April 03 2015 11:17AM
Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports
On Friday morning the Vancouver Canucks announced the recall of recently acquired former Calgary Flames top prospect Sven Baertschi from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.
Since being acquired by the Canucks at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline for a 2015 second-round draft pick, Baertschi has been on fire in Utica. The diminutive, skilled Swiss-born forward has scored seven goals while contributing 13 points in 12 games with the Comets. For the year he's managed 15 goals and 23 assists in 48 AHL games - a solid scoring clip for a 22-year-old.
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April 03 2015 11:00AM
In my February Deep Dive I stated that I had thought February may have been the Canuck's most impressive month of the season as they managed to go 8-6 despite injuries to numerous key personnel. In March, they faced multiple injury issues again, including going the entire month without their "number 1" goalie, but managed to improve upon February's results, going 10-4-2.
They exited March with 95 points, which in many non-McEichel years, would be enough to squeak into the playoff. As it sits now, the Canucks may very well square off against the Calgary Flames in the first round of the playoffs. Hockey is fun again.
April 03 2015 09:00AM
We are back
with this week’s Comets Militia report, where we review all the latest in news,
statistics, rumours, gossip and made up narratives regarding the Vancouver Canucks
farm team: The Utica Comets. Not only have the Comets continued their winning streak, they have earned their first ever playoff berth and clinched the AHL's North division banner!
Read past the jump to see how that went down.
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April 03 2015 06:30AM
The Oilers tank continues, Leafs draft plans, Flames luck and new arena plans, Byfuglien suspended for brutal cross-check, the Calder Trophy race, 2015 draft prospects and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.
April 02 2015 10:15PM
Lack going to that dark desperate place all goalies have been to when they need to scramble: pic.twitter.com/9nRCS6c5IS— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) April 3, 2015
The Canucks payed visit to the windy city looking to go three for three on their tough Central division road swing, but looked tired as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a sloppy affair that provided far less entertainment than the Canucks-Hawks games of old, and a couple of defensive miscues would prove costly for Vancouver.
With the score tied in the third period, the Canucks were unable to down a Blackhawks team that broke free with two quick goals to take the game by a 3-1 score. Read past the jump for a recap.