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Prospect Profile: #17 Nikita Tryamkin

When we go back and analyze previous NHL drafts, certain patterns and truisms emerge. For instance, the guys who become NHLers are the guys who score a lot of points, everyone is terrible at scouting goalies, guys who are in their draft+1 and draft+2 seasons don’t have a lot of upside, defensive ability tends to be…

4 Top 100 Prospects make Canucks ESPN’s 9th ranked system

#181640951 / gettyimages.com Unfortunately, the nature of professional sports is that there tends to be an inverse relationship between the success of the NHL club and the relevance of (/stock put into) its farm system, as we’ve seen up close and personal lately.  This is my 3rd year participating in the annual Canucks Army Top 20 Prospect Profile series,…