February 20 2015 09:00AM
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 ado, here is our top rated Canucks Prospect
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February 20 2015 06:30AM
The Canucks won't part with future at deadline, Oilers find silver lining, Florida likes Kessel, the Jets and Flames go rental shopping, Fantasy, Fights and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
February 19 2015 10:35PM
The Canucks (finally) defeated Alain Vigneault! Click past the jump for our NHL94 inspired infographic look at Thursday night's comeback victory over the New York Rangers.
February 19 2015 09:23PM
With near parity in the bottom rungs of the Western Conference playoff ladder, tonight's contest was just the first of what will surely become an almost endless streak of "must win" games for Vancouver. Facing a red-hot New York Rangers team, this presented a tall order for the undermanned Vancouver Canucks and their patchwork defense corps.
Vancouver pushed play in the opening minute of the first, but waned as the clock ticked on an otherwise embarrassing first frame -- one which saw Vancouver out-shot 14-4 and trailing 1-0. It was looking like the Canucks AHL blueline was in for a long night. With an early Shawn Matthias tally in the second though, the Canucks were able to shift into second gear and play the part of NHL equal for the remainder of the game.
These clubs traded and goals and chances from that point forward, before a last minute marker from Captain Canuck himself, Henrik Sedin, knotted things at four, ensuring overtime. A fast-paced and open extra frame wasn't enough to decide this one, leading to the dreaded
gimmick shootout. The Canucks made quick work of the Rangers, beating them 2-0 in the shootout on Alex Burrows and Radim Vrbata goals. The final score 5-4 Vancouver.
February 19 2015 05:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks have been dealing with injury-related depth issues of late, so we might reasonably expect several organizational depth players to receive an opportunity to be called up from Vancouver's minor league affiliate. We're not talking about the Utica Comets though. We're talking about Vancouver's Eastern Conference affiliate, the Florida Panthers.
The Panthers are preparing to move rate-stats All-Star Sean Bergenheim and Vancouver is among the club's that are interested, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Would Bergenheim fit in Vancouver, and might the asking price make sense for the Canucks?