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Graphic Comments: Cougars on the prowl for young talent

Well, if you haven’t heard yet, the Florida Panthers have claimed another victim. Reports are that yet another Canucks Army alumni, former editor Rhys Jessop has joined the growing team of analysts supporting the front office down in Sunrise. I always did think Rhys should be fired into the sun, but this isn’t quite what…

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WWYDW: Prospects!

There are few topics we like to write about at Canucks Army like prospects. In fact, you could make a case that the prospect profile series marks our favourite time of year. We’re almost finished with that series now, though, as Jeremy Davis just checked in with the second-ranked prospect in our consensus rankings. Which…

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Canucks Army Prospect Profile: #2 Olli Juolevi

Eleven years after the Canucks drafted the dearly departed Luc Bourdon tenth overall at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, they finally selected another defenceman in the first round. Enter Finnish blueliner Olli Juolevi, an offensive minded future power play quarterback lauded for his creativity, intelligence and ability to process the game. Hopefully a fixture on…

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3 Players the Canucks Should Consider Offering PTO’s

Sergei Belski: USA Today Sports You can tell hockey season is just around the corner when the professional tryouts start rolling in. That’s usually one of the first signs that summer is almost at a close. For Canucks fans, though, it’s often an off-season ritual their favourite team’s notably absent from more often than not….

Odds and Ends: Higgins PTO, Broadcast schedule and Travis Green

Embed from Getty Images Hockey season is almost here! Which means some little transactions are happening around the league that likely aren’t worth a full breakdown, but put a couple of them together and we might have something. I started this ‘series’ in June, of putting some smaller Canucks news stories together in one post…

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Canucks Army Prospect Profile: #3 Thatcher Demko

The only goalie to crack the Top 20 prospect list for the Canucks, Thatcher Demko, comes in ranked third in our consensus list. After an extremely impressive NCAA career, the young netminder now turns his attention to Utica this fall, with hopes of translating his success at Boston College to the AHL. For Canucks fans who’ve…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: August 29

We’re another week closer to the pre-season, which is great because frankly, I’m running out of inane small talk to fill this space before I answer your questions. I mean, some stuff happened. Nothing of real consequence, though. Brandon Pirri is off the market, having signed with the New York Rangers for one year at $1.1-million. That’s…

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Canucks Army Prospect Profiles #4: Anton Rodin

There’s so much I could say about Anton Rodin. I’m almost having a hard time figuring where to start. His development path has been an atypical one, to say the least. So much so, in fact, that it’s debatable whether or not he even qualifies as a “prospect”. He’ll turn 26 midway through the 2015-16…

This Week in Media Transcripts: Sbisa and Hansen’s Role on Team Europe

Embed from Getty Images With the World Cup of Hockey a month away, players have started to get back onto the ice after an off-season of mostly rehabilitation and training. The Canucks will have two players on Team Europe, as both Jannik Hansen and Luca Sbisa will be playing amongst their continental peers against the best players…

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Canucks Army Roundtable: International Ice

As we just watched the Canadian athletes take the country by storm during the Rio Games, and are awaiting the World Cup of Hockey starting in a short while in Toronto, it’s hard not to think about the highly controversial topic that is the NHL at the Olympic games. It has become a staple every…

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Will Jake Virtanen Start the Season in the AHL?

Anne-Marie Sorvin: USA Today Sports The Canucks have a series of difficult questions to face at the onset of training camp. Paramount among them is whether they can accommodate Jake Virtanen as a feature on their opening night lineup. It’s not even a matter of regression, or whether Virtanen has done anything to loosen his grip…

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Using pGPS: Mike Gillis UFA Prospects

Embed from Getty Images Hockey season is on the horizon, so news is really starting to pick up the pace. At the moment, we are counting down the top 20 prospects within the Canucks organization, some of which the current regime acquired. At the moment, Jim Benning’s left no stone unturned as he continues to…