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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #76 David Lilja

With the 76th overall slot, Swedish centre David Lilja checks in. A high energy player who has represented his country a few times, produced in the junior ranks and was a regular in the Allsvenskan this season, Lilja is someone who could hear his name called in the latter parts of the draft. Lilja is…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #77 Kody Clark

The son of the Maple Leafs legend, Wendel, Kody Clark checks in as the 77th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft after a promising sophomore season in the OHL. Clark is one of the most skilled players of this draft class with the puck on his stick but there are some areas of…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #78 Dmitri Zavgorodny

Dmitri Zavgorodny is a player that has seen his stock rise and fall throughout the course of the 2018 season as he had some really promising periods of time during the year but he is always fighting an uphill battle as a 5’9″ centre. Zavgorodny is a crafty centre who has a good shot and…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #79 Linus Nyman

One of the top scoring re-entries this year is Finnish-born OHL sniper Linus Nyman. The diminutive winger has spent the last two seasons on a powerful Kingston team, benefiting from and contributing to the strength of that group. We have Nyman ranked near the end of our Top 100 last year, and after going unclaimed…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #80 Liam Foudy

Liam Foudy is another player who benefited from the CHL’s trade deadline, in this because it afforded him a lot more opportunity when his London Knights became sellers. As a result, he saw a huge spike in his offence in the second half of the season. Foudy is a terrific skater and can speed past…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #81 Linus Karlsson

Landing in the 81st prospect slot for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft is Swedish centre, Linus Karlsson. Only in two other public rankings (at this moment), Karlsson absolutely tore up the SuperElit trailing only Jonatan Berggren in scoring at that level this season and appeared in a thirteen SHL games over the course of the…

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Babych Please: Animal Edition – May 25th, 2018

We’re switching gears a bit in this week’s edition of Babych Please. It’s the Canucks’ offseason, therefore not much is going on. Michael Del Zotto is renovating his house, Sam Gagner is hanging out with his family at Kits Beach, and Jake Virtanen is spending lots of time on his boat. It’s essentially the same…

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R is for Revolution

First you have the revolution. Then you have the counter-revolution. And then you win. As I wrote back then: It is only a matter of time before the Computer Boys and Big Corsi are running the show. Until then, all we can do is sit back, grab another bag of popcorn and wait for the…