Johnston: Jim Benning can 'Expect a Penalty' for Tampering

J.D. Burke
June 25 2016 09:33AM

Much has been made of Jim Benning's comments this week. Particularly the ones he made on TSN 1040AM radio regarding P.K. Subban and Steven Stamkos.

Though 29 other teams in the NHL have interest in the two star players, Benning is the only one to this point to mention them specifically by name and that's landed him in a bit of hot water. And while you can appreciate Benning's candour on this topic from a fan's perspective, much of what he said falls under the distinction of tampering. 

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Canucks select William Lockwood with the 64th overall pick

Ryan Biech
June 25 2016 09:15AM

With the 64th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Vancouver Canucks have selected two way forward William Lockwood.

Lockwood was ranked 108th amongst North American Skaters, but was actually ranked as 74th by TSN's Bob Mckenzie. With that being said, with the talent left on the board, it's fair to believe the Canucks were targeting Lockwood with this pick and did not expect him to be available when they made their way to the podium next time.

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Three Steals from the First Round of the 2016 Draft

Jeremy Davis
June 25 2016 07:30AM

Day one (and round one) of the 2016 NHL Draft has come and gone, and 25 teams have added to their prospect pools. With 181 more players set to find teams today, I thought I'd pick through the first round and see who went off the board with their selections, as well as who got good value in their spot.

You can read about the first round reaches here, but now it's time to move on to the steals: here are three selections that got better than expected value at their draft positions.

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Three Reaches from the First Round of the 2016 Draft

Jeremy Davis
June 25 2016 07:00AM

Day one (and round one) of the 2016 NHL Draft has come and gone, and 25 teams have added to their prospect pools. With 181 more players set to find teams today, I thought I'd pick through the first round and see who went off the board with their selections, as well as who got good value in their spot.

First up are three reaches from day one, teams that picked players well before they probably should have, leaving a bevy of better players still available.

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Wrapping up Day 1 of the NHL Draft for the Vancouver Canucks

J.D. Burke
June 25 2016 12:00AM

Though there weren't many trades involving contracted NHL players, the first day of the Entry Draft wasn't without intrigue. Particularly Vancouver Canucks related intrigue.

The Columbus Blue Jackets shook the proverbial apple cart at third overall, taking Pierre-Lud Dubois. Consider that the hard right to the Canucks stomach, as much of what we heard in the lead up the draft suggested they coveted Dubois with the fifth overall pick. So too did they covet Olli Juolevi of the London Knights, and they were able to secure the budding Finnish defenceman with the fifth overall selection.

We're just scratching the surface, though. In fact, so too is our front page. There was so much content today on Canucks Army, that much of it has fallen into the background. Let's recap today's events, with some cameos from the Canucks Army staff and their contributions to covering the events as they unfolded.

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