November 26 2014 01:41PM
That Cole Cassels is having a fantastic 19-year old season is old news by now to Canucks fans. Vancouver's 3rd round pick in the 2013 NHL entry draft is currently 6th in the OHL in scoring with 12 goals and 27 assists in 22 games, but he'll be missing some significant time thanks to a suspension handed out this morning by the Ontario Hockey League.
Read past the jump for a look at Cassels' suspension, and how this affects his chances at making a World Junior Championships team.
November 26 2014 10:00AM
It’s been another full week of prospect activities with all
of Vancouver's players in the pipeline playing games. The OHL has surprisingly been the least productive this week while Jake Virtanen,
players in the NCAA, Europe, and the ECHL have all been very active. The World Juniors will be coming up very shortly and Hockey Canada plans to announce its camp roster soon. That being said a number of Canucks prospects have been in discussion to make their respective national team including: Horvat (CAN, but unlikely to be released from the Canucks), Virtanen (CAN), McCann (CAN), Subban (CAN), Cassels (US), Forsling (Sweden), and Demko (US).
Without keeping you waiting, continue past the jump for the latest on your Canucks’ prospects.
November 25 2014 11:26PM
Leading up to tonight's game between the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks, there was any number of hockey related story lines that could have taken precedence in the hours before puck-drop. Instead, the loss of former Canucks head coach and player Pat Quinn was paramount in our hearts and minds. A time will come for warm reflection, but for today at least the Canucks let us share a human moment and mourn his passing.
Following a chilling moment of silence, fabled Vancouver opera singer Marc Donnelly belted a beautiful rendition of the Irish folk-song, Danny Boy. I know somewhere, in some way, the "Big Irishman" was giving his sideways grin through the entire rendition, cigar in tow.
While the Griffiths family brought financial stability to the #Canucks, Pat Quinn brought credibility.— Bruce Ng (@transcendwebs) November 26, 2014
The Canucks honored the fiery Irishmen's legacy to the tune of a hard fought 2-0 victory. There's not a lot to chew on from tonight's game, but we'll tackle what little there is on the other side of the jump.
November 25 2014 07:00PM
As promised this morning, here are our Canucks Army weekly player grades for defensemen.
Read past the jump to see how each guy fared this past week!
November 25 2014 04:51PM
Pictured: not Bo Horvat.
The New Jersey Devils are in town tonight, surely to join the rest of Vancouver in the celebration of the commencement of the glorious Bo Horvat era. It's a neat bit of synchronicity that the team Cory Schneider now carries is the one in town on the day Bo Horvat officially becomes a full-time NHL player, as he'll play his former team for the second time in Vancouver, and the first head-to-head with Horvat.
For a preview of tonight's game and a look at Vancouver's decision to keep Horvat with the big club, read past the jump.