Utica Comets Sign Joseph LaBate to a PTO

Josh W
March 30 2015 05:53PM

Over the weekend it came to light that the Utica Comets had signed Vancouver Canucks' prospect Joseph LaBate, a forward from the University of Wisconsin, to a Professional Try-Out (PTO).  This morning the press release officially confirmed the rumours. 

With LaBate having left the Wisconsin Badgers, who didn't earn a post-season berth, the Canucks have until August 15th to sign him to an Entry-Level Contract or he is free to walk away as an Unrestricted Free Agent.  

Let's take a look into what we might have in this 4th round pick.

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - March 30th, 2015

Grainne Downey
March 30 2015 04:00PM


Another wild week of being a stressed out hockey fan has come and gone. It was just okay. 

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March 30 2015 01:02PM

One look at the standings today and its plain as day, the Canucks let a big lead get away from them. However, cheering for the Canucks as long as I have or you have will show that it's always been done this way: difficult and agonizing.

The Canucks head to the land of BBQ ribs, brisket and basically any meal that begs for BBQ sauce: St. Louis; a road city most welcome. Vancouver's road record is pretty good this year (22-12-3) and with the Canucks taking the last two games against the Blues, tonight should follow suit. After losing to the Stars in OT on Saturday, every point is crucial with LA and Calgary breathing down the Canucks neck. Their breath is stinky like no breakfast, 2 coffees, no brushing teeth breath. It's bad. They need some distance.

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First Star, Worst Star: March 29, 2015

March 29 2015 09:30PM


Spring has sprung, the playoffs are almost here, it's Wrestlemania Sunday, and if that wasn't enough it's time for First Star, Worst Star! 

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Where Will Vancouver's Defensive Prospects Play in 2015-2016?

Josh W
March 29 2015 04:30PM

With all the hubbub of defensive prospect activity going on in the last few weeks, from the signing of Ashton Sautner, to the persuasion of Ben Hutton to leave college, and the panic starting to rise on the signing of Jordan Subban – now is a good time to start looking forward at next season to try and guess where each of Vancouver's defensive prospects will be playing.

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