June 25 2015 12:00PM
At this point in the draft, we're really splitting hairs about who's better than whom. Noah Hanifin is a great player. The guy we have at #5 is a great player. The guys sitting at 4th and 3rd are also great players. After McDavid and Eichel, there's really no "wrong" way to order these next four players. Still, we have to prefer some guy, and perhaps a little controversially, that guy isn't Noah Hanifin.
And that's the most negative thing you'll read in this profile because the kid is one hell of a hockey player.
June 25 2015 11:00AM
As we approach the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, nearly everyone and their dog has taken part in some form of a mock draft. Mock drafts are an interesting beast as they require taking into consideration many factors including ranking prospects by talent, where teams might finish (if pre-Stanley Cup Final), and what teams are looking for in prospects.
I've found a number of different mock drafts to who is likely to fall into the Canucks' hands.
"With the mock 23rd overall selection, the Vancouver Canucks proudly select..."
June 25 2015 10:00AM
Should this be Eddie Lack's final week as a Canuck, spare a thought for people who spend their days trying to find fun, Canucks-related content. Yikes!
June 25 2015 09:00AM
As we are in the most exciting week for prospect aficionados Canucks Army has converted into a puppy mill of draft content, spewing out hundreds of profiles on players combining both traditional scouting qualitative analysis with our own unique statistics. We are so busy as we are so excited for Friday that we haven't quite been able to keep up with regular Canucks news that will affect Vancouver and Utica's rosters next season.
With that being said we have a number of quick hits to keep you up to date, with some of our thoughts on the decisions.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 25 2015 06:00AM
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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy!
When the Nashville Predators acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli in February, everybody thought it was a match made in heaven. After all, the team was getting two quality players that they were familiar with, without giving up any present assets. Theoretically, it was the type of move that should've taken a good team to greatness, but instead, it was a bust.
David Poile was quick to admit that the team was forcing a square peg into a round hole. After all, the Predators are very adament about following shot handedness with their defencemen, and they already had three quality righties. As such, Franson didn't recieve the necessary playing time, didn't fit in, and will now hit free agency. But what will he command?