In this week’s report(let) we’re going to go through all of the latest relevant prospect news because, well, it’s nearing the end of May and we don’t really have much of it to begin with. When there isn’t news, we look for gossip, and when there’s no gossip, we make things up. Never let a fact ruin a good prospect narrative is what I always say to Dimitri (and anyone that’ll listen)!
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For Memorial Cup #FancyStats, the latest in Canucks and Comets news, read on past the jump!
Last weekend the Memorial Cup concluded, and London didn’t manage to make it out of the group round after failing to win a single game. It doesn’t look like it was a result of being a weak team as they had the second best possession-close of the four teams, but rather due to the lack of PDO help they were able to round up. They couldn’t put a puck in the net nor could they stop anything, and thus, they were left on the sidelines watching the exciting conclusion to the tournament like the rest of us.
Edmonton, who led all the teams in possession, needed an exciting triple OT (and longest game in Mem Cup history) to beat a fiesty Val-d’Or squad, before dominating Guelph and winning the tournament.
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Thoughts de Semaine
Not much has been happening around Canucks Prospect land, but here are a small collection of thoughts and links to help you through your busy work day:
- CHL prospects drafted in 2012 have to be signed by June 1st. From that draft the Canucks have already signed Gaunce and Mallet. Hutton and Beattie are still in the NCAA so they have another two years, meaning that only Wes Myron needs to be signed, and with the way he has been playing I would honestly be fairly surprised to see him actually get a contract.
- Ex-Comets defenseman Mullen, who was traded at the deadline for an NCAA prospect, was re-signed by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year two-way deal. Don’t be surprised to see more of him this Fall.
- One draft prospect, Jake Virtanen, will be out until October with a shoulder surgery. Despite his name being mentioned as a viable candidate, there’s reason to be concerned about that potential selection given some of the other names that’ll surely be available at 6th overall. I’m sure there will be a Thats_Offside-esque hit-piece on him soon here at Canucks Army, according to my sources.
- NucksMisconduct have ran their autopsy on Frank Corrado, focusing on his short NHL play.
- With the recent signing of Anton Cederholm to his ELC, The Utica Comets have a short piece up on him.
- The experts at Hockey’s Future have dished out the Canucks Prospect awards.
- The Comet’s Aud has been ranked the 8th best Arena in the AHL.
- Laurence Gilman recaps the Utica Comets’ season.
- Jordan Subban was driving Hunter Shinkaruk around Toronto for stitches this week. Very exciting news to see them already bonding as a team!
- In this week’s fake outrage: recently Bo Horvat has been boasting on Twiter that he is off to Jamaica. I don’t know about you but I believe there are no ice rinks in Jamaica. How can Horvat expect to train and be ready to make the Canucks camp this fall if he isn’t training? Sounds like to me he doesn’t have the compete level, drive or desire to be in the NHL.