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WWYDW: President Wario

Since college is finally, mercifully over, I’ll be taking the reins back from J.D. Burke as the curator of What Would You Do Wednesday. Before we get into it, I’d like to extend a sincere thank-you to him for taking it off my hands for the school year. With the Stanley Cup Final nearing it’s…

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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…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #46 Jonny Tychonick

Penticton Vees defender Jonny Tychonick lands at 46th overall in the CanucksArmy prospect ranking for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Already part of the all-name team for this draft class, Tychonick is a smart and charismatic kid who jumps off the page as an offensive defenceman who can quarterback a powerplay. He is already committed to one…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #47 Niklas Nordgren

Niklas Nordgren tore up the U20 junior leagues over the last two years and was able to get a cup of coffee at the Liiga level this season. He posted some really encouraging numbers in terms of goals for and rates very well with pGPS expected success rates. He also tore up international tournaments this…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #48 Aidan Dudas

The diminutive Owen Sound Attack forward, Aidan Dudas, checks in as the 48th ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. With any forward of his size, there will be concern that he won’t be able to make it at the next level but Dudas oozes with skill and work ethic that allows him overcomes…