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CanucksArmy Prospect Profile 2015: #14 Ben Hutton

Vancouver Canucks prospect Ben Hutton, a defenseman who recently completed his collegiate career with the University of Maine Black Bears,  has been on a fascinating development track since being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. With immense offensive upside and plus skating ability, Hutton had an extremely successful collegiate career. The defender with the tantalizing offensive skill…

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How to build a contender – Part 2: the Impact of Aging

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Some of the most important work in the field of hockey analytics has focused on how player performance changes over time.   In a salary capped league teams need to pay attention to, and understand how, the aging process impacts future performance, since these factors can and should influence contract decisions. A bad bet on a…

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Monday Mailbag: Compliance

As some of you may know, I’ve still got two weeks left at my “day job” before transitioning into writing full time. Hours are heavy, and responsibilities are unexpected. I expected to leave at 6PM today, and stayed back four hours to do mandatory annual compliance courses. Will they matter to me at the end…