January 22 2017 08:56PM
Perception is a funny thing. When the Canucks went into the third period of tonight's game down by two goals, it appeared as though they were about to roll over, that the good luck train had finally pulled into the station, and that the Canucks were about to begin experiencing the regression we'd all been hearing about for weeks.
Then in 48 seconds, the tone immediately shifted. Suddenly, thanks to a pair of quick goals by Troy Stecher and Bo Horvat, the team was tied 2-2, against a Western Conference powerhouse, with just a few minutes to go. A win would have vaulted them into a playoff spot, with a game in hand on the Calgary Flames.
January 22 2017 03:00PM
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January 22 2017 11:00AM
- Sunday: Stick Taps (Matthew Henderson)
- Monday Mailbag (J.D. Burke)
- Monday: Player Power Rankings (Grainne Downey)
- Tuesday: Utica Comets Weeks in Review (Jeremy Davis)
- Wednesday: What Would You Do Wednesday (Jackson McDonald)
- Thursday: Blackfish: Weekly Prospect Report (Ryan Biech)
Friday: Babych Please (Grainne Downey)
- Friday: Roundtable (Matthew Henderson)
- Canucks Army Podcast (Satiar Shah & J.D. Burke)
January 22 2017 09:00AM
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The Canucks and Blackhawks face off on Hometown Hockey tonight and if you're looking for a slobber knocker, this might not be the venue. The once heated rivalry has cooled in the last few years but there are still enough players on both teams left from the good ol' days.
Now that Henrik Sedin has his 1000th point, the Canucks can focus on moving the puck around to everyone and trying to notch another win. Both the Hawks and Canucks are no stranger to the one goal games so this one could be tight.
January 21 2017 04:37PM
Coming in at sixth on our Midterm Prospect Rankings is Andrey Pedan. Pedan, 23, is in his third year in the Vancouver Canucks system after coming over via a trade with the New York Islanders that saw Alexandre Mallet and a third round pick head the other way. After two solid seasons in Utica, Pedan looked to be on a positive track toward cracking the Canucks roster but has been unfortunately buried behind a fair number of blue liners above him in the organization.
This year, the 6'5" blueliner has struggled to produce in Utica, only putting up 3 points in 22 games. After spending 30 days with the big club, Pedan was recently sent down due to him needing waivers if he stayed in the NHL another day.
Let's dive into what makes Andrey Pedan our sixth-ranked prospect.