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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – October 13, 2019

Welcome back to Blackfish, CanucksArmy’s weekly prospect report! Over the years of reading the site, this series has been a favourite of mine and I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to carry on the torch. That having been said, I am still fairly new to this writing thing, so any feedback would…

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Quinn Hughes could be the key to unlocking Tyler Myers’ power play potential

The modern NHL power play has gradually shifted away from the traditional two defencemen set up, transitioning towards the four-forward formation that is most common today. Dailyfaceoff.com displays two power play units for each of the 31 NHL teams. Of those 62 units, just 20 are formed with two defencemen. Only two of the league’s…

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Will Vancouver’s blue line additions result in fewer goals against?

One of the biggest questions going into the Vancouver’s offseason was how Jim Benning would address the blue line. Having stayed relatively static for the past 2 seasons, it was clear that something would need to change if the team that allowed the 10th most goals over that time had any hopes of taking the…