends, meeting celebrities, raising money for children, and more!
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February 03 2017 05:00AM
5 things to know about Patrik Laine, lots of guys on the block in Detroit, some teams don't want the Leafs to be patient, Flames prospect update is ugly, McDavid clearly breaks NHL fastest skater record, Canucks still hurting from poor drafting, a crazy junior scrap, NHL power rankings, an All-star rundown and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
February 02 2017 11:09PM
If the Canucks embark on a long cold streak, remember tonight's game. When the Canucks lost their first game of the season against Anaheim, I wrote that we might look back and say in hindsight that that was when the wheels finally came off the wagon. In a sense, I was correct, as the Canucks were on the verge of losing nine in a row.
Of course, they also came back and went on a tear in December and January, and now find themselves hanging in there with the playoff-bound teams in the western conference. Tonight, however, much like that other game in California, could be a harbinger of bad things to come. The Canucks schedule is going to be hell for the better part of the next two months, and the Canucks can't expect to win many games if they're consistently out-gunned in the manner they were tonight.