September 27 2016 02:45PM
It may not be the most perfect narrative, but it certainly could have been worse. In one corner, we have Canada, a team that everybody expected to be here, with a suffocatingly high level of talent and execution of their system that has found a way to make greatness seem almost boring. In the other, we have Team Europe, a group of players who are old, wise, have never really played together, and may never play together again, looking to upset goliath on their own ice.
It's not very likely at all, but hey, let's make the most of the occasion.
September 27 2016 02:00PM
Well, its hockey season again and hopefully you all had just a dandy summer, the Canucks did? We drafted a Finnish defenseman named Olli, we traded for a guy named Gubby and some guy named Stecher is all the rage. Tonight the baby Canucks take on the baby Sharks and we get to see where our prospects are at....which could go either way really. But hey hockey's back so lets just enjoy that today.
September 27 2016 12:15PM
Image created by the great and wonderful Matt Henderson.
Well we’re inching closer to the start of the hockey season, but before we get there, it’s time for the Big Unveiling of the full 2016 NHL Entry pGPS data set. I know. Try to contain your excitement.
Taking on the entire draft at once already produces a massive amount of information, but this year’s review is so replete with beautiful charts fashioned by our very own Petbugs, it would simply be outrageous to try to fit it into one article. That’s while we’ll be taking this journey one division at a time, with a league wide overview at the end.
Today we’ll be examining the Central Division, where another Nation Network team resides. (Hi Jets Nation!)
September 27 2016 09:00AM
We're just another step closer to the NHL regular season as training camp's reached its end in Whistler. The Canucks have several roster questions still, but until opening night is upon them, those answers will remain internalized by the team's front office.
With main camp in the books, General Manager Jim Benning spoke to TSN 1040 yesterday to give his final thoughts, as well as what to expect going into the start of the pre-season.
September 26 2016 05:46PM
Photo credit: Vancouver Canucks twitter (@canucks)
Canucks GM Jim Benning mentioned on the radio earlier today that the first round of roster cuts was forthcoming, and it has indeed arrived. The Canucks have sent six players back to their junior teams, with the intention of getting them into game action - the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL regular seasons are already underway. Read on to see who got the axe and who survived.