Charting the Development of the Canucks Top Defense Prospects

money puck
June 05 2015 12:18PM

If you've been following along at Canucks Army (or our friends at Jets Nation) you may have noticed a number of posts recently on two new metrics we've developed to help assess prospect development called Prospect Cohort Success % (PCS%) and PCS points per game (PCS p/GM). For primer on these new stats see the piece Josh Weissbock published recently. 

The PCS system finds the closest matches for a particular player in terms of age, league, height, and points, then calculates the percentage of that player's peers who play over 200 NHL games (PCS%) and the NHL points per game of those peers who successfully made the NHL (PCS p/GM). Think of PCS% as a metric to estimate the risk a prospect may or may not become an NHL regular, while PCS p/GM gives you a sense as to what the players potential may be if they make it. 

Last week, I profiled the Canucks top forward prospects, so now I'll look at the top prospects on defense.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 05 2015 06:45AM


Phil Kessel trade destinations, Canucks Markstrom NHL ready, Eddie Lack on the move, who will take Dennis Wideman off Flames hands, learning from Oilers player development, Connor McDavid, Canadian dollars's impact on salary cap, free agent class of 2015, draft prospect profiles and more in this week's Roundup.

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Babych Please - June 4th, 2015

Grainne Downey
June 04 2015 12:28PM


While the Canucks appear to be mostly hibernating, their prospects have been having a blast this week! 

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Benning: "Markstrom is ready now to play in the NHL"

Rhys Jessop
June 03 2015 05:36PM

Vancouver Cancuks General Manager Jim Benning joined the Sekeres and Price show on TSN radio this morning to talk about Jacob Markstrom's play down in Utica, among other Comets news and notes. While there wasn't a whole ton in the way of new information, Benning did drop an interesting tidbit in regards to how Vancouver's goaltending situation is going to play out this upcoming summer.

Is Benning's confidence in Markstrom misplaced? What does this mean for Eddie Lack? We'll investigate after the jump.

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Canucks Army 2014/2015 Final Prospect Report

Josh W
June 03 2015 01:00PM

Except for the Utica Comets, the Vancouver Canucks prospects have all finished playing for the year and are busy training to hopefully earn a roster spot at their next level in the Fall.  With that, these regular prospect reports will be finished until October.  Until then, pleas enjoy the last prospect report covering all the details on prospects we have:

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