August 29 2011 02:29PM
Kevin Connauton, the lanky powerplay specialist with both Major Junior and NCAA experience to his name, had a moderate offensive breakout in Manitoba last season as a rookie. With 11 goals and 12 assists to his name as well as a shorthanded tally late in a playoff game against Lake Erie, the former AJHL, CCHA and WHL player had a pretty successful campaign scoring-wise as both a rookie and a defenseman in the AHL.
August 29 2011 12:36PM
Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season.
This is NationRadio. Enjoy!
August 29 2011 08:58AM
When TinFoilTuque wrote about the Canucks defensive depth - he saw fit to place impressive youngster Chris Tanev in the Canucks top-6. While Tanev has a chance at cracking the opening day roster - he was really good in the postseason, and he's the sort of player Vigneault likes in that he's responsible with the puck and makes high percentage plays - I figured a closer look was worthwhile.
August 29 2011 02:06AM
Vancouver, Edmonton and Minnesota all have something in common – aside from the fact that they’re all in the Northwest Division. Each of those clubs has invited an unsigned, undrafted Vancouver Giant to training camp on a tryout deal.
August 26 2011 11:18PM
To say Darren Archibald took an unconventional route to becoming part of an NHL organization would be an understatement.
After going undrafted three times and unsuccessfully attending training camps with two NHL teams Archibald’s quixotic journey to an NHL contract finally ended on December 13, 2010, when the Canucks signed the big forward to an entry-level deal.