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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – December 8, 2019

Finally, some good news on the Olli Juolevi front in this week’s edition of Blackfish. We’re also talking World Junior selection camp and a couple of Swedish prospects continue their hot streaks. CHL Carson Focht was held pointless this week. Focht has cooled off after his strong start to the season. He is now 5th…

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Postgame: Roussel and Leivo each score two, Miller wins it in overtime

It was a shootout today at Rogers Arena and not the kind that takes place after five minutes of overtime. Think the final shootout of a Spaghetti Western. Josh Leivo even looks like Clint Eastwood in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly if you squint hard enough. No? Well, forced comparisons aside, the movie…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – December 1, 2019

It’s December, which means we are that much closer to one of my favourite times of the year, the World Junior Championship, but first we have the latest edition of the Blackfish to get to. Nils Hoglander is coming into his own in the SHL with increased ice-time, Tyler Madden continues to dominate the NCAA,…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – November 24, 2019

It’s been a big week in Canucks prospect land. Jett Woo is finding his scoring touch for the Hitmen, Tyler Madden and Aidan McDonough were unstoppable, and the Comet’s had a very busy week. The European prospects also found the back of the net in the SHL, VHL, and Czech Extraliga. As always, any tips…

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Postgame: Canucks lose Alex Edler but earn 2 points against Capitals

Put to the test against the best team the NHL has to offer, a young Canucks team earned a 2-1 shootout victory. This game was a reminder of the intentions of Vancouver’s front office when they acquired JT Miller: to add experience to their forward group and get the team back into the postseason by…

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Postgame: Canucks left seeing Stars, Lose 6-1

Up against one of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Canucks were flat-footed and sloppy. Their breakouts were poorly executed and led to all three defensive pairings seeing new combinations. Vancouver’s play through center ice did not fare any better as the Stars were able to suffocate most of the team’s rushes as the…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – November 17, 2019

This week Vasili Podkolzin and Russia faced off against Jett Woo and Carson Focht in the CIBC Canada Russia Series, Tyler Madden and Northeastern had a big week, and Petrus Palmu continues to put up points in Liiga. CHL Jett Woo and Carson Focht played in the CIBC Canada Russia series this week. Neither registered…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – November 9, 2019

It was a big week for Canucks prospects as there are international tournaments happening, NCAA multi-point games, and solid goaltending in the AHL. Let’s get right into it! CHL Jett Woo continues to be relied upon heavily by the Hitmen in all situations. I’m hoping to catch some of his games soon to see how…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – November 3, 2019

It’s November which means that play is now underway in every league and conference that Canucks prospects are playing in. This week, Harvard opened their season against Dartmouth, where another young defenceman is showing dynamic talent on the blueline, a goalie in the OHL is continuing his hot start, and Utica’s hot start finally came…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – October 27, 2019

In this week’s Blackfish report, Tyler Madden is going for the Cy Young award, first impressions of Jack Malone, a couple of Finnish prospects get on the board, and Nils Hoglander makes his return. Plus, some insight on a certain AHL defender from CanucksArmy’s Cory Hergott. Let’s do that prospect coverage! CHL Jett Woo had…

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The Case for Jake Virtanen on Horvat’s Wing

Bo Horvat is coming off a a road trip worthy of a captain. After being held scoreless for the first five games of the season, he netted five crucial goals in three road victories against the Blues, Rangers, and Red Wings. His first of the year came off a mad scramble in the crease just…