September 03 2016 02:38PM
You know the hockey season is near when three NHL players appear on the radio within the span of just a few days. The off-season is a time for players to lay low in the media as they go through their daily training and rehabilitation routines. With the NHL's training camps just a few weeks away, NHLers have returned to their respective cities or signed Professional Try Outs. After a long hiatus of Canucks player interviews, Jake Virtanen, Chris Higgins, and Henrik Sedin spoke with TSN 1040 this week to talk all things hockey.
September 03 2016 09:00AM
One question we get asked whenever there is a ranking or list that is hidden under 'consensus rankings' is:
What was your list?
Well, we aren't going to hide under the consensus rankings and provide everyone's rankings below.
It has been separated into two groupings for ease of reading
September 02 2016 05:00PM
It's September! The NHL season is just around the corner. The World Cup of Hockey is just around a nearer, probably less exciting corner. The Canucks are fishing and tweeting about Miley Cyrus.
September 02 2016 03:46PM
September has hit the city of Vancouver like a semi-truck, but all that means is we are closer and closer to the NHL campaign. This time of year, all the pre-season lists and predictions hit the blog-o-sphere and posts get sent out that people try to forget by season's end. Every season it happens too, a team that was supposed to be great isn't and a team that was supposed to disappoint does the opposite. Colorado, a couple years back and Philadelphia last year come to mind as examples for the latter. This week, I took it to our writers to see who they think is the NHL's dark horse this season. More after the jump!
September 02 2016 01:00PM
Another year in the books for the Canucks Army prospect series!
There have been some risers, some fallers, and of course some new additions. Recently ESPN's Corey Pronman ranked the Canucks as the 13th best prospect system (paywall) in the NHL as it's highlighted by high-end prospects like Brock Boeser, Olli Juolevi and Thatcher Demko. That's a nice endorsement for an organization that was generally near the bottom of the NHL, in those type of rankings, due to being on the cusp of a Stanley Cup and then the eventual decline.
There are still some flaws in the system, and ideally there would be a little more high end prospects.
It will be interesting to see how these players trend this season, and where we will stand next season. Without further ado, here is all the links in one place: