Reason for pessimism, reason for optimism

Cam Charron
April 22 2014 01:41PM

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The above chart is inspired by a tweet from JapersRink. So what the heck is going on here?

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Buying out David Booth - Weekend Watchability Index

Cam Charron
April 18 2014 01:30PM

It's Good Friday, so naturally, we'll talk David Booth.

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Comets Milita Weekly Prospect Report - April 17th, 2014

Josh W
April 17 2014 01:35PM

Image courtesy of Utica Comets on Facebook

Welcome to this week's Comets Militia Prospect Report. The Utica Comets, trying to fit in with their parent club, finally succumbed in their late bid for a playoff spot. But despite the fact that they've been eliminated and their season will end prematurely, they still have a couple of games left on the schedule. And beyond that, we've still got the OHL playoffs, WHL playoffs, and even the ECHL playoffs (go Kalamazoo!) to discuss.

Meanwhile, the Draft Lottery results are in and the Canucks will be picking 6th this summer. That'll provide us with a lot to discuss, with picks of that quality being such a rarity for this organization. It'll be a boon for prospect analytics, as well. What Dimitri conveniently forgot to mention is that I'll be around here all summer as well, working my way towards earning that 2-way blogger ATO. 

So keep tuned and 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.

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Top 10 stories of the 2014 Canucks Season: Part 1

The Stanchion
April 17 2014 11:13AM


"If we dress up in camouflage, maybe nobody will be able to see what a garbage season we're having..."

When a season is going well, such asides as hiring sleep doctors, Kyle Wellwood being forced to diet, or Mats Sundin needing an oxygen tank five seconds into a shift, are seen as an amusing sidebar to an otherwise fun season. 

When a season is going poorly, all of a sudden that story about how Kevin Bieksa forgot to recycle his beer cans becomes one of the leading theories as to why the season has fallen apart. "You can tell Kevin is unhappy. He's throwing away cans and hurting the environment, ergo, therefore, hence he hates the locker room environment as well. It's an extension of his mindset. I'm surprised you neanderthals missed it."

Despite how a season goes, however, we still owe it to google to pair it down and summarize how it went. You never know when someone might need to look up the 2014 season so they can try and compare it to a future Canucks season, to try and determine which one was worse.

So while it might seem weird to want to go over the top ten stories of a season gone horribly wrong, I will do my best to focus on the big stories, and less on the stories about how Daniel Sedin's dog walking style may have played a role in his diminished shooting percentage. Read past the jump to see the first half of the top ten stories of the Canucks 2014 season.

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Canucks Army Draft Lottery Podcast

Dimitri Filipovic
April 15 2014 07:25PM

Just say no to Jake.

After a thoroughly underwhelming Draft Lottery special on TSN, we know that the Vancouver Canucks are slated to pick 6th overall on June 27th in Philadelphia. There was a lot of deliberation on who the team should be targeting in our live chat, and I'm sure it's a topic that'll be heavily discussed in the weeks to come.

Pivoting off of that, we recorded a quick little podcast to discuss the options that figure to be available when that pick comes around, and some other stuff about draft philosophy. How much was Mike Gillis actually responsible for the team's dreadful track record during his time? 

Click past the jump to listen in. 

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