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Draft Theory: Height matters, but maybe due to bias

Some of the gents over at Canucks Army have been doing an excellent job investigating trends in drafting and success. This analysis includes excellent articles on size having an impact on draft success looking at forwards (by Money Puck) and defensemen (by Josh Weissbock). I’ve gotten my hands on some data, so I thought I throw my own…

Canucks Army Midterm Prospect Rankings: 9th-7th

View image | gettyimages.com Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings.  Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what’s in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our…

Canucks’ Nick Bonino suffers apparent left foot injury vs. Wild

View image | gettyimages.com It seems likely that the Vancouver Canucks will have to soldier on without the services of key second-line centreman Nick Bonino.  Bonino sustained an apparent left foot injury while blocking a Ryan Suter one-timer in the second period of Monday night’s 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Read past the jump for more.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Minnesota Wildin’

I’ve wasted no digital ink on this platform, or others for that matter, discussing the threat that the an upstart Minnesota Wild pose to Vancouver’s playoff aspirations. By most underlying metrics, they are the better team. With the addition of Devan Dubnyk, they’ve addressed their Achilles heel. This in mind, the Canucks should have had no…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #52 – CANUCKS @ Wild

View image | gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks will visit the Minnesota Wild in the unfriendly confines of the Xcel Energy Center on Monday evening.  The Wild, who might be the league’s stingiest defensive club when their goalies are stopping even an average rate of shots, are in the midst of a major surge. Since acquiring Devan Dubnyk…