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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #41 Nicolas Beaudin

After a couple of forwards in our rankings, we jump back to the blueline with the 41st ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Nicolas Beaudin is a fantastic puck mover who loves to setup his teammates for good chances or one-timers. He has great awareness and read of the play that is displayed…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #42 Jack McBain

Jack McBain was an almost lock for the first round of this draft class to start the year but has seen his stock slip slightly as the season went on. This isn’t because he didn’t play well, as he did, but is more of a reflection of other players exceeding expectations. Add the fact that…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #43 Ty Dellandrea

Ty Dellandrea was a bright spot for the struggling Flint Firebirds this season. This was after an impressive rookie season in 2016-17 that saw him post thirteen goals and eleven assists in 57 games with the Firebirds. Given his team’s struggles, it can be hard to accurately project with Dellandrea and what he may be…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #44 Jesse Ylonen

An American born winger with Finnish descent and the son of former NHLer Juha, Jesse Ylonen lands in the 44th ranked spot in 2018 CanucksArmy Draft Rankings. Playing in the second tier of the Finnish leagues, Ylonen put up some decent numbers using his smart offensive skillset to give defenders fits. He may be a…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #45 Mattias Samuelsson

We turn our attention back to the USNTDP for our 45th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Mattias Samuelsson is a player that will likely see his name called higher than we have ranked and there are quite a few reasons why that may happen. He plays a well-rounded game with size, physicality,…

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McKenzie ‘I Wouldn’t be Surprised if Vancouver has at Least Expressed Some Interest in Ryan O’Reilly’

On Monday afternoon, TSN1040 had The Bobfather (Bob McKenzie) join the show for one of his always illuminating interviews. Naturally, the conversation started with the Canucks pursuit of Carolina Hurricanes defenceman and pending restricted free agent Noah Hanifin. McKenzie offered his read of the Hurricanes situation beyond the Hanifin rumours, suggesting that Justin Faulk and…