Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #8 Mathew Barzal

Rhys Jessop
June 24 2015 05:42PM

For a while, it looked like Mathew Barzal could potentially slide down the draft thanks to an iffy start to 2014-15 and a mid-season knee injury suffered while goofing around off-ice. But, even though he slid to the mid-teens at one point, this rating was pretty tenuous at best. Scouts have always liked the kid and were just waiting for an excuse to re-elevate him up the draft boards.

And with some exceptional international play, Barzal gave them exactly that excuse. The talented Vancouver native now comes in at 8th on our draft board.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #9 Ivan Provorov

Thomas Drance
June 24 2015 03:00PM

It would have been unbelievable a few months ago, but it just a few days out, it's very possible that Russian-born defenseman Ivan Provorov may be the first defenseman off of the board at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

The well-rounded, if somewhat undersized defender possess a solid two-way game and high-end offensive instincts. Though he's a choppy skater, there's no denying his speed and his dynamic ability to rush the puck. One wonders if he might be able to add an additional gear with the right skating coach, and that's a frightening thought indeed.

Provorov checks in at #9 on our list, read on past the jump!

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #10 Mikko Rantanen

Josh W
June 24 2015 02:33PM

As we head into our top-10 prospects in this profile series we are moving back to Finland to take a look at Mikko Rantanen – possibly the number 1 player to be drafted out of Europe this season.

It’s no surprise that Rantanen is very highly spoken of, it’s more a surprise that he’s only considered a top-10 pick. 

Continue past the jump for our player breakdown.

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Jim Benning's Year 1 Report Card - Part 4: Conclusion

money puck
June 24 2015 11:00AM

It's fitting to conclude my review of Jim Benning's first year as General Manager of the Canucks near the eve of the 2015 draft and free agency, which promises to be action packed for Canucks fans. 

We'll have a look back on the year that was for Jim Benning and his management team after the jump.

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Report: Canucks have received multiple trade offers for Eddie Lack, Sabres believed to be interested

Thomas Drance
June 24 2015 10:12AM

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This shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody, but the Vancouver Canucks have fielded multiple offers for goaltender Eddie Lack, according to TSN's Aaron Ward. Ward's report also singles out one team as being among the most interested:

With the spectre of being sent to Buffalo now lingering in the shadows, we might expect Lack to share that 'Don't trade Lack' petition on Twitter any minute...

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