Canucks Draft Gems Retrospective – Part Five: Pavel Bure

Embed from Getty Images Pavel Bure, Right Wing, 6th round, 113th overall, 1989 Draft  His name, as befits someone with the moniker of the “Russian Rocket,” was synonymous with speed. He was electrifying, exhilarating, and sometimes infuriating. He could do things at fourth gear that many players couldn’t do in first. And, unlike the other…

Canucks re-sign Sven Baertschi to two year deal

Embed from Getty Images It was announced today that the Vancouver Canucks have signed pending restricted free agent Sven Baertschi to a two year contract extension. The press release included the financials with Baertschi making $1.7 million in the first year of the contract, and then $2.0 million in the second year for an annual…

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Canucks Army Free Agent Profiles: Roman Polak

Embed from Getty Images In the above picture, we’ve got upcoming UFA defenceman Roman Polak, a step or two behind Sidney Crosby.  A fitting image? Probably. Whatever Polak had that was appealing to NHL teams, he’s falling fast as a legitimate option with his declining play as of late. And while he did earn playing…

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Piecing together the Canucks pre-season schedule

The Canucks haven’t formally announced their pre-season schedule yet, but other teams have and that allows us to piece together what Vancouver’s schedule will look like. It is obviously subject to change and additions, but it seems like that will be the full schedule above. They will play 7 games in total, with two games against…

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Canucks announce Alaska Aces as ECHL Affiliate and Development Camp location

Image: Vancouver Canucks / Twitter Nothing is happening on the ice, but there is still plenty of news from the Vancouver Canucks. Earlier today, the Vancouver Canucks announced that the Alaska Aces would be their ECHL affiliate for the upcoming season #Canucks enter @ECHL affiliate agreement with AlaskaAces RELEASE → https://t.co/BVQcfu14Jq pic.twitter.com/XOclWsHuSS — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) June…

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Late Round Targets: European Defenceman

Image: Svenskalag.se I’ve spent much of this week profiling players flying under the radar as we approach the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Players whose draft value according to NHL Central Scouting Service likely doesn’t reflect their value. As with most players, these late-round prospects come with their share of warts — hence the low ranking….

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Join Canucks Army at The Pint for the June 24th NHL Entry Draft!

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks are selecting fifth overall in the 2016 NHL draft. That’s the highest they’ve selected since taking the Sedin twins way back when. That’s something worth celebrating, right? At Canucks Army, we would like to think as much. Better still, we’d like to take the opportunity to continue raising…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #6 Clayton Keller

Embed from Getty Images Clayton Keller enters the discussion as our sixth-ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Measuring in at 5’10” and 170 lbs, there are concerns that due to his size, Keller may have issues at the professional level. However it’s clear that his skill level is so high that he should be able…

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The NationDrafts Playoff Winners

My friends, I am here, today, to bestow the Nation’s praise onto a fine group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy heroes opened up their wallets for a chance at glory and prizes, and today is the day where we announce the winners of the NationDrafts playoff pool!