September 19 2012 01:42PM
Generally speaking there isn't as much prospect coverage in hockey as there is in the other major North American sports (football, baseball and basketball). It's kind of weird because, unlike the NHL: the NCAA, CHL, AHL and the European leagues tend to consistently start their seasons on time. Amazing!
Luckily for hockey obsessives, Corey Pronman of ESPN and Hockey Prospectus works long hours and manages to satiate our need for prospect information. Today over at Hockey Prospectus, Pronman released his "Top-100 Prospects" list, and the individuals in the Canucks pipeline, well, they didn't fare too well...
Read past the jump.
September 19 2012 09:29AM
The 3.3 billion dollar question is: will the interest that NHL teams are paying their season ticket holders to keep their money on account, be sufficient to offset the inevitable drop in fan interest in the NHL as a product the longer the lockout continues? I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Except maybe in Minnesota, where the Wild are offering an astonishing 10% APR for fans that leave their money with the team.
Hmmm, that gives me an idea...
September 18 2012 07:41PM
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September 18 2012 03:18PM
Late last week, the Canucks re-assigned 23 prospects to their AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves. On Monday, we looked at three Canucks prospects whose development could benefit from the NHL lockout, and a protracted stint in the more talent laden than usual American Hockey League.
While the Canucks organization's top three young players (Zack Kassian, Chris Tanev and Eddie Lack) will see a lot of ice, and be given every opportunity to succeed - the following three prospects are guys who could end up with the short end of the stick.
Who are they? Read past the jump for find out!
September 18 2012 10:21AM
Pat Quinn being honoured four years ago at the Pacific Coliseum (photo: Sean Hagen/wikimedia commons)
The Vancouver Giants announced something of a lockout-blowout on Monday morning. The WHL Club is offering special prices for their first three home games of the season, they've unveiled vintage Canucks throw back jerseys and they're being aggressive in the hopes of drawing the support of those fans who are frustrated that they can't pay to go see their NHL heroes.
After the announcement, ex-Canucks player, coach and president (and current Giants co-owner) Pat Quinn spoke with Canucks Army about his time in management in Vancouver, his role with the Giants, his feelings on the lockout and his plans to write a book.
Click past the jump for more insight.