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Canucks Army Year in Review: Jannik Hansen

Embed from Getty Images Though usually a versatile, if underappreciated element in the Vancouver Canucks bottom six, Jannik Hansen shed that label this season en route to a 20-goal campaign, riding shotgun alongside the Sedins.  Hansen steadily built his case in sparse ice-time over the five seasons prior, proving up to the task whenever called…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: May 9th

The Vancouver Canucks haven’t been relevant for an awfully long time. Such is the plight of the eliminated team that finishes third last in the entire league. All the more so now that the college free agent market has all but withered. Wouldn’t you know it, it couldn’t have finished as the grande fait accompli…

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2016 NHL Entry Draft Consensus Rankings – May 9, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Jon Steitzer may be moving on from the Nations Network, but his consolidated draft rankings were such a useful little tool for looking at where exactly all of the top prospects stand in the eyes of the scouts that I knew I had to keep the tradition going.  So I made…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #44 Markus Niemelainen

Embed from Getty Images It’s a (short) run of big defenceman with Logan Stanley being profiled yesterday as the 45th ranked prospect for the upcoming draft, and now coming in at 44th is a hulking Finnish defenceman, Markus Niemelainen. Measuring in at 6’6″ and 205 lbs, Niemelainen is one of the biggest defenceman available in this draft, so…