March 21 2014 01:41PM
Earlier this week, Ben Kuzma detailed rookie winger Nicklas Jensen as "an exclamation mark" "determined" "far from an overnight sensation" "cool" with an "all-around awareness and presence."
It seems that people have begun pencilling in Jensen to the Canucks' top six next season, a top six that's painfully lacking in young bodies. Jensen has three goals and five points in just seven games this season and has arguably been the Canucks best player since his call-up.
March 21 2014 01:28PM
With the Canucks having a couple days off between games (they don't play again until Sunday afternoon v. Buffalo, and I'm not totally convinced that should actually even count), I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to dust off and bring back the ol' Afternoon Headshots.
I've gone ahead and compiled a list of some of the more interesting nuggets of goodness I've come across on the interwebs recently, in the hopes that it'll spark some conversation and maybe even shed some light on a thing or two that you haven't come across yourself already.
March 21 2014 11:44AM
Now most of my hockey fantasies include Jordan Eberle, a bottle of sherry, a roaring fire and a DVD of All Dogs Go To Heaven. So when I heard about a video called the Fantasy Minute I was understandably excited.
Today we are introducing the Fantasy Minute but be forewarned - it's about fantasy hockey not necessarily fantasies about hockey. Oh and the mega babe host. No big deal.
March 20 2014 12:46PM
Image courtesy of @NHL
With the recent infusion of Jensen into the Vancouver
Comets Canucks fans of the team have had something to be excited for as we head towards (hopefully) the draft lottery. Ideally with some good, tactful positioning in this year's draft and some smart choices by the GM (whomever that may be) there's a very real possibility that we'll have a nice collection of young players to monitor closely next year.
But before we get there, we still have plenty to discuss with the current crop of prospects in the system. Continue past the jump to read the latest in Comets Militia updates, the OHL, and the NCAA (along with some other notes coming from the WHL, ECHL, and Europe).
As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects for the latest in prospect news. You're more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.
March 20 2014 12:25AM
According to John Tortorella, Nicklas Jensen "has got some balls". What he also has, is 3 goals in 7 games since being called up, and a point in 4 straight. And unbridled youthful enthusiasm, which he isn't remotely hesitant to put on display whenever he has a chance. It's because of all of those things that his emergence has been such a refreshing and appealing, proving to be so starkly different in nearly every way from the rest of this wretched Canucks season.
While he has all of those things I've mentioned, what he doesn't seem to own is an electronic device on which he'd be able to receive memos. Like the one about the team's newly adjusted goals for the final weeks of the season.
The cynic inside of me is thinking "man, this team can't even tank properly!". And while that's certainly a reality - this 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators gets the Canucks nothing in the long run, only setting them back in the quest for a higher and more valuable draft pick - there's also the part of me that's relieved that there's finally something to be excited about. It has been a long, dull campaign.