February 11 2015 04:30PM
Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings. Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what's in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our rankings.
So this year, in our mid-term ranking, we gave you the chance to vote on prospects and
have a say on these players. Since our summer rankings, we've
simplified the definition of "prospect" to any player in the Vancouver
Canucks' system that is eligible for the Calder Trophy if they were to
play in the NHL this year. This means that players like Linden Vey and
Joacim Eriksson who were not rated over the summer will be covered in
Without further adieu, here are the Canucks prospects that were rated 6th and 5th.
February 11 2015 02:30PM
The Vancouver Canucks visit the once reviled Chicago Blackhawks to finish up their short two-game road swing. The Hawks are just 5-4-1 in their past 10 games, but they still have the NHL's best goal differential and are atop the puck possession standings once again. On the other hand, Vancouver will play without their second and third line centres, as well as two key penalty killers.
It will be a tough task to get a win tonight and continue to hold off the Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference playoff race. Read past the jump for a preview.
February 11 2015 12:47PM
The embattled 23-year-old power forward, who is recovering from shoulder surgery and won't return to the ice until the offseason, wouldn't have helped the Canucks this year anyway. Now that he's out of the picture though, our attention turns to some of the remaining forwards on the market.
What would you do if you were trader Jim Benning and were in the market for forward help as the March 2nd NHL trade deadline approaches?
February 11 2015 09:33AM
Forget being unwilling to include Jake Virtanen and Bo Horvat, the Vancouver Canucks were probably never even in the same ballpark as the Buffalo Sabres in their pursuit of embattled Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane.
A Kane trade between the Sabres and Jets has been consummated and, according to Darren Dreger, will involve Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a 1st-round pick in exchange for Zach Bogosian and Kane.
That's such a blockbuster that the prospective trade recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...
Read on past the jump.
February 11 2015 08:40AM
A miracle of biology, masters of geometry, and chemistry incarnate - Daniel and Henrik Sedin are different.
They're unlike anything you, or me, or Jamie Benn, or Tyler Seguin, or Dave Bolland, or Mike Milbury have ever seen. Identical twins and elite athletes, they've been side by side their entire lives. From wombmates to roommates to linemates in the SuperElite, in the SHL, and in the NHL, they've been inseparable for their entire lives.
Even their statistical output is identical. Henrik has appeared in 1,062 games in his NHL career. He's averaged .83 points per contest. Daniel? He's appeared in 1,031NHL games, averaging .82 points per contest. That's awesome, in the formal sense.
The twins are different, which is partly why they've so often and unfairly been the target of ridicule.