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Prospect Profile #7: Brendan Gaunce

Just one summer removed from being controversially named CanucksArmy’s top Vancouver Canucks prospect, 2012 first round pick Brendan Gaunce has seen his stock plummet and is ranked at #7 this time around. In my view, Gaunce’s stock isn’t down as much as his slide down our rankings might suggest. Bear in mind though, I say that…

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THE ROUNDUP

NHL reportedly looking at expansion, the changing world of sports journalism, Flames expectations, comparing Justin Schultz to PK Subban and more in this weeks Roundup

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Prospect Profile: #8 Ben Hutton

As we move closer and closer to the top-5 prospects in the Vancouver Canucks’ system, we start moving out of “we hope this guy can make the NHL” territory, and into the range of guys where we can reasonably expect them to make some sort of legitimate NHL impact.  Ben Hutton, our 8th ranked prospect,…

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The Log Off Podcast, Ep.8: with Corey Sznajder

With the tracking project he has had his face buried in for months now finally starting to get the widespread attention that it deserves, we had Corey Sznajder join the show this week. We discussed which players – like Valtteri Filppula for example, who’s pictured above – have particularly caught his eye in the games he has…

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Prospect Profile #9: Cole Cassels

A third-round pick in 2013 whose selection caused us to scratch our heads a bit at the time, Oshawa Generals forward Cole Cassels showed significant progress in his draft plus-one season. After the 19-year-old forward, who won’t turn 20 until May, played third-line minutes and produced a meager amount of offense in his draft-eligible season,…

NHL Expanding by four teams?!? Maybe, apparently.

#451341526 / gettyimages.com I knew something was up when we recorded a new podcast last night and there was no major NHL news to report. Usually when that happens something goes kablooey the second we upload it. Low and behold, apparently the NHL is close to expanding by four teams, including another one in Toronto,…

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Prospect Profile: #10 Jordan Subban

There’s no question that Jordan Subban has more tangible obstacles than your typical prospect standing between himself and a future in professional hockey. Beyond just the unfair comparisons that he draws in the wake of his older superstar of a brother, there isn’t exactly ample precedence for a player of his physical stature in today’s NHL. Listed at 5’9”, 175 lbs,…

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Prospect Profile: #11 Alexandre Grenier

At this point in time, it’s a dead heat between “Frequent Flyer” and “Casualty of the Numbers Game” in laying claim to being the most recurring themes of Alex Grenier’s playing career to-date. After he fell into the Gillis regime’s open, waiting arms as a sizeable overager named Alex in the 3rd round back in ’11, Grenier has bounced around from league-to-league, and city-to-city. Since his half-year…

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Prospect Profile #12: Dane Fox

In his first year of eligibility for our cherished annual prospects list, Erie Otters forward Dane Fox makes his debut at number 12. An undrafted free agent, the 20-year-old Fox cashed in a whopping 64 goals while playing triggerman for Connor McDavid and Connor Brown with Erie in 2013-14. Sought after by a number of teams this winter, Fox signed a three-year entry-level contract…

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The Roundup

The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week’s Roundup