Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #3 Dylan Strome

money puck
June 25 2015 06:03PM

Being a fan of your hometown team can be a bit of a thankless job at times, but sometimes your loyalty gets rewarded in spades. Such was the case with fans of the Erie Otters the last couple years, as they have been treated with being able to watch the development of both generational talent, Connor McDavid, but also the emergence of Dylan Strome, who's set to become a franchise center for one lucky team. 

I'll break down Strome's draft year after the jump. 

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Why the Talbot sweepstakes is holding up an expected Canucks goalie trade

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 05:16PM

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The Vancouver Canucks are expected to trade a goaltender this weekend, one of either Eddie Lack or Jacob Markstrom. 

When that happens though may be dictated by outside factors, like when the New York Rangers ultimately move on backup Cam Talbot, who appears to be the belle of the goalie trade market ball, even though you could make a convincing argument that Eddie Lack is the better puck stopper.

"Around the league it seems like the goaltending position is dominating things right now," summarized Canucks president Trevor Linden on Thursday.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #4 Mitch Marner

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June 25 2015 04:45PM

Mitch Marner has been one of the biggest risers in this year's draft rankings thanks to a jaw-dropping offensive season with the OHL's London Knights where he demonstrated an elite offensive skillset. 

Let's dig a bit more into Marner's impressive draft year. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #5 Zach Werenski

Garret Hohl
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.

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Report: Canucks Have Asked Bieksa to Waive NTC... Or Have They?

Rhys Jessop
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.

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