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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…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – December 29, 2019

Happy World Juniors! There’s a lot to talk about this week as the CHL returned to game action, a Swedish prospect is on loan, and the Utica Comets won their 2 games. CHL Jett Woo and the Hitmen returned to action this week playing 2 games. Woo scored this power-play goal, his second of the…

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Vasili Podkolzin and Nils Hoglander Shine in Day 1 of the World Junior Championships

Vasili Podkolzin In the Russian winger’s second go-round at the WJC, Podkolzin has been trusted with a pivotal role in Russia’s forward group. Not only is he wearing an ‘A’ while playing in the top-six, but he is also logging big minutes on Russia’s first-unit power-play mixed in with penalty-killing duties. Vancouver’s most recent first-round…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – December 16, 2019

It was a quiet week for Canucks prospects as many teams are already on their winter breaks. However, Aidan McDonough and Northeastern made some noise this week and Kole Lind and the Utica Comets went 2-2. CHL Carson Focht scored against Lethbridge while registering 7 shots on net. Carson Focht with a goal and 7…

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Four Top-Six Wingers That Can Help the Canucks Win Now and In the Future

Yesterday, Canucks General Manager Jim Benning spoke to TSN 1040 about a laundry list of topics. Among them was his desire to add a top-six scoring winger in a trade if it “fit and made sense.” The sentiment is understandable. The line of Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, and JT Miller has been exceptional throughout the…

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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…