Canucks ink Anton Cederholm to Entry-Level Contract

Dimitri Filipovic
May 20 2014 12:19PM

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According to a report - which by now can hardly be classified as that considering the slam dunk nature of it - Canucks fans can expect some tangible news of a high magnitude to be formally announced any day now. 

The team coming to terms on an entry-level contract with Anton Cederholm, a defenseman they selected with a 5th round pick last summer, is something akin to the waiter bringing over some bread as a prelude to the massive entree you've ordered in your hungered state. It's been so long since you've eaten, that it'll have to do for now to help pass the time.

Just make sure that you don't make the mistake of filling up on said bread..

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The Habs are screwed (avoid banking on goaltenders for all your success)

Cam Charron
May 19 2014 03:10PM

There are a lot of people completely writing off the Montreal Canadiens with new news emerging that Carey Price has fallen victim to a mysterious disease and will miss the remainder of the Eastern Conference Finals.

I don't necessarily blame those people, but I caution those who are halfway to determining Carey Price is now the elitest of elite netminders in today's National Hockey League. His career save percentage is .917, and before this season, there was the general question as to whether or not Canada even had a goaltender capable of beating the world at the Winter Olympics.

This brings me to Peter Budaj.

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Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 2

Josh W
May 19 2014 10:38AM

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Welcome back to another week of hockey related analytics links. I think The best way to develop your own research is to learn what other people are working on. With that in mind, here are a collection of links from the last week to help you think of new ideas. Or just to kill a slow day of reading at work. 

This week we have a look at why zone entries matter, why penalties in game sevens aren't called, why trading Evgeni Malkin would be a bad idea for the Penguins and much more. Take a look after the jump.

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NATION PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE #4

baggedmilk
May 16 2014 02:07PM

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Another week is in the books and another star player is taking heat for not performing when it mattered most. Crosby had a tough second round, but so did a lot of the Penguins.  If you had Crosby in your pool, like I did, he didn't exactly help out much in the standings.  After jumping almost 100 spots last week, I was ready to stop blaming Chris Kelly and forgive him for me being stupid enough to pick him.  Well, I'm falling again and I don't think even smashing into the concrete can stop my decline this time around.

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Reportlet - May 16, 2014

Josh W
May 16 2014 01:04PM

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Canucks Top Dogs (Courtesy @VanCanucks)

As each week passes by, we move closer and closer to the summer season. While that brings all sorts of joyous things with it, it also means that there's less and less recent activity in the hockey world to discuss. Some would let that defeat them, but for yours truly, it just means that more time needs to be spent at work digging deep into the Internet to find out what the people are saying.

So if you're bored this summer, craving hockey news and all that jazz, you can stay updated on everything regarding Canucks prospects by following me on Twitter @nuckprospects. You're also more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

But for now, we've got the Memorial Cup to look forward to in the near future, so read on past the jump for more on that and all sorts of other little nuggets.

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