Preseason Predictions - Canucks 2016-2017

RexLibris
September 23 2016 01:00PM

Last year I ran a projection for the Canucks’ season. I've done the same this year and hope you'll review the results.

Please note, this is a mathematical exercise. I try to remain objective and neutral as best I can.

Here’s the process:

I begin by using past NHL seasons (or NHLEs as applicable) to determine an estimate on the points-per-game for each player on the listed roster. I then extend that to the most likely call-up candidates within the organization who will fill the approximate number of man games required both at forward and defence.

Next, I will estimate, again based on an average adjusted to circumstance over previous seasons, the number of games each player on the listed roster is likely to play in that season, topping it up to within a reasonable margin with the call-up candidates mentioned above.

That gives me a rough estimate of the total number of points the team is likely to score.

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Using pGPS: Conclusion on Mike Gillis Drafts

Ryan Biech
September 23 2016 11:00AM

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A few weeks ago, I completed an exercise using pGPS to look at the UFA prospects then Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis signed during his tenure at the time of their signings.

Seeing the have and have nots in terms of NHL potential proved an interesting endeavour. Unsurprisingly, Chris Tanev checked out as one of the better-rated prospects of the group when viewed through the lens of pGPS (Prospect Graduation Probabilities System) at the time of his signing.

In the comment section, and on Twitter, there were requests to do all of Mike Gillis's draft classes. Well, ask and you shall receive. This past week was a week-long series reviewing the 2008-13 draft classes with pGPS.

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using pGPS: 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Ryan Biech
September 23 2016 09:00AM

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A few weeks ago, I completed an exercise using pGPS to look at the UFA prospects then Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis signed during his tenure at the time of their signings.

Seeing the have and have nots in terms of NHL potential proved an interesting endeavour. Unsurprisingly, Chris Tanev checked out as one of the better-rated prospects of the group when viewed through the lens of pGPS (Prospect Graduation Probabilities System) at the time of his signing.

In the comment section, and on Twitter, there were requests to do all of Mike Gillis's draft classes. Well, ask and you shall receive. Today's post will kick off a week-long series reviewing the 2008-13 draft classes with pGPS.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 23 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs win prospects tournament, Lupul hurt again, Sedin era in Vancouver coming to an end, Flames need to fix their salary cap issues, Jesse Puljujarvi ready to ruin plans, get your Oilers karma right heading into season, a classic goalie scrap, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Canucks Bring Prospects to Main Camp, Invite Roy, D'Aoust, Moynihan, Valk

Jeremy Davis
September 22 2016 01:00PM

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Photo source: Vancouver Canucks twitter (@Canucks)

If you're following the Vancouver Canucks on enough social media platforms, you can sometimes learn a few things. Today the Canucks released their full main camp roster, including the players previously left off due to their inclusion in the Young Stars Classic. However, just to screw with us, they did so only on Snapchat (so far, anyways).

Luckily our own Vanessa Jang spotted it and alerted us to the list. Thanks to a couple of pictures of a couple of pieces of paper, we now know which Canucks prospects and which Young Stars invitees made the cut to join the big boys this weekend in Whistler.

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