Chins Up! Picking Fifth Ain’t So Bad

 Embed from Getty Images The date was April 30, 2016 – a Saturday. Like many Canuck fans, I was huddled around the television watching as Bill Daly unveiled, in reverse, the order of the 2016 NHL draft. When it had become obvious the Canucks had dropped from the top three to their most likely pre-lottery…

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Canucks Army Free Agent Profiles: Lee Stempniak

  Lee Stempniak is as well-traveled an NHLer as you’re going to find on the open market, having played for nine different teams in the span of his ten-year career. In spite of all that movement, he’s quietly been a very effective producer of offence for the majority of his career.  After toiling away for a…

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Benning on Lucic: ‘we would definitely have interest in him’

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports BUFFALO – Jim Benning may not make a huge splash in the National Hockey League draft this weekend, but the Vancouver Canucks general manager certainly created some waves on Thursday. Benning left no doubt about his interest in pending unrestricted free agent Milan Lucic when the bruising forward becomes available…

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The Nation Network Top 60 Draft Profile Overview and Summaries

Embed from Getty Images The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is just a few days away and the Nation Network Draft Profiles are finally complete. We know that things can get a little crazy on draft day and you won’t want to be running all around the internet looking for our super great taeks on the…

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Henrik Sedin Wins NHL’s King Clancy Award for 2016

So here I am, minding my own business, writing some draft junk, and what ho! A Canuck won something at the NHL Awards? After that season?! Well I’ll be. Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin is the 2016 recipient of the NHL’s King Clancy Trophy, awarded to the NHL player “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and…