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Canucks Army Free Agent Profiles: David Backes

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks have already tried to secure David Backes’ services in free agency and barring anything unexpected it appears as though the opportunity will present itself a second time. Backes, who has played his entire ten-season career with the St. Louis Blues, will enter free agency for just the second time…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #20 Alex DeBrincat

Embed from Getty Images Alex DeBrincat has 205 points in 128 games over his last two seasons. That type of production is usually synonymous with first overall talent, yet DeBrincat checks in as the 20th ranked prospect in our consensus rankings. There is definitely an element of size bias at work here. DeBrincat’s 5’7″ frame (which…

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Canucks Army Free Agent Profiles: Teddy Purcell

After my last Free Agent Profile of polarizing power forward Milan Lucic, most other free agents seem a little flat. Today’s subject is Teddy Purcell, and he’s not exactly jumping off the page. He’s not in that upper offensive tier with Lucic or Loui Eriksson or Kyle Okposo, but he is a good middle of the…

Canucks Draft Gems Retrospective – Part Three: Patrik Sundstrom

Embed from Getty Images Patrik Sundstrom, Centre, 9th round, 175th overall, 1980 Draft The Vancouver Canucks sure have a thing for drafting Swedish twins, don’t they? Granted, the first time they did it, they only drafted one-half of the duo and did not have to orchestrate the draft floor machinations required to obtain the second set…

Odds and Ends: Kyle Pettit, Columbus pick and Arizona compensatory pick

Embed from Getty Images With the NHL Entry Draft rapidly approaching, loose ends are being tied up. Two of which have affected the Canucks. The first one is obvious – the Columbus Blue Jackets are required to provide a 2nd round pick in 2016, 2017 or 2018 for hiring former Canucks coach John Tortorella. It…

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WWYDW: Gudbranson for McCann

In case you haven’t heard, there was a pretty big trade last week. It just so happened to involve the Vancouver Canucks, too. Canucks general manager Jim Benning acquired Erik Gudbranson and a fifth round selection in exchange for Jared McCann and a pair of draft picks — 33rd and 93rd overall. We haven’t necessarily…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #21 Vitali Abramov

Embed from Getty Images Vitali Abramov of the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL checks in as the 21st ranked prospect on our consensus ranking. Though the diminutive Russian winger was a relative unknown entering his draft-eligible season, his prolific rookie season has forced himself into the conversation as a first-round pick.