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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #38 – Matthew Strome

While they still have a long way to go before they can compete with the Sutters as the premiere hockey family, the Stromes are well on their way to making a name for themselves, with a third brother entering the NHL draft in six years. Unlike brothers Ryan and Dylan, however, Matthew Strome isn’t expected…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #39 – Conor Timmins

Conor Timmins may be a bit late on the list here, and a lot of that may be my own fault. I will admit that in retrospect I ranked him way too late, skewing the average. Ironically, I will now be the one to guide you through our profile of the 6’1, right-shot defender. Timmins…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #40 Jonah Gadjovich

Clocking in at #40 on our consensus ranking is gritty power winger Jonah Gadjovich. Gadjovich has flown under the radar this season, despite finishing first in goals among draft-eligible players in the OHL. For some reason, most publications have Gadjovich ranked as a second or third-round pick, which is odd given his projectable 6’3″ frame…

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Blue Jackets opt to send 2017 pick to Canucks for Tortorella

The staff compensation rule was one of the single worst nuances introduced to the National Hockey League over the past few years unless you were the benefactor. The Vancouver Canucks certainly were when the Columbus Blue Jackets hired John Tortorella to be their head coach in October 2015. While they had long fired the polarizing…

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Canucks Army Podcast – Episode 27 – 2017

  In this week’s episode, we talk Canucks defensemen, how the blueline is shaping up with Philip Holm in the mix and Jalen Chatfield’s strong performance in Windsor but does that mean a Tanev deal is any more likely? We also welcome Jeremy Davis to the show as well as renowned Sports Psychologist Dr. Justin Anderson…

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WWYDW: Trading A Defenseman

The Canucks signed Swedish defenseman Philip Holm this week, increasing speculation about the future of the Canucks’ D core. Talk of trading Chris Tanev in particular has intensified, but Ben Hutton and Alex Edler have also been bandied about as possible trade chips. The rumour is that the Canucks would like help at forward, but…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #41 – Ivan Lodnia

Ivan Lodnia might not register on most’s radar ahead of the draft, but that’s just because he’s lost in the Erie Otters bounty of flashy offensive prospects. On most CHL teams, Lodnia is a first line forward. In Erie, he was just another guy on a team replete with future stars. Don’t let that dampen your…