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A Tough Draft Decision Avoided, Tomorrow’s Plans and Dodgin’ Kostin

The Decision at Five The Canucks entered this draft with a very clear idea of what they needed to get at fifth overall. They identified two distinct needs: a playmaking centre and a power play defenceman. It came as little surprise then when Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced his selection of Timra centre Elias…

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Benning: “Dahlen played a part” in Drafting Elias Pettersson

Getting a better whole than the sum of Swedish parts is what made the Canucks one of the most successful franchises of the post-salary cap era. Their selection of Elias Pettersson fifth overall is the final step towards making sure history repeats itself. Vancouver Canucks Select Elias Petterson 5th Overall https://t.co/GJ79ILuXIn via @canucksarmy — J.D. Burke…

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Who will the Canucks select 33rd overall?

With the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in the rear view mirror, Canucks general manager Jim Benning made himself available to the media. In the interview, he mentioned that the Canucks would likely be leaning towards a forward with the 33rd overall pick. He followed that up with mentioning that there were…

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Vancouver Canucks Select Elias Petterson 5th Overall

After months of speculation, the Vancouver Canucks took to the stage at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Their haul was none other than Elias Pettersson of Timra in the Allsvenskan, a playmaking centre who’s soft hands and vision make him a sound bet for their future at the position. The @Canucks go with a big…

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How pGPS Values Draft Slots at the 2017 Entry Draft

Time is ticking away until the 2017 NHL Entry Draft gets underway, and I’m sure everyone is bursting with anticipation. Unless you’re actually present in Chicago, there’s not much that can be done at this point except wait. Everyone passes the time a little differently. I pass the time by continuing to tinker with the…

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Canucks to Make Changes to Front-Office Staff

When Jim Benning was first hired as general manager of the Canucks, one of his most significant roles has been to ignite an alamingly bare prospect pool. Going into his fourth NHL Entry Draft with the organization, his drafting so far – although not stellar – has been much better than the previous regime’s. During…

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2017 Final Consolidated Industry Draft Rankings

With only hours to go before the draft gets underway, let’s take one final look at how the mainstream industry rankings have sorted through the prospects available in this draft. After all the drama that happened when I looked at the variance between the rankings, I feel compelled to point out that this list is…

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The Big SEAL Reveal: Adjusted Scoring For First Time Eligible Prospects

Over the past month and a half, concurrent with the steady release of our Top 100 Draft Profiles, I have been working diligently on a variety of draft-related statistical models. pGPS, the Prospect Graduation Probabilities System, has been a go-to for us at Canucks Army since last year’s draft and played a heavy role this…

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Canucks Army Roundtable: Draft Day

The day we all wish for on the ice as little kids is upon us, but I have bad news for our plethora of writers here at Canucks Army, I don’t foresee any of them getting picked up this evening. Maybe tomorrow guys! However, they are qualified to tell us who they think goes #1…

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Babych Please – June 23rd, 2017

This afternoon, the Canucks will welcome a new draft pick into the organization and he will be everyone’s new son. First, let’s bid farewell to a very special former Canuck and his new son! The Vegas Golden Knights drafted their roster this week, ending the memorable Luca Sbisa era of Canucks hockey. Sbisa seemed like…

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The Roundup

Looking back at the expansion draft, the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle, McDavid wins everything, Matthews scores the Calder, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.