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WWYDW: 55th Overall

Earlier this week, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced they would be sending this year’s second round pick (55th overall) to the Canucks as compensation for hiring John Tortorella in the summer of 2015.  Draft season will soon be upon us, but we’ll be saving the question of who the Canucks should select with their first…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #20 – Jason Robertson

Jason Robertson is another statistical standout whose numbers blast off the page. Whether it’s standard stats, on-ice data, adjusted scoring or cohort data, Robertson shows extremely well. Unfortunately, he’s been limited in the scouting rankings by a couple of potential red flags. Whether or not he can overcome those may be the difference between Robertson…

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Newell Brown on Canucks power play: ‘You have to change with the times’

While the surroundings look familiar to Newell Brown in his second go-round as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks, very little remains from the days when the team was riding high atop the National Hockey League standings. The 55-year-old, who worked alongside Alain Vigneault on the Canucks staff from 2010 to 2013, was introduced…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #21 – Ryan Poehling

Coming in as the 21st ranked prospect in the 2017 NHL entry draft is St Cloud State University centre Ryan Poehling. A combination of size, vision and leadership that teams will covet, Poehling completed his freshman season in the NCAA with his two brothers, Jack and Nick. Ryan didn’t blow the doors off at St…

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Henrik Sedin

As of today, we’ve got just one more guaranteed year of the Sedin twins as Vancouver Canucks. That’s it. After their fifth career contract, a Stanley Cup Final berth, the 1-2 spots on the franchise career scoring lists and a guarantee of retired numbers in the rafters one day, two of the greatest Canucks of all…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #22 – Klim Kostin

The big Russian power winger Klim Kostin, is this draft’s wild card. Limited in his draft season by a season-ending shoulder injury that also tainted much of his play before that, scouts will have to dig into their memory banks to remember the potential that Kostin showed is his impressive draft-minus-one season when they’re decided…