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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #51 – Robin Salo

Robin Salo is a two-way defencemen that played his entire 2016-17 campaign in the top Finnish league – an excellent sign. He’s also played stints there as a 17-year old and even as a 16-year old, as his calm game, high level of intelligence, and his sturdiness have allowed him to survive in the pro game…

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The Media Is The Message

Almost a year after they went down, the two most significant trades in recent NHL history are still shining a light on the chasm between the hockey establishment and its fans. First, it was the “success” of the Oilers being pinned on Adam Larsson, and most recently there has been much hand-wringing about PK Subban…

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Canucks sign Swedish defenceman Philip Holm to 1 year ELC

The Canucks have dipped their toes into the UFA prospect market today, as they’ve signed 25 year old Swedish defenceman Philip Holm. #Canucks sign defenceman Philip Holm to entry-level contract. https://t.co/h5hsl31Ovi pic.twitter.com/zJoprsIw56 — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) May 26, 2017 The full press release is as follows: Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #52 – Kyle Olson

One player’s disappointment can often be another player’s opportunity, and that was the case with Kyle Olson of the Tri-City Americans this year. Olson was the beneficiary of the season-ending injury suffered by teammate Michael Rasmussen. Not only was Olson given more ice time as a result, but he was given the opportunity to play…

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Babych Please – May 26th, 2017

This week, the Canucks gained a gold medal, two degrees, a new Swede, and plenty of quality time with the boys. Alex Edler won a gold medal this week and is probably feeling great, despite what his facial expressions may suggest. alex edler: the most excited I've ever seen himalex edler: still the least enthusiastic…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #53 Jake Oettinger

Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #53 Jake Oettinger Our first (Spoiler: and only) goalie to get a solo profile is Boston University’s Jake Oettinger, who checks in as the 53rd ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The lower ranking isn’t indicative of his talent level, as Oettinger had an extremely positive draft season…