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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #77 – CANUCKS @ PREDATORS

So of course the Canucks beat the Blues last night – St. Louis is a playoff team! It wasn’t neccesarily a pretty one to watch but they came to play and Eddie Lack stood tall. On to Nashville this evening against, you guessed it, another playoff team. The Preds were sure happy the Canucks beat the Blues…

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Vancouver’s PHWA chapter selects Henrik Sedin as Canucks’ Masterton Trophy nominee

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver chapter of the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association (PHWA) has nominated Henrik Sedin as for the 2015 Masterton Trophy. The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually “to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Unlike the other major NHL awards, which have just three finalists,…

HOW GOOD IS LAWSON CROUSE?

<br> If Lawson Crouse hadn’t shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That’s a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Blue Them Out

. @eddielack with 23 saves in the win. Wait until he hears there’s tacos on the flight to Nashville! pic.twitter.com/eGwcnDSIZV — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) March 31, 2015 The Vancouver Canucks hit the ground running on their brutal Central division road swing, taking their final match-up with the St. Louis Blues by a final score of…

Utica Comets Sign Joseph LaBate to a PTO

View image | gettyimages.com Over the weekend it came to light that the Utica Comets had signed Vancouver Canucks’ prospect Joseph LaBate, a forward from the University of Wisconsin, to a Professional Try-Out (PTO).  This morning the press release officially confirmed the rumours.  With LaBate having left the Wisconsin Badgers, who didn’t earn a post-season berth, the…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #76 – CANUCKS @ BLUES

One look at the standings today and its plain as day, the Canucks let a big lead get away from them. However, cheering for the Canucks as long as I have or you have will show that it’s always been done this way: difficult and agonizing. The Canucks head to the land of BBQ ribs, brisket…

Where Will Vancouver’s Defensive Prospects Play in 2015-2016?

View image | gettyimages.com With all the hubbub of defensive prospect activity going on in the last few weeks, from the signing of Ashton Sautner, to the persuasion of Ben Hutton to leave college, and the panic starting to rise on the signing of Jordan Subban – now is a good time to start looking forward…

HOW GOOD IS MATHEW BARZAL?

<br> Mathew Barzal is an exceptional young hockey player. Size concerns and a significant injury have him lagging behind the top of the draft in terms of buzz, but don’t be fooled about him. Young Barzal is among the very best players available in this year’s draft.