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2020 NHL Draft Profile No. 5: Jamie Drysdale

With the fifth entry in the Canucks Army 2020 NHL Draft Profiles, we get to the first defenceman of the draft. Name: Jamie Drysdale Date of Birth: April 8, 2002 Nation: Canada Position: D Shoots: Right Height: 5’11” Weight: 170 lbs   The mobile, right-shot defenceman is a favourite of mine in this year’s class…

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2020 NHL Draft Profile No. 2: Quinton Byfield

The 2020 draft has had an established front-runner in Alexis Lafreniere since the beginning of the scouting season and while his positioning seems to have held course, this next player on our list has been knocking at the door all season long. Coming in at number two is Sudbury Wolves center, Quinton Byfield. Name: Quinton…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – March 8, 2020

Regular seasons are winding down around the prospect world and playoffs are ramping up in Russia. Vasily Podkolzin enjoyed some solid productivity in his first KHL playoff round and Michael DiPietro continues to give the Utica Comets confidence in between the pipes. All this and more in this week’s Blackfish Report. CHL Carson Focht scored…

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How Tyler Toffoli’s Age Factors into his Future with the Canucks

The Canucks’ acquisition of Tyler Toffoli was met with equal parts excitement and derision over the hefty price Vancouver paid to get him. While the team as a whole has struggled since Toffoli’s arrival, there’s no question that he’s made a major impact on an individual level. Through seven games, Toffoli has five goals (leads…

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How the Canucks’ Final 17 Games Will Affect the Goalie Situation

It’s the first Wednesday morning of March and 17 games remain in the Vancouver Canucks season. Positioned in the first wildcard spot, two points are all that separate them from playing playoff hockey or golfing in April. With each game increasing in importance as the Canucks dig-in for their final push, I thought it would…

Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – March 1, 2020

The playoffs begin in the KHL and the Utica Comets deal with the aftermath of the Jacob Markstrom injury. Plus, Vancouver’s Swedish prospects dazzled in their respective leagues. All this and more in this weeks edition of Canucks Army’s Blackfish Report. CHL Carson Focht continues his strong stretch of play adding another goal and assist…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – February 26, 2020

The trade deadline has come and gone and I apologize for getting this one out a little late. But with the trade deadline came the departure of one of Vancouver’s top prospects. Tyler Madden was included in the trade that brought in Tyler Toffoli. Some WHL players made up for the regular Madden gifs this…

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The Tape: What Makes Tyler Toffoli an Offensive Threat

With a week to go before the NHL trade deadline, Jim Benning took stock of a Vancouver Canucks team that currently sits third in the Pacific Division. Amidst the volatility of the battle for the Pacific crown, Benning saw an opportunity to improve his team and pounced. Just a single point back of the division-leading…