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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #19 Jack Malone

Selected in the 6th round with the Vancouver Canucks’ 180th overall pick, Jack Malone was one of the big fallers of the 2019 NHL entry draft. After a strong USHL season in which he posted just over a point per game, he plans on taking the next step in his development with Cornell University in…

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The Final Plea for Nikolay Goldobin to be on the First Line

I’ve been down this road a hundred times, out here on these mean streets trying to convince people there’s a future for Nikolay Goldobin in a Canucks uniform; that he’s more than capable of playing on the first line, and then they go out and add JT Miller and Micheal Ferland. You’d think would bring…

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A Guide to Vancouver Canucks Podcasts

Podcasts are becoming the newest, hottest media outlet for sports discussion. Barstool’s “Spittin Chiclets” is likely at the top of the hockey podcast world with their two past guests being Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby, with 31 Thoughts sitting in a close second thanks to industry titans Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek. But there are…

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The Canucks Need Three Scoring Lines

When a good team evolves into a great team there are a few things that they all have in common. The defence can move the puck, the team has sufficient goaltending; and most importantly, they have a top nine forward group that can control the goal share. The Canucks have been a top six/bottom six…

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Getting to know Aidan McDonough

A couple weeks ago I was able to have a conversation with one of the Canucks’ seventh round picks Aidan McDonough. We talked about his early years, growing up in Massachusetts and what hockey was like on the east coast in Cape Cod, we chatted about his season with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders and even…

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Why JT Miller should be on the Boeser-Pettersson line

The Vancouver Canucks made a splash on day two of the NHL draft when they traded  a conditional first round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward JT Miller. That splash may have soaked Canucks fans at the time and probably still has more than a few people up in arms. The timeline that…

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Getting to Know Jack Malone

So last week I asked on Twitter which USHL draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks people wanted to see more of or hear more about and the winner of that poll was Jack Malone. Malone was selected 180th in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and was the third player selected by the Canucks in the…

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Let’s Mock n’ Roll: Faber’s Mock Draft

The entry draft will bring the future stars of the NHL to Vancouver this weekend and there are so many different ways this draft can go. The wide variety of forwards that sit in the 5-12 spots make it fun to see who will fall, who will reach and who will be available for the…

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2019 Draft Countdown No. 9: Matt Boldy

Welcome to Canucks Army’s 2019 Draft Countdown. Over the next four weeks leading up to the draft, we’ll be rounding up scouting reports, quotes, and videos about our Top-100 prospects available. Here is an aggregated profile on Matt Boldy.  Matt Boldy Date of Birth: April 5th, 2001 Nation: USA Position: LW Shoots: L Height: 6’2″…

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2019 Draft Countdown No. 10: Trevor Zegras

Trevor Zegras Date of Birth: March 20, 2001 Nation: USA Position: C/LW Shoots: Left Height: 6’0″ Weight: 175 lbs NHL teams will have a tough decision to make on June 21st when they are called to the stage to announce their first round pick in the NHL draft, names like Matt Boldy, Peyton Krebs, Victor…

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2019 Draft Countdown No. 11: Victor Söderström

Do you believe in love at first sight? I didn’t, until I saw Victor Söderström play hockey, the 5’11” right shot defenceman immediately had traits that popped off the laptop screen as I streamed SHL games. There was improvement from game one to 44 for Söderström as he competed in the competitive Swedish Hockey League…

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3 Quick Thoughts about the USNTDP

So I’ve been watching a ton of USNTDP games over the past month and really dove into them over the past few weeks. It’s absolutely true that this team is full of some amazing talent and I think that half of the first 10 picks in this years draft will be from that team. There’s…