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The Trade Market For Moving Up At The Draft

The Vancouver Canucks are scheduled to host the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on June 21 and 22 at Rogers Arena, and they’re currently slated to select 10th overall—their lowest first round selection since selecting Brock Boeser 23rd overall in 2015. The 2019 draft class looks to be a deep one—and there will be multiple high-level…

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Canucks Taking Dragon’s Den Approach To Offseason

Watching the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs is a healthy reminder of where the Vancouver Canucks are in their rebuild and what it takes to not only make the playoffs but extend that success beyond the final weeks of April and May. This past season, we were all introduced to the phenom that is Elias Pettersson…

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2019 NHL Draft: Jim Benning planning on sticking to his list

GM Jim Benning will reportedly be sticking to his list come draft day on June. 21 in Vancouver. The Canucks’ GM provided some good quotes to Ben Kuzma of The Province about his strategy for the 2019 NHL Draft. Despite constant strategy talk from media and fans about who the Canucks should draft, it looks…

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2019 NHL Draft: Consolidated Industry Rankings for May 2019

It’s been quite a while since I last released a consolidated industry rankings in this space, and I apologize for that – I’ve been a bit preoccupied setting up a new prospect-driven entity over at NextGen Hockey. I toyed with the idea of publishing consolidated rankings over there. I would leave them unlocked of course;…

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 CanucksArmy Year In Review: Derrick Pouliot

On May 8, 2019, the Vancouver Canucks made it official—they would not be making a qualifying offer to retain Derrick Pouliot’s services, and he would be set loose to join the unrestricted free agency market. It’s a move that almost certainly marks the end of Pouliot’s tenure with the organization, and in many ways it…

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10’s of Options Draft Profile: Matt Boldy

There has been one name that has been in everyone’s mouth at some point when it comes to who the Vancouver Canucks should consider with their tenth overall pick in this upcoming NHL entry draft. That name is Matt Boldy, the positional need draws as a great fit for the Canucks as they are lacking…

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CanucksArmy Utica Comets Season In Review: Part Five, Three’s Company

Utica Comets Season In Review Part Five Three’s Company In part four of this series, I took a look at some of the Growing Pains faced by Jonah Gadjovich and Kole Lind in their rookie seasons. CanucksArmy Utica Comets Season In Review: Part Four, Growing Pains https://t.co/VqEyp0PNTu #Canucks #NHL — Botchford's Army (@CanucksArmy) May 10, 2019 In…

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WWYDW: Offside Review

When Gabriel Landeskog failed to get back on the bench quickly during game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinallast week, it reignited the debate surrounding the NHL’s offside review process. Despite the fact that Landeskog was no longer considered part of the play, the NHL ruled that the Avalanche were offside on what would have…