Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 10: Goalies Are Voodoo

Rhys Jessop
March 17 2015 11:00AM

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On this week's episode, Rhys and Garret talk about Michael Hutchinson's recent struggles, Jacob Markstrom's inability to make the NHL transition, the Canucks signing of prospect Ben Hutton, Corey Pronman's trolling of Rhys, and some Alberta Major Bantam talk to top it all off. Join us on the other side of the break to listen!

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Will the Canucks get Jordan Subban signed?

Thomas Drance
March 17 2015 09:00AM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

In recent days the Vancouver Canucks have bolstered their prospect pool along the blue-line by signing Edmonton Oil Kings over-age defenseman Ashton Sautner and hot shot University of Maine defender Ben Hutton to entry-level contracts.

Sautner and Hutton join a a group of prospect defenders that also includes (depending on how you wish to define 'prospect') Frank Corrado, Adam Clendening, Andrey Pedan and Nikita Tryamkin. There are some intriguing names on that list, but this group would be an awful lot more interesting if the club could get Belleville Bulls defender Jordan Subban under contract. 

Will they do so? Let's look into the mechanics at play. 

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Canucks looked at dusting off the 90s flying skate jersey for Pat Quinn night

Thomas Drance
March 16 2015 09:22PM


On Monday the Canucks took to the ice for practice sporting the Vancouver Millionaires sweaters. It would seem that the players and the organization were preparing for Pat Quinn night, which the club will host at Rogers Arena on Tuesday evening.

The Millionaires sweater has been the club's go-to ceremonial sweater ever since the club purchased the Trademark from Canadian heavy metal legend Thor (no, seriously). The problem is that the Millionaires sweater, as nice and historic and formal as it is, isn't exactly a jersey thats connected in any way to Quinn. 

Which is probably why the club explored using the 90s flying skate a.k.a. the spaghetti plate jersey, according to president Trevor Linden:

So we might perhaps see the 'flying skate' sweater in the near future, eh? Because if there's one thing this franchise needs, it's a 14th different logo and jersey combination...

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Report: Canucks sign Maine defenseman Ben Hutton to entry-level contract

Thomas Drance
March 16 2015 02:24PM

The Vancouver Canucks have lured promising NCAA defenseman Ben Hutton, 21, away from the college system and into the professional ranks, according to reports emanating from Portland, Maine., where Hutton plays - or played - his college hockey with the Black Bears.

The news for now has not been confirmed by a Vancouver reporter or the team, though the report itself comes from Whiteneigh Kinne of WCHS6, an NBC affiliate based in Portland. The news has been amplified by WCSH6 sportscaster Lee Goldberg, and SBN's Jeff Cox has similarly picked it up.

Hutton is a left-handed shooting 6-foot-3 defenseman who has been enormously productive offensively during his time in the NCAA. His signing is a boon for the Canucks' prospect pool and potentially the Utica Comets' Calder Cup hopes.

Read on past the jump.

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Canucks recall Jacob Markstrom from Utica

Thomas Drance
March 16 2015 12:00PM

The Vancouver Canucks announced that goaltender Jacob Markstrom was recalled from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League on Monday

Markstrom, 25, made back-to-back starts for the Comets this weekend, winning both games and stopping 50 of the 53 shots he faced. Read past the jump for more.

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