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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – February 9, 2020

Three American Canucks prospects faced off in the Boston Beanpot tournament this week and showed well, Vasili Podkolzin continues to produce with his increased role with SKA, and the Utica Comets had their hands full with two games requiring extra time to get a conclusion. All this and more in this week’s Blackfish report. CHL…

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Postgame: Wild Take Down Pettersson-less Canucks 4-2

Looking to get back on track after a suffocating loss to the Boston Bruins, the Canucks felt one final aftershock from Tuesday night. Elias Pettersson took the warm-up skate with the Canucks but was deemed unfit to play due to a lower-body injury sustained from a hit by Matt Grzelcyk in Boston. This news not…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – February 3, 2020

It’s February, which means the trade deadline is approaching, and there will be lots to speculate about with regards to big club. Meanwhile, in Canucks prospect land, an AHL first occurred, a couple Swedish prospects are tearing up their leagues, and a small Russian forward returns from injury. CHL Jett Woo had a 2 assist…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – January 26, 2020

As January wraps up, Vasili Podkolzin has started to break out offensively. The 1st round draft choice scored his first career KHL goal and followed it up the next game with his second. It was a quiet week for NCAA prospects but the Swedes and AHLers made some noise. All this and more in this…

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The Tape: Quinn Hughes is an All-star Manipulator

Like waves crashing against the shores of Spanish Banks, Michael Ferland persistently laid bodycheck after bodycheck on Vancouver’s 2015 defence corp to great effect. In addition to the mental toll that the Calgary forward’s physical game evoked, a glaring weakness in Vancouver’s blue line was exposed. The group could not transport the puck fast enough…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – January 19, 2020

With the hockey season approaching the three-quarters mark, Vancouver’s prospects have been keeping busy. Will Lockwood and the University of Michigan had a fantastic week, a Russian prospect is seeing an increase in ice-time, and the Utica Comets are on a tear. Let’s get right into it. CHL Jett Woo cooled off this week notching…

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Regression and Ice-Time: Analyzing Bo Horvat’s Dominant January

For Bo Horvat, personal accolades are a reflection of his team’s success. Goals and assists are always a nice touch, but the ultimate statistics that Horvat worries about are found in the win and loss column. Such is the weight of being an NHL captain in a rabid Canadian market starved of success. The pressure…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – January 11, 2020

A couple of Canucks prospects have started 2020 off on the right foot. Jett Woo is putting up points in an expanded role, Nils Hoglander is building off his World Juniors dominance now that he’s back, in the SHL and Brogan Rafferty is still atop the AHL scoring list for defenders. CHL Jett Woo assisted…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – January 5, 2020

Welcome to the first Blackfish of 2020! Jett Woo is heating up in Calgary, a trio of NCAA prospects had themselves a strong week, and there is plenty to cover over at the World Junior Championships. CHL Jett Woo is currently riding a 4-game point streak which includes a goal and 4 assists. He has…