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How to build a contender – Part 1: WAR, what is it good for?

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports A couple weeks ago I took a look at a new metric, Goals Above Replacement (GAR), developed by the team at WarOnIce.com. The concept is a simple one: we can measure the contribution of each player quantitatively by comparing them to a replacement level player, which is a player who is…

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CanucksArmy Prospect Profile 2015: #15 Lukas Jasek

Selected 174th overall, Lukas Jasek presents arguably the highest value for the Vancouver Canucks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and stacks up nicely when compared against selections elsewhere, as well. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 194 pounds (and with room to fill in), the Canucks’ 2015 sixth-round selection has more offensive upside than his lowly draft slot would suggest. In addition…