November 01 2012 03:12PM
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November 01 2012 01:04PM
The latest alternative reality rewinds the clock back to 2009, and the NHL Draft, in particular. A rumor surfaced that the Canucks were prepared to make a significant offer to Tampa Bay for the 2nd overall pick, and then use the pick on Swedish sensation Victor Hedman. What would have happened if things unfolded differently?
November 01 2012 11:15AM
Back in June, I was fortunate enough to chat with Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado. He had just come off a strong season for the Sudbury Wolves (being nominated for best OHL defenseman along the way).
Things couldn't get better for the young blueliner, right? Wrong. After our chat, he was named the 7th best prospect by Canucks Army this summer. And he was then named the Captain of the Wolves. I can't decide which one holds more clout and I'm sure he feels the same way. He has rewarded the Wolves by posting prolific numbers while shouldering most of the "heavy lifting." In fact, he recently decided that shutting down Niagara's best players wasn't enough, so he tacked on 5 assists of his own.
I figured now was as good a time as any to catch up with Corrado, and see what he's up to. Other than crushing the souls of his opponents in the Ontario Hockey League, of course.
Read Past the Jump for the Chat with Corrado.
November 01 2012 10:53AM
The Last Gladiators is a documentary about hockey, but it focuses mainly on former NHLer Chris Nilan. The film is honest, funny, realistic and heartbreaking. Nilan talks openly about his career, his drug and alcohol addiction as well as his upbringing with an abusive father. Check your local listings to see where it is playing in your area.
There was an advance screening in Edmonton a few weeks back and after I mediated a Q and A with Nilan and the audience he agreed to do an interview about the movie. He was just as candid in the interview as he was in the movie. I didn't omit any of his responses and the following interview is just a small sample of what you'll see in theatres.
November 01 2012 09:21AM
It's time for our third and final piece of looking at different statistical ways to project how many points each of the Canucks will score.
If you're just tuning in, we explained our methodology in more detail in our first piece, which covered the top-six forwards. We followed that up with a look at the defensemen and finally we'll take a look at the remaining, secondary forwards.