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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #49 Grigori Denisenko

A dynamic and electric player, Grigori Denisenko lands in our 49th ranked slot. Denisenko is one of the most offensively gifted and dynamic players in this draft class but lacks size and has some things that he needs to work on before he can be effective in the NHL. Given that he spent all of…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #50 Kyle Topping

Kyle Topping lands in the halfway spot of our 2018 NHL Draft rankings. Hailing from Salt Spring Island, Topping played in the BCHL before heading to the Kelowna Rockets. Known for his hockey sense and playmaking abilities, Topping burst out offensively this season with a 65 point campaign and then followed that up with five…

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Monday Mailbag: After Dark

What happens when J.D. Burke hands off the Monday Mailbag to someone who is already midway through their fourth beer? As they used to say on my favourite T.V. show, let’s find out. Are the playoffs a semi realistic aim for 1819 season? And when do you think the next ‘cup window’ will be? 21-25…

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Stick Taps: June 3rd, 2018

Stick Taps: where I relay Canucks-related news and content that circulated throughout the Smylosphere this week. Rumours, opinion pieces, significant headlines and anything else worth noting to the fan base – I’ve got you covered!

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #51 Blade Jenkins

Blade Jenkins lands in the 51st spot in the CanucksArmy prospect rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Definitely one of the best names of this draft class, Jenkins played his draft minus one season with the UDNTDP, where he was committed to head to the University of Michigan this upcoming fall. But decided to…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #52 Sean Durzi

After going undrafted in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Sean Durzi is the 52nd ranked prospect for this draft class. When looking back, you can understand why he was passed over – after putting up 10 goals in his draft minus season, Durzi suffered some bad luck in terms of shooting percentage and battled an…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #53 Jack Drury

The nephew of Chris Drury, Jack checks in as the 53rd ranked prospect in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The left-handed centre had a good season overall that should see him in the conversation as a potential 2nd or 3rd round pick in this upcoming draft class. He has all the intangibles that teams desire…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #54 Jakub Lauko

Landing in the 54th slot in our CanucksArmy 2018 NHL Entry Draft rankings is Czech forward Jakub Lauko. Lauko is a player that impressed at the international tournaments throughout the season and is oozing with skill that makes him a really attractive long-term option in the second round. As we’ve seen with any teenage prospect,…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #55 Jacob Ragnarsson

Jacob Ragnarsson is an American born defenceman of Swedish descent who was a regular in the Allsvenskan this year. The son of former NHLer Marcus Ragnarsson, Jacob may be one of the most underrated prospects of this draft class as he isn’t really noted in many public rankings and landed as the 44th best European…

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Babych Please: A Week for the Rookies – June 1st, 2018

This week was all about the baby Canucks. With both Petrus Palmu and Michael DiPietro signing their entry-level contracts, the Canucks have now inked 5 of 8 players from their 2017 draft class. The current success of that draft is unprecedented, so you can’t blame a fan for being a little excited!